My friend went to Greece and the Syrian refugee crisis became personal

It wasn’t until mid-October when the Syrian refugee crisis became more than a far removed idea for me. My friend, Ryan Thomas, called to tell me he was moving to Greece for three months to help the Syrian refugees. I froze at these words. I was paralyzed with fear for…

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Changing our economy through culture

There’s a reason America’s economic classes are growing farther apart, and it’s not just the money. I have lived in the South for my entire life. Most of that time has been in Central Texas, surrounded both by poverty and by all different kinds of money: little and big, old…

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Degrees Under Siege

In the fast-paced, goal-driven society that is the United States, citizens always seem to be wanting more. More money, more power, more prestige, more material possessions. With this intense desire for “more,” individual success is based on one’s career. Certain occupations in the workforce hold more leverage and garner more…

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EDventure International creates global leaders through volunteerism

Editor’s Note: Chelsea Seifert will travel to Cambodia and volunteer with EDventure while writing about the organization’s on-the-ground work. Check #trackchelsea to cyber-follow her on this trip!  Around the globe people step forward to offer help and make the world a better place and EDventure International aims to do this by providing volunteer programs…

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