Jackson State University students participated in “5 Days of Giving” on campus to give back for a good cause. 

As Jackson State University Homecoming quickly approaches, students are thrilled about the entire week and what is to come. More specifically, they are excited that Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz will be performing at their Homecoming concert, however, the ticket cost was not so attractive.

To address this issue the Campus Activities Board launched their “5 Days of Giving.” For five days from 12-1 they gave out a specific amount of homecoming concert tickets in exchange for 10 non-perishable items. In total, by the end of the week, they raised over 12,000 non-perishable items.


Last week a local food center, Stewpot was broken into and many items were deemed stolen. Stewpot received the majority of the donations so that they can restock their shelves. Items will also be donated to Gateway, Salvation Army, and Stewpot again on Monday. Over 1,000 students on campus received a concert ticket, that was originally being sold for $30.

Campus Activities Board President Larry Strickland released a statement:

“Our primary goal was to be of service not only to the student community but to the community that surrounds our school. We hear the concerns of the students and acted immediately and by doing so killed two birds with one stone. I’m excited to see what the 2016-2017 CAB Administration has in store this academic school year. Stay tuned!”

The JSU Homecoming Concert will be on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 p.m.

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Kyle Kidd-Buckner is a 21-year-old, Graduating Senior Mass Communication major from Los Angeles, CA with emphasis in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science at Jackson State University. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. initiated Spring 2017 into the Delta Phi Chapter where he serves as Associate Editor of The Sphinx. Spring of 2017, Kyle was appointed to the position of Executive President for the Campus Activities Board for the 2017-2018 Academic School year completing his tenure January 2018. He has served as an Author for HBCUBuzz and Collegiate Sports Editor of Black Beat Sports with stories also featured in 7 Hues Magazine and DoerHouse LLC. He currently interns at The Meme Agency as a Public Relations Intern and BYOBSociety as a Marketing Intern and serves as Managing Editor for Watch The Yard. Kyle aims to become a expert in all things media. He was the 2016 National Conference on Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient representing Jackson State in Orlando, FL. Kyle recently Co-Author his first book, "Grown and Gone" a book created to assist high school seniors with their transition into their first independent year as college student. Kyle lives by the life mantra, "I trust the next chapter, because I know the Author..."