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Aubrey Haddard

Aubrey is a musician/singer and tap dancer. She also has participated in school musicals in addition to serving as the photo and graphics editor of her school newspaper. Passing the time hiking and swimming in the local mountains, Aubrey also has a passion for math and science.


Love Letter to Sénégal

March 12, 2012

Sama Xol My Heart,   My life has finally reached a point of normalcy and I have to give it up? This is my home now, mon deuxième pays, my second country, my loving family, my students, my hard work, my joy, my dances, my baptisms, my disappointments, my surprises, my rice, my millet, my...

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Blue Hose, Green Thumb, White Fuzzy Potential

January 4, 2012

Going back to school after winter break was never easier than today. After a long vacation filled with both homesickness and new experiences, I was rejuvenated to get back to work. I managed to drag myself to school (nearly) everyday and made some real progress on my newest and most exciting project, the school garden....

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Caught, Killed, Plucked, Cooked, Eaten

December 12, 2011

Before Senegal I didn’t know I could get an appetite from looking at a live animal. Then after I witnessed the sacrifice and preparation of a sheep my first time I realized this wasn’t so impossible. After all, it’s nice to know where exactly your food is coming from and prepare it from field to...

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November 11, 2011

Sunday, my sister Mamy and I took a day trip to Rufisque for some girl therapy shopping, Senegalese style. Which, is pretty contradictory considering shopping in Senegal is everything but relaxing. We took one of the yellow and blue buses with flowers and ALHAMDULILAH painted on the front. It resembled a large 1970’s VW bus...

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Always on my Toes, and on my Head.

October 10, 2011

At my house, every week we wash the sheep. Coumbis and Hadi both laughed when I said I wanted to try but when they realized I was serious they told me to watch first. Hadi filled the bucket to the top, let me see how heavy it was, placed it on the top of her...

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The Sounds of Senegal

October 6, 2011

My experience (and my favorite parts of my experience) thus far can be summed up simply in the sounds of Senegal. -The mosquito buzzing in my ear after I’ve spent at least 5 minutes wrestling with my mosquito net and am now desperate to fall asleep. -The pound of my Deub hitting the onions, peppers...

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Small Town Girl

July 5, 2011

I once saw a bumper sticker that read, “do something every day that scares you.” In all honesty, this motto, my personal favorite, was largely a part of my decision to take a Global Citizen Year. I have lived in the same home in the same small town for all seventeen years of my life...

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