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Mason J. Sedlack

Mason is passionate about language and culture. He is involved in the training of self-defense to young men and women, assisting in giving students opportunities to act and preform on stage or camera, and talking to Middle Eastern refugees in Arabic to help them feel more comfortable in the United States. His goals for the year are to gain new understanding of Senegalese culture, learn more about Islam and the social and economic impacts of the religion, and enjoy new experiences in Senegal. His favorite quote is, "People who live within their means suffer from a lack of imagination." -Oscar Wilde

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Stories in the Stars

April 5, 2016

I have this friend back home. He’s one of my best friends. I met him when I was ten, over a discussion on how myself, another friend, and he would take over the world using, and I quote: “A box of puppies, C4, and duct tape.” A wonderful way to start a friendship in my...

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My Addiction, My Challenge, My Recovery (for Mac users)

December 1, 2015

This version should be compatible with all computers! I gave this speak up at TS1. It was completely unplanned and unrehearsed. It may be a bit shocking for some, sad for others, but please listen.  Thank you.  Peace be with you all.  TS1-Speak-Up.mp3

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My Addiction, My Challenge, My Recovery

December 1, 2015

I gave this speech up at TS1. It was completely unplanned and unrehearsed. It may be a bit shocking for some, sad for others, but please listen. Thank you. Peace be with you all.  

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I am not the same person who left the United States

October 24, 2015

I am not who I once was, and I will never be that person again. I am not sure who I will become, but whoever that is, I know that it is who I want to be. Who I have wanted to be for a long time. I have never felt so different. I have...

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This Is Life

October 7, 2015

I wrote this poem during our last week of ICO. I don't know how to preface it, but I hope you'll enjoy. I also haven't listened to the recording so it will be a surprise for all parties. Peace be with you all. This-Is-Life.m4a

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This is Life- Transcript

October 7, 2015

Forgive me- I changed a few words in the reading There will come a time in your life when the world around you seems to crumble and fall. The sky will crack, and in the minute before it breaks, and tumbles down on your head like a million shards of blue-stained glass speckled with grey, you will hear...

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Stretching

September 12, 2015

Never before has two weeks felt like two months. The days whip by but I can only feel like I've been here much longer than 15 days. Never before have I had so much to drink in, to absorb… Not even in those last 2 weeks leading up to IB exams. I have learned so...

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Welcome to Travel

August 27, 2015

8-27-2015, JFK New York Wow. What an amazing few days… Well… Week. What am amazing week. I've met so many people and learned so much and now, as I sit in JFK airport watching two of my cohort, Abby and Jackson, play hacky(?)sac and listen to the two women next to me argue in Arabic,...

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