On Between the World And Me

During the first day of class, I was frustrated. I didn’t quite understand why, in our entry point to the course, my hesitation with chuckling at white tears might not be beneficial to the class discussion. I thought, “Well, that doesn’t seem constructive. How could we presume to know that person’s experience?” To this, the […]

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The Museum of Broken Windows

“I write to you in your fifteenth year. I am writing to you because this was the year you saw Eric Garner choked to death for selling cigarettes…” ~Ta-Nehisi Coates [1] In September 2018, the New York Civil Liberties Union opened a ten-day pop-up museum titled the Museum of Broken Windows. This free art exhibition […]

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Personal Stories of the Holocaust

Discussion of the Third Reich and the Holocaust often focuses on the massive devastation and human destruction that occurred. At the heart of all that devastation lay the individual men, women, and children who suffered. Through personal stories, the full atrocities of the Holocaust come to light in a real and emotional way. As inherently […]

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COIL Reflections

In the fourth grade I had a pen pal who lived in Colombia; we would exchange letters once every few weeks and would discuss school, sports, etc. Thanks to technology, the pen pal experience has changed and thanks to COIL, I had to opportunity to instantly meet face to face with someone in a different […]

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Reflection: COIL

Interacting with people from a distance is something that people in my generation are extremely efficient at. Using COIL to build relationships is a unique, yet logical, way to create relationships with people from all over the world, especially in a society that is driven by technology. Although my COIL experience was most likely different […]

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