Category Archives: helping

A Whole Semester of Learning

My last exam just ended and finally I am getting to breathe a sigh of relief knowing this semester has come to a close.  This semester has been one of the hardest and yet most rewarding of my academic career … Continue reading

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Old Sayings, New Meanings

On our way to filling up Professor Temple’s car with our last shipment of school supplies, during our last moments of our semester long Major Works/Major Issues, I turned around to look back and among the silence I heard….. SQUEAK… … Continue reading

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Packed up hope.

Sixty eight boxes were packed today; they filled the classroom, the desks, and the hallway in front of our class. All 10 of us worked hard filling and taping boxes, stacking them on carts, and writing customs forms. It was … Continue reading

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Unexpected Generosity from Incredible People

I have the absolute best of news to discuss in my post this week.  Last week I mentioned that I would be collecting all the donations from Sister’s United Muslim Association on Friday.  I went to the meeting like any … Continue reading

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Coming to an end.

The end is nearing and it is crunch time. As summer soon approaches this final stretch seems to go on forever. We continue to collect school supplies, packing them with love and care. We have been successful, many of us … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life of a Cart

Monday, the lights flicked on in my room. I heard the footsteps drawing closer to me. Then I felt the touch of a person (whose hands were extra soft, so it probably was a woman…). This person grabbed me with … Continue reading

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The Jar of Marbles

You know that game where you try to guess how many marbles, or gumballs, or small round objects are in a glass jar? You almost always end up underestimating. It seems when the items are counted off, they keep multiplying. … Continue reading

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From Awareness to Action: A Journey

I want to start my entry this week by thanking the Sisters United Muslim Association for their help and support for this semester.  During the meeting tomorrow I will be collecting donations from them for the semester and I am … Continue reading

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A little bit of hope.

Six boxes down, four to go! And maybe even more!! We did not have class yesterday, giving us time to collect all school supplies to be shipped to Afghanistan. I was able to collect 6 boxes worth of school supplies, … Continue reading

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Ready to launch

This weekend I was hanging out with a three year old whose new favorite thing is rockets. My memory of growing up and hearing about space shuttles or any space missions has to do with the set launch date and … Continue reading

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