BUS to hold ’90s vs. 2000s community dinner

Daria Gaither

Black United Students (BUS) will host a community dinner this Monday at 7 p.m. in the Oscar Ritchie Multipurpose Room.

This is a free event for all Kent State students with a donation of toiletries, non-perishable food items and/or clothing.

The theme for the community dinner is “90s vs. 2000s.” All attendees are encouraged to wear ’90s or 2000s attire.

Chynna Baldwin, a sophomore psychology major and director of community affairs for BUS, said the theme is relatable to all students.

“Those were the days,” Baldwin said. “We want people to come out, have fun and reminisce on childhood.”

The purpose of the community dinner falls in line with BUS’ mission statement to build on community.

“The whole point is to bring everyone together and get to know each other on a personal level,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin believes there is more to community service than typical activities.

“Community service is more than just helping at homeless shelters, but bringing our community at Kent State together too,” Baldwin said. “I hope that the event brings everyone together. Sometimes we do not see each other until the next BUS mass meeting.”

BUS board and committee members will make backpacks with all the donated items. The backpacks will be taken and passed out to people in need in Cleveland.  

Daria Gaither is the diversity reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].