Pandemic “Getaways”

There it stood, arrogant and adamant, heedless of the shrill herald of impending peril.   I hastened my pace, smug in the certainty that the sudden acceleration would cow it into capitulation— but it hardly flinched in the face of the rapidly looming two-wheeled menace.   With disaster lurking a mere hair’s breadth away, complacency swiftly transmuted […]

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By Leah   After a couple of weeks of strict quarantine, I’m all packed up and ready to go for the next part of my gap year!   I’ll set off early tomorrow morning for the first leg of my four-day drive–I’m going from my hometown of Alexandria, VA, to Knoxville, to Little Rock, to Abilene, […]

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Restorative Justice

By Ray Hi there,  This is Ray, and welcome to my third blog. Some say, “shooters shoot;” to that I respond, “bloggers blog”.  Since my first blog, I have been working as an intern for Youth Transforming Justice – an organization based in Marin that focuses on restorative justice. I haven’t written about YTJ yet, […]

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A New Independence

By Sammy An integral part of life is conversing with new people, making first impressions, and forming relationships. While meeting people is always exciting, after bursting out of a two-week strict quarantine into a crowd of 300 Americans, Latin Americans, and Israelis, we were all a bit overwhelmed. Conversations were a bit slow to start. […]

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Kindles and Guitars

By Siddharth I’ve come to the realization – as have most people for whom it is the first pandemic – that it is extremely handy to have a hobby to keep yourself entertained within the constricting 4 walls of your house. In my case, however, the problem was not having a hobby; it was having […]

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