Category Archives: Features

The Features section caters to everything you need to know about culture on campus and the Louisville community. Here we explore the arts, student events and the latest trends that make U of L unique.

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CNN media reporter talks news and views at U of L

By Simon Isham–

As a freshman at Towson University in Baltimore, Md., Brian Stelter created TVNewser, a blog about cable television news. Throughout his college years, the blog gained notoriety and “The New York Times” picked up his story on their cover. At graduation, Stelter knew he had a job at The Gray Lady.

Now, he has his own show on CNN, “Reliable Sources,” which airs every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Stelter’s fresh-out-of-college success story is more than most recent graduates can hope for, but Stelter shared his experiences and tips with communication students today in the TV studio in the basement of Strickler Hall.

Stelter majored in mass communication, but said that if he could do college over again, he would not have chosen to pursue journalism as a major. Instead, he said he would have chosen to major in “history, or something for fun.”

“It’s because I learned so much by doing it,” he said. “My classes in college were essential for (media) law, for ethics, for some of the mechanics, but I think I learned more by doing it. I never thought to major in anything other than journalism, since it was what I loved since I was seven years old. But in retrospect, you only get those four years once. I would have liked to have taken more classes in other topics, like economics.

“The reason I started the blog was because I had a boring first semester. I got busier, but the blog was so important by then that I wanted to keep it going.”

During college, Stelter was also the editor-in-chief of Towson’s newspaper, “The Towerlight.”

“It’s like covering a miniature city. Universities are miniature cities. They should be as such. There are great and important stories there. What I noticed was that we could be relevant not just on campus, but in the whole community,” he said.

Stelter told students that if he were just starting out as a reporter, he would make his beat as specific as possible, such that his coverage would be “indispensable.”

In 2011 while at “The New York Times,” he was featured in a documentary about the newspaper, in which he voiced his support of Twitter as a news-gathering tool. Today, three years later, he is just as vocal, telling students who had questions to reach out to him at his Twitter handle, @BrianStelter.

Stelter is in Louisville to interview Alain de Botton this evening at 6 p.m. in the Kentucky Center for the Arts, as a part of U of L’s Kentucky Author Forum. De Botton is the author of “The News: A User’s Manual,” in which he blends modern news clippings with philosophical musings. Tickets to the event can be found for the next few hours at Kentuckycenter.org/Events/Alain-de-Botton/11618#tab-show-information-link

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Kentucky Derby Festival: It’s just around the corner…

By Ben Graven–

It may seem like a long shot that warm weather, blue skies and green grass are on their way, but we are, in fact, on the home stretch.  Come early April, the Kentucky Derby Festival kicks-off spring in tremendous fashion.  In Louisville, this is the time when all the fun begins. It’s when the trees begin to blossom, the grass begins to grow, and the hype for the Derby festivities are born.

What is not to love about extravagant waterfront fireworks, greasy corndogs, hot air balloons, and giant floats marching down Broadway? The Kentucky Derby Festival has the Louisville culture in its’ grasp for an exciting two week period featuring fun-filled events. Since 1956, the festival has been entertaining Louisvillian’s with free concerts, parties, and family-friendly activities that have left a lasting impact on the local economy.

The Kentucky Derby Festival includes a staggering 72 events that last right at the three week mark. One of the more popular events is the “Fest-A-Ville” down on the Ohio River. Beginning Apr. 24 and continuing through May 2, you can enjoy a variety of tasty foods, games, and most importantly, live music from popular bands. The event stretches nine exciting days and all you need for admission is a five dollar Pegasus pin–that’s a lot of bang for your buck!

This year, marks the 59th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby Festival. In the forefront of the excitement is “Thunder Over Louisville.” The event draws an average of 500,000 spectators each year, lining the mighty Ohio River. This year, the famous Blue Angels Flight Team will be performing during the airshow, along with military planes that were not present in previous years. As far as the fireworks are concerned, be prepared for another great thunder evening packed with colorful explosions in the sky and waterfalls of light falling from the downtown bridges.

There is something fun for all ages during the Derby Festival. For you college kids (over 21 of course) there is the annual WineFest on the Belvedere on Apr. 29. On Apr. 30, the Beer Fest kicks off “Fest-A-Ville” down on the scenic waterfront, with beer tastings from both regional and national craft breweries.

