Cardboard campground mimics homelessness

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Posted: November 4, 2013

The Winchester Star

Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons and her daughter, Shayla, 9, along with students and faculty, spent Friday night in boxes on campus as part of a fundraiser for the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) program, which provides area homeless a warm place to sleep during the winter. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Shenandoah University junior Shannon Allin of Burke assembles boxes for fellow students, administrators and faculty to live in for 12 hours beginning Friday night. About 40 people took part in the event.
Shenandoah University junior Carrie Cook, of Houston, Texas, a musical theater major, spent Friday night in a cardboard box on campus as part of a fundraiser for the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) program. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

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On Friday night, Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons snuggled into her presidential suite — the name students gave the large cardboard box that would serve as her sleeping…



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