Author Archives: Zoe Stiling

About Zoe Stiling

Hi! I am currently a junior at the University of South Florida. I am majoring in English with a concentration in technical and professional writing with a minor in political science. I am entering the world of Wordpress for a class course and charitable cause “One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace”. I am on the USF rowing team and apart of the USF honors college. I am a first generation American of English decent and love to travel. For fun I enjoy reading, running and spending time with my friends and family. My current goal is to maintain my GPA and hard work ethic to prepare for acceptance into graduate school.

Bye-Bye Bubble

Well, that’s it. Today was the last official meeting for “Social Media, Social Change: One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace”; we certainly brought change. At the close of the class Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple reiterated his thanks, while I … Continue reading

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Mortenson: A Man in the Media

Our class recently discovered news of Greg Mortenson: philanthropist, author, and speaker for the education of girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now said to be founder and advocate of a twisted, swindled, and misguided charitable cause. CBS’s “60 … Continue reading

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The Best Excuse for Missing a Dentist Appointment…

I have been shown an entirely new lifestyle in which I was unaware of, prior to visiting MacDill Air Force Base. While visiting and touring MacDill Air Force Base the movie “The Truman Show” came to mind; a film starring Jim Carey, who is … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Our Labor

Today was a day that ended in much personal satisfaction for our class; it was packing day. Packing day is always wonderful because we get to see the physical fruits of weeks of labor for working with our drives for … Continue reading

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Frizzy Haired Fun at Freedom High

Yesterday morning my colleague, Zazu, and I frequented Freedom High School yet another time to check in on our school supplies drive; little did we know how comically disastrous it would be. 7:00am with no breakfast or coffee is never … Continue reading

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Charity 101

Recently, our class has learned two important facets in the nature of charity work. 1.)    You are at the “mercy” of everyone else. No time is a bad time to network or receive for the cause in which you are … Continue reading

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Weavers of a Web

What a wonderful, woven, web we have weaved Woven with intention to give, not receive This gesture to show our nation remains strong A cause to right what has, forever, been wrong Sharing education through new and used supplies A … Continue reading

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Zealous Zazu and Zoe!

My mouth had never been so dry, my cheeks had never hurt so badly, and my love for Freedom High school had never been so great. On Friday of last week it was confirmed that the partnership Zazu and I … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Irony: Freedom giving Freedom.

There is a reason my High School graduation pictures are so joyous and happy. In every picture I am seen with an illuminating and glorious grin. This is because I never thought I would have to go back, and thought … Continue reading

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Coming Up With Answers…

I never thought this semester I would hear the question “Why would people care?” in so many varieties: “How can we get them to care?”, “Why does this matter?”, “Why not donate to a school in the Tampa bay area?”, … Continue reading

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