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With the Blink of an Eye

And with the blink of an eye, it all came to an end. That is the only way I can describe this semester. Time always flies by fast, but this semester it was just unbelievable. I feel like it was … Continue reading

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Motivation

There are times when you feel like you have no motivation to do anything anymore and that the work that you are doing is not benefiting anyone. Times such as these make you want to give up on the tasks … Continue reading

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A Personal Critique on Mr. Mortenson

The following does not necessarily reflect the opinions and goals of my fellow classmates, my professor, and our course project. This past week, 60 Minutes ran an investigation on Greg Mortenson and his charity. The clip was introduced to us … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

Once again I am reminded of how privileged I am to be surrounded by people who choose to live their lives in service of others. Giving up not only time with family but potentially their lives is a humbling thought … Continue reading

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Mixed Views

For all those who have been following along with our project, we have some great news to share!!! This past Monday we reached and surpassed our goal of 120 boxes for the semester! Actually, we were able to collect a … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Schools

Over the past week or two the earthquake in Japan has been a major part of the news that I’ve been seeing. Besides being a terrible tragedy, it’s reminded me of some of the other natural disasters that have struck … Continue reading

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Halfway There….

Only half way into the semester and the project has already received an immense amount of attention and success! At the initial stages of this project, we were apprehensive about the response we would receive from fellow students. We feared … Continue reading

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Forgetting Value

One of the things that always amazes me is the drive and motivation that people have to learn just when their opportunities are the most limited. We’re sending school supplies to kids in Afghanistan that might not even have a … Continue reading

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Escape Is Easy, Change Is Not

This past week has consisted of  me chugging orange juice and Dayquil down my throat just to get through the day while struggling to study for some hardcore exams! It caused me to delay working on plans I had laid … Continue reading

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Pens With A Mission: Filling In A More Promising Future

Finally the pens have been packed.  It turns out 669 of the purple pens that BiC donated fills one box.  They will soon be on their way to find a permanent home in the hand of a child in Afghanistan.  … Continue reading

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