Author Archives: Justin Doromal

About Justin Doromal

I am a student at the University of South Florida majoring in Mathematics, with a side interest in educational improvement and pedagogy. I am literate in French, though not necessarily fluent, and in my free time I like indulging in Korean pop music culture.

My Appreciation

Project goal: 120 boxes, and $1560 to ship them. Present tallies: 190 boxes, $4421 in shipping funds. As of our last class meeting this past Monday, we are halfway to doubling our project goal, with plenty of funds raised to … 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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Coming to a Close…Kinda.

This past Monday our class took a “field” trip of sorts, and in some sense it was a celebration for our successes and efforts. We took a trip to the MacDill Airforce Base, where we visited the post office to … Continue reading

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April 4th, 2011: A Photo Essay

At our most recent class meeting our class packed up all the supplies we’ve collected thus far – and it’s a good thing we did, because it’d taken the entire class period! But instead of describing to you how things … Continue reading

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Before you know it

You ever hear that saying, “Before you know it?” Perhaps, “Before you know it, you won’t have any more excused absences,” or, “Before you know it, all your friends will have left you.” There’s always this sort of negative connotation … Continue reading

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Save the Dates!

After a refreshing Spring Break, our class returned to our School Supplies project with strong ambitions. Personally, I have set goals to raise another ten boxes (though presently I’m not sure how realistic this goal may be), but this past … Continue reading

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Seeing the moon, aiming for the stars instead

While ultimately we have a project goal of 120 boxes, sometimes it helps to look at things from an individual level. After all, 12 students, 10 boxes and $130 of shipping funds per person: seems like less daunting numbers. I’m … Continue reading

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For the Grade: The Frustration of a Student

By now, I’m sure most everyone with whom I associate knows of my efforts in raising school supplies for children in Afghanistan. For me, the posts I make on Facebook and Twitter in order to rouse awareness are enough: though … Continue reading

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If at first we don’t succeed…

Twelve unique individuals, striving toward the same goal: 120 boxes, 10 per person, whichever you prefer. A once overwhelming and daunting bar to clear, now no longer seems like such an Olympic feat. But though our actions seem sparse and … Continue reading

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Reflection: Where we’ve been, where we have yet to go

Collectively, we are making pretty good progress on our project goal of 120 boxes. We have received many positive responses from various members of the Tampa Bay community, some having even pledged or donated supplies already. Last week, our class’s … Continue reading

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