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About arantzazugarate

I am a student in the Honors College at the University of South Florida working with my classmates to bring education to Afghanistan's children.

Greg Mortenson: A Simple Mistake or a Real Deception?

This past week my class was informed that Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute was being investigated by CBS News “60 Minutes”. It was horrifying to find out that the television news program had uncovered evidence that some of … Continue reading

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A Day at MacDill with A Yearning For More

Today our class visited MacDill Air Force Base! Our tour leaders Lt. Col. Jason Wolf, TSgt. Stephen Miles, and SSgt. Tristan Nicholas were extremely nice and so happy to show their world to mere civilians such as ourselves! Our adventure started … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

Today Zoe and I went back to Freedom High School to pick up boxes that Mr. Leitzke said he had waiting for us; although that was not the only thing on our To-Do list. When we got there at 8am … Continue reading

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Humidity Hair, Rain Running and Bountiful Boxes!

Last week my partner, Zoe Stiling, and I went to Freedom High School to see how our drive was going, but due to the short notice we were not able to get anything accomplished there. But when we returned this … Continue reading

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Anxiously Awaiting

The past week was Spring Break for the University of South Florida so Zoe and I took a deserved break off of school and our school supplies drive. Although we both tried to get in contact with Freedom High School … Continue reading

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Supplies Are Rolling In, But Where is The MOOH-LAH??

Last Friday Zoe and I visited Freedom High School again once I found out great news from a teacher participating in our project! Ms. Jenna Ball, who was at one point my soccer coach and a friend, is now teaching … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Act Locally: How Freedom HS Joined Our Cause

When my partner and friend Zoe Stiling and I began our arduous school supply journey, we did not receive much feedback. We thought to include our beloved high school, Freedom High School, in the hopes that our former teachers would … Continue reading

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The Hardest/Scariest Part It Making The Step

This past week we (Zoe Stiling and myself) followed up our unsuccessful emails to our old high school with a friendly visit. What an amazing difference showing up made! Everyone could not have been more friendly and more willing to … Continue reading

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How Being Annoying Works

  Today our class went to a Salem Communications radio station in downtown Tampa to promote our school supplies drive and what an experience it was! After figuring out how to get there, then parking behind the garbage bins, myself … Continue reading

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Coming Together Can Have a Big Impact

While I was reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, there was a point where he had people of all different faiths sit around a table together, and they set aside their specific beliefs and focused on the task at … Continue reading

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