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America Unconscious to Our Military Sacrifice

The United States involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq marks our nation’s longest military engagement in history. One would imagine after ten years of fighting the war on terror, America would be a more united nation. However, I have recently uncovered … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Schools

Over the past week or two the earthquake in Japan has been a major part of the news that I’ve been seeing. Besides being a terrible tragedy, it’s reminded me of some of the other natural disasters that have struck … Continue reading

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Forgetting Value

One of the things that always amazes me is the drive and motivation that people have to learn just when their opportunities are the most limited. We’re sending school supplies to kids in Afghanistan that might not even have a … Continue reading

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Personally?

My approach to this project has been a small one, a personal one. I haven’t gotten as vocal as some of my peers—who have gone to local schools, student government, radio, and businesses.  Well, I went to the radio, but … Continue reading

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Educating Democracies

Our project is about giving kids a chance at getting an education, but I’ve only really been able to consider the results of what we’re doing in a general kind of way. I mean, I’ve been thinking (and saying) that … Continue reading

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Yes You CAN…Stop Terrorism

What if I told you that you can stop terrorism with your own hands? Would you believe me? The truth is that you can! No, you can’t fly to Afghanistan and singlehandedly take on the Taliban and al-Qaeda. You are … Continue reading

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Education: The necessary tool to defy the Taliban

Education—the experience that allows one to shape one’s mind, beliefs, and ideas. It is essentially the process by which a society transmits its thoughts, knowledge, skills, and values to a new generation. Without education, one would not be able to … Continue reading

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Why education of girls is so important

By highlighting the importance of educating girls, journalist and executive producer of The Documentary Group, Tom Yellin and his team have set out to help end global poverty. One of their most important partners on this journey is Queen Rania … Continue reading

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Making a Difference With The USF Honors College

How many students attend college to get a higher education, and never once take a class in which they have felt they have a made a positive difference in the world?  Unfortunately, many students go through college without getting such … Continue reading

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Common questions about our school supplies drive

Since we started this project in June 2009, we have had wonderful support from the Tampa Bay area community in Florida and so far from 17 other states. As the project has grown, we get frequently asked about certain aspects … Continue reading

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