The Derby Festival is a wonderful and unique time in the city of Louisville. It gives the community the opportunity to unwind, enjoy the weather, and celebrate the weirdly awesome culture that makes our city so great. Just remember, there is no greater place for leisure and cultural celebration than in “the possibility city.”

Photo courtesy of HelloLouisville.com

“I Believe in International Travel:” students learn more about study abroad

By Cherrelle Marable–

Over the years, the rate of college students studying abroad has increased. More institutions of higher education are offering study abroad programs and students also seem to be encouraging each other. On Feb. 26, the Office of First Year Initiatives and the Office of Study Abroad & International Travel offered a chance for students to stop by for free Qdoba at the “Let’s Talk Lunch” series at the Cultural Center.

Students who attended the session had a chance to learn about the some of the study abroad programs offered at the University of Louisville. Students learned about the first steps to studying abroad, this was a great informational session for first year students and first generation college students.

“Timing is of the essence,” stated study abroad advisor Anna Yacovone, “start informing yourself about the study programs U of L offers. To get started you might want to attend one of the Study Abroad Fairs in either September or January. There you can learn about the benefits of study abroad and get an overview of the available opportunities.” “It’s all about getting out your comfort zone, don’t let fear keep you from studying abroad.” said Yacovone. “For some students getting out of Kentucky is a big deal but think about the experience who could gain when traveling to another country.”

Studying abroad allows students to take part in a journey of a lifetime. Students who choose to study abroad have a chance to gain a new perspective, meet new people, and learn a new language. Plus, studying abroad really stands out on resumes and job applications. U of L also offers programs where study abroad can count as credit towards graduation.

Study abroad is available year-round and there are a variety of ways to get involved in study abroad at U of L: third-party providers, U of L faculty-led programs, exchanges, and the International Service Learning Program (ISLP). Students have plenty of options to choose from; they can study abroad for a week or as long as a year at a time. There is something for everyone, no matter what their major or minor. Classes taught in English are available in countries like Thailand, France, Italy, South Korea, etc. If you are studying a foreign language, studying abroad is the best opportunity to enhance your language skills. Who knows?  You may come back from studying abroad fluently speaking another language!

Each year, hundreds of University of Louisville undergraduates study abroad, and last year alone, 850 had various international experiences. The goal of the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is to guide you through the study abroad process by providing students with information about the various study abroad program options available. For more information on all types of study abroad programs available, please contact the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel at (502)852.0374, e-mail them at edabroad@louisville.edu, or stop by the office located on the first floor inside Brodschi Hall located by the library, law school, and Kent School of Social Work.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Learn about studying abroad now. It will broaden your horizons and give you a new perspective on life.

Photo courtesy of University of Louisville

A Woman’s Perspective: The International Honor Quilt comes to U of L

By Jonathan Sieg–

As the disciples were reclining on the table next to Jesus, John, the one whom Jesus loved, stood up and asked him, “Lord, why are there no women here?” At which time, Judy Chicago, internationally renowned feminist artist, said, “They have been doing the cooking.”

Underrepresentation such as this was the impetus behind the making of the International Honor Quilt. Consisting of over 600 distinct quilted triangles made by various people and organizations from around the globe, the quilt serves to honor the achievements and contribution of women throughout history as well as personal female role models.

Among the colorful geometry are familiar names such as Emily Bronte and Queen Elizabeth II, but also more obscure names inspired by local heroines.   However, every triangle symbolizes the struggle for gender equality and memorializes those women who defied the patriarchal order of society.

Having travelled through dozens of countries and being appreciated by millions, the International Honor Quilt has found a permanent home at U of L in the Hite Institute for Fine Arts. Judy Chicago was among the attendees, providing insight into the significance of the quilt not only for U of L, but also for society at large.

“We plan to use the power of [the quilt’s] creation by hundreds of women to reach out to the public across the university community in collaborative ways that further its impressive educational impacts,” said Provost Shirley Willihnganz.

Chicago agreed, saying, “[UofL] is the absolute perfect place” to house the quilt because “Institutions transmit culture.” Chicago hopes students will understand the cultural impact and potential of women through this fabric kaleidoscope. The struggle for gender equality is ongoing, and the International Honors Quilt serves not only as a memorial to champions of the past, but as encouragement to the feminist movement of today.

