Author Archives: Erin Potter

Organized Chaos

I came to the last meeting of our Honors class yesterday morning with a box full of supplies to be packed into the flat rate shipping boxes  I was also juggling on the walk from my car to the classroom.  … Continue reading

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What is an Education Worth

As each day goes by I am one day closer to walking across the stage and take the last few steps as an undergraduate collegiate.  With all these senior events I have been attending lately I have had a lot … Continue reading

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Packing Boxes Full of School Supplies and Emotions

The boxes that I received in the mail last week to fill will school supplies sit in my room next to a pile of supplies I have been donating this semester. I have learned how to fill the boxes in … Continue reading

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The Excitement is Building

For the past few weeks, my fellow peers in my class have been bringing in boxes and boxes of supplies to send to Afghan children. It has been an exciting time. Different donations from different donors are rolling in and … Continue reading

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It’s not always a Piece of Cake

Through my sorority experience I have been fortunate to plan many events and learn the ins and outs of a successful fundraising or philanthropic event. So when a guest speaker came to speak to our class in the beginning of … Continue reading

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Gathering Pens. Making Progress.

Throughout my blogs this semester I have not made it a secret that the scope of this class brings me as much joy and excitement as it does anxiety and worries. There is so much that can be done, so … Continue reading

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An Extra Glance

Today, our class met with the first group of USF Honors students to raise funds and supplies for School Supplies for Afghanistan.  Hearing the way they spoke and the advice that they offered gave me the impression that they were … Continue reading

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An Object in Motion

In grade school we all learned about Newton’s First Law of Motion: “an object in motion stays in motion until acted upon by an outside force. An object at rest stays at rest until acted upon by an outside force.” … Continue reading

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A Roller Coaster of a Journey

Since beginning this Honors course at USF to collect school supplies for children in Afghanistan, I feel like I have ridden every ride at an amusement park. My decision to enroll in this class was like stepping onto Space Mountain … Continue reading

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One Pen. One Letter. One Goal.

On the first day of class this semester, as Professor Temple described the assignments and scope of this course, my mind was racing with ideas of constituent groups I could ask to support the collection of School Supplies for Afghanistan … Continue reading

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