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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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Long Awaited Endings and New Beginnings

On this last week we came to class excited about the progress we’ve made in our collections. Paper and pens flew through the air as we rushed to finish the mountains of supplies we gathered into such a vast field … 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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A Load Lifted

I’ve spent most of this week in academic agony finalizing my thesis and gathering all the supplementary materials to submit my grad school application; and it dawned on me just how lucky I am. Despite the rising costs and the … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Teacher, Always a Student

The summer before my freshman year of high school I went on a mission trip with my church to Mobile, Alabama. It was a part of Catholic Heart Workcamp. No joke, this camp changed my life. For one week we … 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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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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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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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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