The quilt was donated by the Chicago-based nonprofit art organization Through the Flower with coordination help from the Kentucky Quilt Project Inc. founder Shelly Zagart.

Zagart noted the appropriateness of Kentucky, a state rich with quilt-making heritage, being the final resting place for the piece. It will be displayed in one of the four art galleries operated by Hite. Exact details have not yet been confirmed.

 

Program helps at-risk youth accomplish college dreams

By Noor Yussuf–

U of L is helping area students live their dreams of graduating college through Go College Louisville, a program that aims to increase the number of minority, first generation and low-income students attending college.

The program is an initiative that provides students the necessary tools in order to succeed in college. It was born as a partnership between Jefferson County Public Schools and U of L, as well as other organizations and initiatives.

“It is important because it provides guidance, encouragement, practical knowledge on preparation for college, the admissions process and guidelines, and because of the commitment required to succeed towards earning a two-year or four-year degree,” said Joe Goodman, one of the academic coaches for the program.

In order to achieve its goals, the program uses “College Coaches,” a group of professionals who work with the students to help them along the way.

“Coaches are on the frontline with the high school students,” explained June Demus, the program manager. “They make that first impression of letting the students know they care, the first impact of what they can do and what life has to offer the promise and exposure to life beyond high school.”

The coaches also recruit outside tutors for the program by “contacting college students who are interested in becoming informal mentors as well as assisting high school students in subjects such as math, science, English and history,” said Goodman.

“Regarding math and English, improvement in levels of motivation and confidence occurs through meaningful interaction with tutors who help students maximize areas of strength and overcome any academic challenges which may exist,” said Goodman.

Working with tutors also provides opportunities for Go College participants to interact with individuals to whom they can relate. They also receive added encouragement when tutors share their own stories of how they overcame academic or life challenges.

In addition to helping students grow academically, Go College helps them with some of the logistics of college, including selecting the right college and learning about the admissions process at each school.

Go College Louisville began in 2010 as a five-year multi-million dollar grant from the US Department of Education to the Council for Opportunity in Education. Three Louisville high schools, Moore Traditional High School, Shawnee High School, and Fern Greek High School, are involved in the program.

The long-term goal for the GO College Louisville program is “to continue to show the positive results and impact of our coaches working with students; therefore increasing the number of students that not only enter college but also graduate,” said college coach Jessy Rosenberg.

Photo courtesy Go College Program. 

ESPN Radio holds grand opening at Cardinal Towne

By Tanner Probus–

ESPN Radio 680 christened their Cardinal Towne studio Feb. 26 with a top-shelf party.  Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse provided hors d’oeuvres and filet mignon straight off the grill.  Maker’s Mark representatives poured Kentucky’s famous bourbon. The ESPN 680 personalities worked the crowd which included folks from Churchill Downs, the University of Louisville, Current 360, the Sports and Social Club and many more.

This new studio on Cardinal Boulevard is smack-dab in the middle of campus and next to several fast food restaurants. It is impossible to miss, right next to The Comfy Cow.

Many expect this new location will help bring more exposure to Louisville athletics. ESPN Radio host Drew Deener commented that he “wasn’t sure if it would directly expose the university as whole, but more just project the success that has already taking place around here”. Deener added that “at one point, attending the University of Louisville wasn’t necessarily something to brag about. It was the ‘little brother’ of the state.” However, now it is an honor to be a part of U of L, a trend that Deener expects will continue.

Co-owner of the new studio Chad Boeger explained how this whole idea was birthed three years ago in Kansas City, Mo. with Jeff Montgomery (retired 12-year Kansas City Royals pitcher), host Jason Anderson, and the rest of the WHB radio station crew. Within two years of broadcasting radio, their 810 AM station covered 44,000 square miles, making it the largest in the country. This quickly caught ESPN’s attention.

ESPN approached WHB about purchasing ESPN 680, which was playing Disney music at the time. Apparently they received an offer they could not refuse. Within months, they traveled to Louisville and according to Boeger, “simply fell in love with the market and passion for sport here.” They brought in local icons such as Bob Valvano, Drew Deener and Billy Reed to host/co-host their show.

