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Creighton students make fall trip to White Violet Center

Sitting in clover and pulling weeds was a pleasant way to spend Tuesday afternoon for some Creighton University students spending their fall break in the Wabash Valley.

"It's therapeutic on a day like this," said Ameer Chughtai, a sophomore biology major from Nebraska.

With a light breeze and unseasonably warm temperatures — thanks to global warming, Chughtai said — he worked with fellow biology students Alyssa Yuen of Hawaii and Lindsey Mack of Iowa as they pulled weeds in the gardens of the White Violent Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

Other Creighton students were serving elsewhere as part of the week-long...