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The Merry-go-round Of Poverty

So what does an amusement park attraction targeted towards children ages 3-10 (but fear not, you’re never too old) have to do with poverty, the cause of the death of 22,000 children a day have in common? The commonality lies in the cycle. One of the most destructive factors of …

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Taking a Gap Year with Global Citizen Year: From Boise to Brazil

We’re highlighting our latest #BeGlobal opportunity, Global Citizen Year, through a personal account by Amanda Hawks, a GCY Fellow. She is currently in Garopaba, Brazil. This week’s profiles are a part of a series featuring Global Citizen Year Fellows. Global Citizen Year is the launching pad for bold high school …

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Taking a Gap Year with Global Citizen Year: Bridging The Gap in Senegal

We’re highlighting our latest #BeGlobal opportunity, Global Citizen Year, through a personal account by Dora Lee, a GCY Fellow. She is currently in Thiadiaye, Senegal. This week’s profiles are a part of a series featuring Global Citizen Year Fellows. Global Citizen Year is the launching pad for bold high school …

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Not Just Broken Bones: Let’s Talk Injury

When you think of injury, what do you think of? Broken bones, car accidents? Maybe pulling a muscle, or getting a cut? While these images are relevant, injury is so much more. It is the killing of 28 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the cause of painful displacement …

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Facts you didn’t know about UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley. The name draws up many images and titles in people’s minds. The Global #1 Public University in the world, Nobel Prize holding faculty, famous alumni, or the beautiful Sather Gate and Campanile.   As the famous date of May 1st is approaching when current high school seniors will …

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Talking With The World

Learning a foreign language can be frustrating. All the new verbs, conjugates, and nouns may have you with one hand trying to keep your head up while the other hand is attempting to put the textbook into the fireplace. However, the benefits of learning a new language are limitless and …

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The Daily Life of Poverty

If you’ve been following me, you’ve probably heard me mention more than once how global poverty is the root of most, if not all, global issues. In this blog, I’ll finally back it up with facts that will illustrate how far-reaching poverty can go. Poverty has the capability to branch …

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