When asked what convinced Deener to leave the “Early Birds Radio Show” to join ESPN, he explained how he met Chad Boeger at a Derby event at Churchill Downs in 2012.  “After talking for a few hours,” Deener explained, “I realized we were basically the same person”. Boeger flew Deener to Kansas City to see the blueprints of their radio station and their vision for Louisville sports radio, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The project took off right away, but Deener and Boeger were not content with their initial studio, and felt it would be more logical to relocate. With Papalino’s Pizza going out of business in Cardinal Towne, ESPN radio seized opportunity and rented the open space for a brand new radio station.  Montgomery emphasized how excited he was to be a part of new studio, saying, “It’s great for promotion purposes and is clearly visible for students and residents in the downtown area”. Although the 680 station is right by U of L, it is not strictly a Louisville sports station; they are also on 105.7AM providing sports broadcasts for the entire Lexington and Frankfort areas, which includes Indiana and Kentucky athletics.

ESPN 680 allows students or citizens to get involved with their through internships, volunteer opportunities and works with U of L’s broadcast team constantly. In addition, ESPN radio currently has the youngest radio co-host in the state of Kentucky, Jared Sullivan. When asked about his success at such a young age, Sullivan gave all credit to Drew Deener for taking him under his wing and giving him a chance. Sullivan explained how Deener is “the best in the business,” and helps him “grow and learn more each day in or out of the studio.” Sullivan relates very well to the younger sports audience and finds it “fulfilling” to have the opportunity to do so. It appears the sky is the limit for the young sports radio prodigy as well as the rest of ESPN 680 radio.

 

 

Photo courtesy of espn.go.com

U of L fraternity helps support the troops

The University of Louisville has been home to many wonderful events, services and different types of charity work. Many students on campus like to get involved in any way they can. One of the latest is Alpha Phi Omega’s “Cards For Troops.” A little bit about Alpha Phi Omega, to those of you who don’t know about them: they are a co-ed service fraternity, and one of their chapters is located on campus.

On Monday, Feb. 24, Alpha Phi Omega held Cards For Troops in the SAC Multipurpose Room. The fraternity hosts this small event several times a year. Usually, it is reserved for members, but club vice-president Jennifer Kluesner explained that they wanted to “include the whole school instead of just their organization.” The process was very simple. The fraternity “adopted” a troop via herobox.org, who they will b e sending care packages to. They’re sending a care package in April and wanted the students of U of L to donate their creativity skills and make cards to send in the package. Students were encouraged to stop by the table–stocked with construction paper and crayons–to make a card with a supportive message for the “adopted” troop.

“This is such a great organization; it gives encouragement to all the troops,” freshman Michael Hawkins said. Hawkins made sure to write his thanks in his card, by calling the actions of the soldiers “selfless.”Sophomore Nicole Thompson was glad to be in on the action: “it’s a quick and easy way to support our troops,” she said while making her card. Kidman, along with a few of her friends, had a fun time making cards for the troops. Freshman Lejla Bilanovic also made a card; “I just wanted to do something nice for the troops since I’m not involved in anything, so making a card was a good way to go,” Bilanovic explained. In the end, she added her colorful cards to the growing pile.

Making cards and sending care packages is an easy way to show your appreciation for the service the troops do for our country. “That’s really nice,” freshman Alex Stewart remarked, nodding towards the Alpha Phi Omega Table. Troops look forward to care packages, and it brings them joy to know that what they’re doing is making a difference (to college kids). If anything, it encourages them to keep doing what they do, to protect the country and it’s people.

Unfortunately, the turnout was on the small side this time around. If you missed this event, but are interested in making cards for the troops, there will be another “Cards For Troops” event hosted by Alpha Phi Omega on Mar. 24. Keep your eyes open, details to come later. 

 

GRASS presents: “Wonder: The Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard”

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

GRASS (Group Recycling and Sustainable Solutions) showed the film “Wonder: The Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard” in the Chao Auditorium on Feb. 20 as part of their spring film series. Written and produced by local award-winning producer, Morgan Atkinson, and released on Nov. 12, 2012, this humble documentary discusses the simple lives of Kentuckians Anna and Harlan Hubbard, who chose to leave society and become a part of nature.

Their venture resembles that of Thoreau, the 19th century transcendentalist philosopher who retreated into the woods of Walden Pond for two years and wrote about his solitary experience. About 100 years later, in the midst of WWII in 1944, the Hubbards’ made a similar decision, but instead of a social experiment, the couple chose this as their lifestyle for 40 years. They set their homemade shanty-boat adrift on the Ohio River and lived there for eight years before deciding to build their own house in the uninhabited Payne Hollow–still living simply, as they had on the river.

