Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is it Always Sunny in Afghanistan?

This past week I have been studying the different ways Americans support our troops and their families, and what I have found is that we are highly naïve to the reality of the situation.  Through reading articles and listening to … Continue reading

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Where are you, America?

What inspires us to lend out a helping hand to someone? Is it out of pity? Is there something in it to benefit us? Do we do it to feel better about ourselves? Or is it something more? Is it … Continue reading

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Faces of Education

Happy Monday, Readers! Today, we had the honor of having retired US Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rex Temple, the man who started the “School Supplies for Afghan Children” project, come speak to us about his experience during his last … Continue reading

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Occupy That!

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy D.C. Occupy Tampa. Occupy USF. Occupy this. Occupy that. We are the 99%. Everywhere you turn these days, it seems another “Occupy” movement has cropped up. While I can appreciate the rights of these groups to … Continue reading

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Education is better than Silver or Gold!!!

As long as I can remember I have always had the desire to change the lives of others in some grandiose and memorable way. This semester I was lucky enough to be given exactly that opportunity as I am enrolled … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Beginning

A few weeks ago when spring classes started I expected to take a Major Works/Major Issues class in the form of an essay writing course like everyone else I know. With a desire to join the medical profession, I had … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box to Get Inside the Box

Imagine it is the first day of school and you are opening up your new school supplies to check that you have all that you need. You have new pens, pencils, highlighters, college ruled and wide ruled notebooks, binders, and … Continue reading

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Journey on the Path of Change

Think of a long journey you had to take. When you started out, were you scared? Excited? Perhaps a little bit of both? And maybe the road that you were traveling on was bumpy and rough at points. There were … Continue reading

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A Good Day for New Journeys

It’s been a little over ten years since the start of the Afghan war, in which forces from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia worked with the Afghan United Front to root out al-Qaeda and ultimately turn over government … Continue reading

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New Semester, New Projects

Last semester, when I created my schedule for the new year, I had no idea what I was getting into when I signed up for my Major Works Major Issues Honors Class.  I saw the course title “Social Media, Social … Continue reading

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