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Friday, February 28th, 2014

An eye-opening experience

At Harvard-Westlake, students get upset when they don’t get the Mercedes Benz convertible they asked for.  In Rwanda, giving a student an empty water bottle can bring them happiness for the next year.  We hear about the poverty and hardships that the vast population of the world faces.  However, this concept is hard to grasp until you see it, breathe it,… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Huber Matos: Cuban revolution leader dies in Miami

The only exiled dissident among the original leaders of the 1959 Cuban revolution, Huber Matos, has died in Miami at the age of 95.He was arrested in 1960 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for sedition.Human rights groups campaigned for his case until his release and expulsion from Cuba in 1979.Mr Matos eventually settled in Florida after a period… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

All of her six children were killed

BY SU JIN NAMFeb 12One thing was immediately noticeable as I stepped off of the plane: the smell of smoke, hanging thickly in the air. Later, I would discover that it was the smell of burnt trash, but at that time, my only thought was, “Finally. Rwanda.”I found out about the Investigative Journalism Adventure to Rwanda last summer and immediately committed… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Student Reflections on Rwanda

Bubbles!This trip changed my life because now I view the world differently.  I experienced history first hand in a rare and exciting way.  I'll never forget the people I met and the stories they told.  The things the Rwandan people went through were horrific and should never happen to another country.  Seeing the bodies of the victims made my skin… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Francis Parker - Vietnam 2014

Day 12: There and Back AgainThe last two weeks have, undoubtedly, been a life-changing experience for every Francis Parker student in this group. Not only have we broadened our horizons culturally, but we also have grown as individuals and gained a better global understanding as well as understanding of self.When our group arrived in Vietnam we all had our expectations… [Read Full Article]
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