Several changes occurred from the mid-1940s through the 1980s, (and to give some perspective), the Hubbards’ missed the invention of the microwave, computer, VCRs, and personal computers; the Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War; Sputnik, the first man on the moon, and the Challenger explosion; Playboy magazine, “The Sound of Music,” the Beatles, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller;” Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Watergate Scandal, and Gorbachev’s Glasnost and Perestroika. Throughout all of this immense change and progress, Anna and Harlan Hubbard happily maintained their simple lifestyle.

This small-budget documentary successfully weaves together old photographs, paintings, wood prints, and film clips of the Ohio River to effectively portray the richness of the Hubbards’ story. With locals Will Oldham (Harlan Hubbard) and Katie Weiber (Anna Hubbard) narrating both Harlan Hubbard’s personal journals and Wendell Berry’s book, “Harlan Hubbard: Life and Work,” audiences are able to easily delve into the almost primitive adventures of the Hubbards’. The narrators’ voices effectively expose the wonder, awe, and love of nature that the Hubbards’ shared and cultivated during their journey.

During Anna and Harlan Hubbard’s secluded life, much of the public thought the couple to be crazy for wanting to live without modern conveniences – who could survive without electricity, cars, radio, or television? Many people, too, were inspired by the Hubbards’ lives and said that they wished to live like them. The Hubbards’, completely uninterested in economic growth, found the heart of life living on the fringe of society, but Harlan Hubbard believed that most people didn’t truly want to give up their own convenient lifestyles. He believed that they instead admired the simplicity of the Hubbards’ life and wished to make their own lives more simple and whole. This documentary helps open the audience’s eyes to the beauty of a solitary lifestyle, and instills in viewers a longing for that same simplicity, joy, and connection with the earth that the Hubbards’ found.

After the movie, viewers were invited to chow down on some delicious pizza and discuss the film with the director, who attended the viewing. The filmmaker shared a bit more about the life of the Hubbards’ and expressed that it was difficult to fit their whole lives into just one hour. Viewers were moved by the film and shared stories of times during which they were able to retreat from society, whether that was going on a seven-day boating trip or hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail. All seemed to agree that these retreats into nature were life-giving experiences, and they plan to do them again.

As busy college students, it seems to be especially difficult to step aside and take time to appreciate nature. The recent warm weather has certainly been a mood-lifter, and it’s hard to not want to enjoy some time in nature. It can be difficult to pull away from our hectic daily lives, but as Anna and Harlan Hubbard know, the reward is great.

Be sure to keep an eye out for next month’s film; you won’t want to miss it!

Project Sunshine hosts bake sale benefitting Kosair kids

By Eiman Zuberi–

The SAC is always bursting with activity, but on Feb. 20, there seemed to be even more excitement than usual. The campus organization, Project Sunshine, was holding their semi-annual bake sale. Their table was lined with sweet treats, ranging from cupcakes and brownies to Rice Krispie treats and cookies, (my personal favorite were the cookies frosted to resemble watermelons). The baked goods were made by the members of the club themselves, as part of their many activities.

Project Sunshine is a national, non-profit program that “brings sunshine to the kids in need at Kosair’s Children Hospital,” according to sophomore Keil Guerrero. Guerrero, along with freshman Gannen Cogswell, were managing the bake sale at the time, offering smiles and delicious sweets to students making their way through the SAC. All proceeds from the bake sale are donated to the children of Kosair. For everyone who bought something, the club members happily added their name on a “ray of sunshine” which was then attached to the paper sun hanging behind the table.

What else does the organization do? Club Vice President Dirk Dorsel explained that members visit the the kids, to take their minds off of their stay in the hospital: “so they can feel like kids again, not just patients.” They also do crafts such as Sunnygrams, and of course, bake sales, selflessly donating their time for the kids. The bake sale was one of many club outreach attempts on campus. According to, the club connects volunteers in over 175 cities in the USA.

Missed this bake sale? Keep your eyes open for the next one! They are usually held once every semester.

Interested in joining Project Sunshine? Email president Julia Hunter at JCHUNT03@louisville.cardmail.edu or check projectsunshine.org for more information.

