Tag Archives: Rex Temple

A Roller Coaster of a Journey

Since beginning this Honors course at USF to collect school supplies for children in Afghanistan, I feel like I have ridden every ride at an amusement park. My decision to enroll in this class was like stepping onto Space Mountain … Continue reading

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How far a pencil can take you

This week’s class began as an introduction to the fundraising world. As we begin writing our letters to friends, family, and just about anyone we can get to help, I can’t help but wonder: where do I begin? Or an … Continue reading

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Is it Always Sunny in Afghanistan?

This past week I have been studying the different ways Americans support our troops and their families, and what I have found is that we are highly naïve to the reality of the situation.  Through reading articles and listening to … Continue reading

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Where are you, America?

What inspires us to lend out a helping hand to someone? Is it out of pity? Is there something in it to benefit us? Do we do it to feel better about ourselves? Or is it something more? Is it … Continue reading

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Occupy That!

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy D.C. Occupy Tampa. Occupy USF. Occupy this. Occupy that. We are the 99%. Everywhere you turn these days, it seems another “Occupy” movement has cropped up. While I can appreciate the rights of these groups to … Continue reading

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