Running Off to Sea

I have written before about how I will be participating in an Experiential Learning aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara, a replica of a War 1812 square rigged brig which fought at the battle of Lake Erie. This week I had my pre-departure meeting. At the meeting I met the students I will be sailing with

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Leaving Home

I found myself looking at my exam schedule about a week ago, trying to figure out when I would be home so I could set up an interview for a summer internship before I leave for my EL aboard the Flagship Niagara. The job is one that I want more than anything, and its big

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My Last Performance

I always wanted to play the violin. It has never been clear to me why I had such a fascination with the instrument. My parents claim there was a baby sitter who played the violin and that was the first time I had seen one, but I honestly cannot remember. All I know is when

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When The Going Gets Tough…

In vague terms, the reason I haven’t been posting this month is because extreme personal circumstances have kept me more than just a little under the weather. I’ve been struggling a lot with classes and extracurriculars because something else has been on my mind, and it’s finally coming to a resolution, but the past three

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Spring Break Adventures! (Part 3: On the road)

Even though we had two stretches of major driving (three if you count the drive from Allegheny to Rochester), I felt like the best way to write it all down would just be to keep it in a single post. Like I said, the first stretch of road for our crew of vagabonds was actually

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Spring Break Adventures! (Part 2: Nebraska!)

This has been a very long month and I can’t give my personal reasons as to why I haven’t been posting, but I’ve definitely missed the writing. I hope you’ll forgive me!   I didn’t want to post the Nebraska part of our trip until I got ahold of the video of my friends performing

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Democracy Awakening

I’ve been meaning to write about this on my blog since I got back twelve days ago, but with the end of semester rush to get work done and see friends before we all leave for the summer, I haven’t found the time. I did write about my experience in an opinion piece for the

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We Don’t know, What We Don’t Know

“You don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s what my Dad told me at one point growing up. Probably when I was being a know it all teenager, but I am sure that he has had cause to say it more than once. The truth of the statement is undeniable by design, its like saying

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Mississippi Burning

I’m back at it again with another opinion piece in our school newspaper, The Campus. This week, I wrote about the horrifying new law in Mississippi that is oppressive of LGBTQ+ rights and is a human rights violation in itself. It was published on Friday, which is when The Campus comes out every week. This

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North Carolina and Trans Rights

This past Friday, I had my first opinion piece published in The Campus, our school newspaper. I was thrilled! It is about the recent legislation in North Carolina that has celebrities canceling concerts, major companies refusing to do business there, and generally receiving big heaping pile of well-deserved backlash. What’s the law about, you say?

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