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How far a pencil can take you

This week’s class began as an introduction to the fundraising world. As we begin writing our letters to friends, family, and just about anyone we can get to help, I can’t help but wonder: where do I begin? Or an … Continue reading

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Pine Crest alum-USF student goes extra mile for Afghan kids

Every time I load up my SUV with school supplies and head to the post office to ship them to Afghanistan, I marvel at the process that brings in these supplies and pays for their shipping. We get all the … Continue reading

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School supplies arrive to Afghanistan

One of the most rewarding parts of working on this school supplies drive is receiving photos of the children in Afghanistan to whom the US and NATO troops deliver them. Even though the actual USF Honors course “Social Media, Social … 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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Gratitude for a Great Semester

Today in class we received one of the last assignments we will have for the semester.  It was to begin writing well-deserved thank you letters to all the people and organizations that have helped us be so successful.  But first … 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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Super People Doing Amazing Things

Wow. The semester is nearly ¾ of the way through, and April 1st is right around the corner. Who would have thought that our class would accomplish all that it has in the past three months? In three short months, … 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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Price of An Education? Not that Much Actually

It is so easy to say “I’ll get around to donating later” or “Money is just too tight”. When I’m trying to get a glimmer of attention and some care to swell up from within someone while elaborating on my … Continue reading

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