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Alexis Adams

Originally from a small town in Guyana, Alexis now lives in Columbia, Maryland, where she has become deeply involved in her community. Alexis serves as the president of Delta Scholars, a program promoting leadership, scholarship, community service, and humility among minority females, and as the president of the class of 2011 at her high school. One of her proudest moments was being elected the student member of the board of education of her county.



February 7, 2012

How do you put into words something that renders you speechless? You can’t explain your emotions or share your thoughts because it seems like there is nothing to say, but you feel like you should. I have been putting off writing this blog post for as long as possible for this exact reason. Within the...

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A day to remember

January 31, 2012

The Senegalese Go on Strike!! January 27th will be the defining moment in Senegalese politics, of this decade. It seems like every time you turn on the TV someone, somewhere is protesting, going on strike, and/or launching complaints at the current administration. Teachers have gone on strike at least twice since the school year started in...

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It’s More Than Just Tea

January 31, 2012

Tea time here in Senegal is nothing like you would expect it to be, no crumpets and fancy dresses, and definitely no elaborate china and pinkies in the air. It’s more like a group of 6 or 7 people sitting around a coal stove for nearly an hour drinking Chinese green tea called Ataya from...

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January 30, 2012

Today started just like another day; it was laundry day, midway through my second bucket of clothes I heard what sounded like a stampede of children charging down the streets. I ran out to see the streets flooded with over 300 students yelling, waving signs, chanting, and blocking traffic. My house is directly opposite St. Thomas...

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July 8, 2011

“Hey mom, I don’t think I want to go to college–at least not right now” “Hahahahaha (hysterical laughter) what are you talking about?” “I mean I know eventually I want to go–its just right now I’m so fed up and done with school, I want to do something different! I want to learn, grow, find...

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