Olivia Hill

Olivia recently joined her school newspaper and has enjoyed learning an entirely new skill set. She attended the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in DC during her junior year, and as a result enjoys discussing ethics and other philosophical questions. She has recently become more involved in women's issues and hopes to one day have an impact on the continuing struggle for equality.


Toubab! Eh, toubab!

I can become fluent in Wolof, I can wear the exotic clothes, I can cook ceebu gen bu suff (rice and fish that is tasty), and I can get myself a Senegalese husband, but there is one thing I cannot do. I cannot change the color of my skin. I’ve even asked if there are…

23 April, 2013


The New Year brings about thoughts of reflection and change.  In this spirit I’ve come up with a list of ten things I like or have enjoyed about Senegal so far (in no particular order of importance):   1.     Ceeb (rice):  When I say rice I really just mean all food here.  While it can…

25 January, 2013

Dafa Tang

When I told my host family in Dakar that I would be going to Kebemer there were no words of encouragement. “Tres difficile” my host grandma said to me as she shook her head and wagged her finger, “not Dakar.” As the exchange of gestures and a few words went on I started to get…

16 October, 2012

My Niche

Everyone has their niche.  Whether it’s painting, reading, or music, there’s always something that a person loves to do or is good at.  For me, it’s traveling. In the 8th grade I went to Japan for ten days, and it changed my life.  Before I went on that 10 day trip to Nishiwaki, I was…

10 July, 2012

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