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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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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 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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Are we blind?

Imagine a life without education, without the luxuries of shoes or AC in a classroom. Your future, gone in an instant. Many of us have a clear idea of what our futures hold. We know which classes to take, have … Continue reading

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Hope at the end of the tunnel.

I felt nervous and disappointed walking into class on Monday. My plans for working with the Honors Council for my School Supplies for Afghan Children event had fallen through, and I had been brainstorming but wasn’t sure of my options. … Continue reading

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Speak up.

How hard would you fight for your education? How far would you go? Would you go all the way to Afghanistan, submerge yourself in their lifestyle? Would you climb the hills barefoot with the children of Afghanistan? Sit in classrooms … Continue reading

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The road ahead.

Excitement buzzed through the air as last year’s students from Professor Temple’s class filed into our small classroom on Monday morning.  Lined up on the back row of tables were a series of gifts that had been sent from soldiers … Continue reading

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First Step to Success!

Earlier this evening, Archana Reddy (Ana) and I attended the regular Honors College Student Counsel meeting in Juniper Poplar building on campus.  The meeting was very brief and we waited until the Honors Counsel members were done presenting their events and … Continue reading

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Act Now.

Our letters have been written and sent out, and with high hopes we await responses. Some have received denials in return and others have been successful, but it is the silence that is deadliest. It is the silence that keeps … Continue reading

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Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

As we continue on this journey I can myself already overcoming challenges I didn’t think I would have. With each new week that I collect more school supplies, I know I can make a bigger impact.  This week we are … Continue reading

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