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Christopher LaBorde

Christopher is proud of his accomplishments in life, including graduating high school and his acceptance to Global Citizen Year, but most of all being a good example for his little sister. He was very involved throughout high school, acting as Vice President for his Class, for Music Club, and for Choir Club. He also spends time working for a program called ChessLife, which holds after school lessons and gives older students a chance to mentor younger students. His greatest passion is Human Rights, and he believes that every human on the planet should be provided with basic necessities.

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Straight From China/ World History

May 2, 2013

This one’s for you, Covey If you look at the history of the world, it’s all been kind of random, and following the path of human nature. The advention of institutionalized religion, the human conquest of the world, slavery. Even now we think we are advanced. Think about how far we’ve come. Think about how...

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A Lesson in Language

March 12, 2013

This one’s for you Kavy.   When you’re in a place where you don’t speak your first language, you kind of have to think about what you say. What you want to say, how you’re going to say it, How you can say it. You probably do this normally, at least a little bit, but...

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Growing Up: The Circle of Life

January 28, 2013

“From the day we arrive on this planet,and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do, than can ever be done. There’s far too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found, But the sun rolling high, through the sapphire sky, keeps great and small on the...

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Cold Showers (Or Life in Africa)

January 28, 2013

Note: This blog was written in many pieces at different times, and my attitude changes just like the weather, quickly and drastically, but I hope that this gives you a better idea of what I was going through at the beginning of my journey on this side of the Atlantic. I tried to write a book once. It was the...

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Connecting With It

September 18, 2012

I promised you guys a blog entry. I was hoping I could get it in earlier, but it’s been non-stop over here. So here it goes :] I am currently in Dakar, Senegal; Africa. It is as close to the west as I can get, while still being in Africa, but it is far from being Western. I...

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My Un-Official Auto-Bio Will be Accompanied with Tips on How to Smile

July 10, 2012

I’ve always been a big questioner.  I think “Why?” is my favorite one.  A favorite story my mom likes to tell about me goes: He’s four years old, we’re in my bedroom talking.  He stops, and gets this deep, contemplative, inquisitive look on his face and asks, “Mom? Why awh we heow?” (why are we...

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