Thank you Project Sunshine, for bringing sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day.

Photos by Eiman Zuberi

Arrow Food Couriers Strikes Louisville

By Julie Snyder–

​Wouldn’t you love to order food from your favorite restaurant in town and have it delivered to your door–especially with this recent crazy weather? Arrow Food Couriers can grant your wish, if you’re craving restaurants like J. Gumbo’s and China Inn. The two masterminds behind the idea, Kela Ivonye and Michael Gray, explain everything from the idea that started it all, to the progress they’re making as they launch and expand their business.

​Ivonye and Gray’s business model is a clever one; we’ve all been there: wanting food from a certain restaurant, but not wanting to deal with the hassle of lines, traffic, and the waiting time in between. Arrow Food Couriers has answered our prayers; for a small delivery fee, we can now have the food we want in a reasonable amount of time, without leaving the comfort of our homes!

Ivonye came up with the idea while working at a restaurant that didn’t deliver, even though it was a constant request from customers. Ivonye thought the restaurant could do more business if they delivered, and thus came up with the idea of delivering food from different restaurants. After proposing it to a friend from graduate school, Gray, Ivonye and Gray both began working out the kinks of their idea, and the logistics behind it.

​Gray was fully behind Ivonye’s idea, thinking that it could really work in such a dense population in a certain part of Louisville, namely the populated area of U of L, Old Louisville, the Highlands, and back. Their mission was to create this business on the slogan of “delivering food at the right temperature, in a reasonable amount of time, while also in an environmentally-friendly way.” They hope to reduce emissions from vehicles by using Kela’s hybrid, bikes, scooters, or even walking the food during the delivery process, within a small range of the city.

​When you think of food, you don’t really think of arrows associated with it; Ivonye’s logic behind the name was something that was “fast, simple, and does the job,” leading to the epiphany image of an arrow. After reading about an article in the food issue of the Louisville Cardinal a few months back, he made a note of all the local restaurants, for potential business purposes.  He also noticed that on the issue was an arrow, solidifying the idea behind the name. The “courier” part came after trying to make sure the name “Arrow Foods” wasn’t taken; it was added to as a means of keep it original, but it also ended up signifying Ivonye and Gray’s love of sports–abbreviating it AFC.

Ivonye is the CEO of Arrow Food Couriers, and the only “driver” delivering the food. Gray is the President of the business, organizing and keeping track of the business side of the AFC. It’s a two-man run operation, though they do have a lot of contributing volunteers helping them out. Volunteers range from a class of speed school students, to a couple marketing students from the soccer team, to a graphic designer collaborating with them to get the business up and running.

Though the pair could not elaborate on which restaurants they will be collaborating with (due to a confidentiality agreement), they did give a few hints. By the time they launch in mid-March, they will have 10-12 local restaurants that have already solidified their contracts with AFC. Ivonye and Gray’s focus is on local businesses; they want to help them grow, and, down the road, they might consider bigger food corporations. A few names were dropped that will definitely be a part of AFC’s business, including Burger Boy.

Though their actual launch date isn’t until mid-March, they are currently delivering food from J. Gumbo’s and China Inn, with more restaurants to be announced later. You can order food now by simply calling either restaurant and placing an order between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. As of now, their website, www.arrowmyfood.com, isn’t fully launched; it is set up with a countdown until they launch. If you go to the website, enter your email address and utilize their business before they launch, you can get one freebie from them!

Ivonye and Gray are reaching out U of L not only to spread the word of Arrow Food Couriers, but to also help out the students.  They graduated from U of L so they know what it’s like to want food delivered without leaving your dorm room, or without subjecting yourself to the mundane pizza routine, yet again. They’re big on the university, big on this city, and big on the environment.

And they’re looking for help as well! Once they launch, they’re going to start hiring people to deliver food and help out with the marketing aspects of the business as well. If you’re looking to support a local, environmentally-friendly business that created this new way of obtaining your favorite food, follow them on Twitter @arrowmyfood, or if you’re looking for a job in the near future, email arrowmyfood@gmail.com. They’re also looking for feedback so send them a message of what restaurants you would like to have delivered, as well as what a reasonable amount of time is for waiting for your food to be delivered. The Arrow Food Couriers is shooting an arrow through the city of Louisville and it looks like it’s going to keep on shooting.