Tag Archives: United States

Field Trip To MacDill Air Force Base

On Monday, April 11th our class was invited to MacDill Air Force Base to take a tour and meet many of the honorable men and women who are stationed at MacDill.  When we arrived, three airmen who flew on the … Continue reading

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Mixed Views

For all those who have been following along with our project, we have some great news to share!!! This past Monday we reached and surpassed our goal of 120 boxes for the semester! Actually, we were able to collect a … Continue reading

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Doin’ Stuff

This past week has been a bit busier than usual for me. Not just in terms of any one thing, but across the board; and that certainly applies to my effort to collect school supplies as much as anything else. … 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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Twitter, Gators & Student Government- Oh My!

It has been 43 days since I first learned of the School Supplies for Afghan Children charity drive and became committed to a truly meaningful project donating tools to educate Afghanistan students and thereby helping to improve a country.  Since the … 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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Experiencing Change

Prior to entering USF nearly two years ago, I would have never imagined to be in the position at where I stand today. I never thought that I would one day be leading an organization in the role of a … Continue reading

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What Armies are For

When you learn new information, it’s expected that you’ll change the way you think to accommodate it—even if it’s only a very little.  Well, I’ve been reading about some of the humanitarian efforts by Americans in Afghanistan (I recently read … Continue reading

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Through the Glass: Looking at 9/11 From a New Perspective

This past week, I read Chapter 19, in Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea, titled “A Village Called New York.” Throughout the chapter, it discussed the education offered in the Wahhabi madrassas, where students are brainwashed into “thinking twenty, forty, … Continue reading

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