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Share the Earth

July 31, 2009

My name is Zuleika Lewis. I was raised in Venezuela since I was three months old with my grandparents. My parents died of HIV when I was 6 years old. In 2005 I came to live here in California with my aunt as freshman in High School. At the start of my freshman year, my...

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Parlez-Vous en Anglais?

July 30, 2009

About three weeks ago I sat in the garden of a home nestled in the heart of a tiny French town. My ears buzzed as I struggled to piece together the jumble of words around me. I have enough trouble comprehending when my English speaking friends talk all at once so attempting to understand the...

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Oh, The People We Meet…

July 29, 2009

I think I’m probably not the only one who meets a new group of people and tries to create associations between individuals in this new group and people who I’m already familiar with. For example, I walk into a room where I don’t know anyone and – oh – I haven’t even learned this kid’s...

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Between You, Me, and the Wall

July 28, 2009

Recently, I spent the week at my grandmother’s house in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. My Mama Shirley asked me if I would please finish the rock wall she had started to build around her new garden. I saw the faintest trace of the path she had taken into the woods in her initial foray...

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Whose God?

July 28, 2009

Ever wonder if why you’re alive is because you were born on the winning team? Ever looked at the TV and thought about how this is really happening? Ever said something stupid with no idea how powerful those words would be? Oh, I don’t know what to say, oh, whose god would want it this way? –...

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The Road Less Travled: Which Path Will You Take?

July 23, 2009

Just listed on the College Board website there are over 600 profiled majors, and that doesn’t even cover the plurality of subjects being created this very moment. In today’s day and age the college & career processes are quickly being expedited. I clearly remember sitting in my homeroom during sixth grade planning out the next...

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