“I don’t want to just help them, I want to empower them and painting a wall isn’t empowering.” “Exactly, I want to do more than paint a wall or hand out soup.” This was a conversation I overheard between two student leaders who were planning a service-learning program. They were having a moral dilemma as … Continue reading Is Service Becoming Taboo in Service-Learning?
It was only 1917 when Father Flanagan first said the revolutionary phase, “There’s no such thing as a bad boy.” The same phrase that would set the foundation for the nonprofit Boys Town, aimed at giving boys a beacon of hope and sense of guidance when parents, relatives or role models were often absent from their … Continue reading No Such Thing as a Bad Boy: A Reflection on Boys Town
If the mountains could talk in Guatemala, they would hold witness to the brutality land rights can cause. During my time in Guatemala, I met with and stayed with the community of Rio Negro. A town on the mountainside. And there, I met Don Sebastian. Sebastian was one of the only survivors of the Rio … Continue reading This Land is (Not) Your Land
Clint Dempsey: A Forever Tribute Every time Clint Dempsey – a now household name; the Captain America of soccer – scores a goal he raises two fingers to the air. An ode to his sister who passed away, a tribute to why he plays. Dempsey’s story is the American Dream. Stamped with all shades of … Continue reading Clint Dempsey
This fall is predicted to be a whole lot brighter than last. All thanks to rainbow striped sweaters – and plenty of them. Rainbow striped sweaters are here to stay this season, a perfect compliment to your worn-in light denim jeans or to turn your leather pants into a day look. Of course, you can … Continue reading Rainbow Striped Sweaters
‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson on repeat. Left shoe than right. Game time. Most athletes swear by pre-game rituals and Christine Sinclair is no exception. Canada’s National Team Captain has been doing the exact same traditions before every game since she played for the University of Portland. And – it works. Continue reading Christine Sinclair