When Educational Travel Does Not Educate

This is an essay for my GBL 102 course. It’s a discussion of a film we watched for class called Traces of the Trade. When one learns about one’s place in the system of oppression that is inherent in one’s society, the natural response should be to try to think about the people who are oppressed, rather than focusing solely on one’s own feelings about being part of the system. Katrina Browne’s documentary, Traces of the Trade, documents the experience of 10 DeWolf descendants as they respond to their ancestors’ establishment of the largest slave trading family in United States history. …

LDR 101 Risk Reflection

This is a reflection for my LDR 101 class. The prompt states the following: Over the weekend, go out and do something totally new for you. Type 1 page reflecting on the experience– what you did, why you did it, how you felt before, during, after? What did you learn? 1 September 2015 I didn’t do anything spectacular this weekend. In fact, it was quite ordinary. I did the things I usually do on weekends: sleep, eat, sleep some more, work on homework, teach at my masjid’s Sunday school. I simply did all the things I needed to do. However, …

Common App Essay: Bean Beetles

Common App Essay: Bean Beetles [link] | [file] In my junior year of high school, I did some research at Clayton State University with bean beetles. This college essay is a little bit about my experience.

Senior Speech: The Story of Us (High School)

Senior Speech: The Story of Us [link] | [file] During high school, I attended the Atlanta Girls’ School. Atlanta Girls’ School has a tradition of senior speeches in which every senior student gives a speech to the entire school (as well as any guests, including family and friends) during the weekly school-wide assembly. The speech … Continue reading Senior Speech: The Story of Us (High School)