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Chloe Bobar

Chloe\'s passion for changing the world inspired her to become involved in her high school\'s chapter of \"Youth in Government\"" and serve as president of her school’s Student Congress. Chloe has an unyielding passion for education: During her junior year of high school

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Throwing Away Your Identity

March 22, 2011

  identity – the set of characteristics that somebody recognizes as belonging uniquely to himself or herself and constituting his or her individual personality for life Imagine that your identity was taken from you. Specifically, imagine that five defining factors of your identity were taken from you: your gender, your age, your economic status, your...

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“Why don’t pregnant women go to the hospital to give birth?”

February 17, 2011

“Why don’t pregnant women go to the hospital to give birth?” is one of the questions that appears on a survey that we have been giving the parteras of the rural, mostly indigenous communities within the canton of Cayambe, Ecuador. The best translation for partera is midwife, as these women serve their respective communities by...

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Los Borrachos

January 21, 2011

Having attended two Ecuadorian weddings, Christmas celebrations, New Year‰’s celebrations‰, and, well, simply having lived in Ecuador for over three months‰ I have seen my fair share of borrachos (drunks). Some, as you can imagine, have been thoroughly entertaining. The groom at the first wedding I went to busted out some phenomenal dance moves, for...

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Los Borrachos

January 21, 2011

Having attended two Ecuadorian weddings, Christmas celebrations, New Year’s celebrations‰ÛÓand, well, simply having lived in Ecuador for over three months‰ÛÓI have seen my fair share ofborrachos (drunks). Some, as you can imagine, have been thoroughly entertaining. The groom at the first wedding I went to busted out some phenomenal dance moves, for example. However, some...

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My home in Cayambe

December 13, 2010

This is probably a biased statement, but: my house and neighborhood are absolutely gorgeous. Here follows picture-evidence: [slidepress gallery=’my-home-by-chloe-bobar’] Note: Move your mouse over each photo to see the captions!

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Game Shows Can Teach Valuable Lessons

October 27, 2010

Embarrassingly enough, I am a huge fan of game shows. Given this, you can imagine my excitement when I was sitting in the living room with my siblings last week, doing homework and watching a ridiculously silly comedy show, when a familiar scene ran across the television screen (and it wasn’t the ever-popular Simpsons). It...

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Selfishness Vs. Selflessness

September 29, 2010

My mind serves as an arena for the constant conflict between selfishness and selflessness. I want to believe that my actions are inspired by the latter of these forces, but as I sit here trying to answer the question, “What do I want to achieve out of my Global Citizen Year?” I cannot help but feel as though many of...

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