Kristina Parise Alternative Spring Break 2019

Until this week, I didn’t understand how much work still needed to be done years after a natural disaster. While working on two separate houses on the Jersey Shore not only did I realize just how much damage still needs…

Sandra Yang Alternative Spring Break 2019

The house we focused on today who was greatly attached to his home for many years. In spite of the many years past since Superstorm Sandy, when we arrived, we found that the house was in the intermediate stages of…

Emily Harnarain Alternative Spring Break 2019

The site we worked on today was a project long in the making and not far from completion. I worked with a small group to install floorboards- a mild test of my upper body strength. We specifically used “tongue &…

Samantha Ericson Alternative Spring Break 2019

Until today, I didn’t know how exhausting painting a house can be. I knew when applying for this trip it was going to be a struggle to adjust to keeping a schedule during breaks, but I underestimated how much work…

Understanding a Disaster by Blake Yarak

We know that disasters exist, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and flood Harvey in Houston to name a few. We know that these events affect people around the globe, especially to us in the United States. But, further from just knowing…

Brett Dalrymple Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today we focused on disaster recovery by rebuilding houses damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The work we were doing is for families who could not afford to relocate and start a new life, but rather took the choice to remain in…

Jaida-Lee Colley At Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today we worked on houses in a middle class community. While working on the house with my fellow college students/teammates, I started to think deeper about certain aspects of life. I was always aware of the situation that some families…

NYC Voters - Public Advocate Election is Tues., Feb. 26th.

By Kealy Costigan, Vote Everywhere Ambassador   NYC voters, did you know that you have an opportunity to vote this month? On February 26th there is a special election in New York City. The Public Advocate position is currently vacant….

On February 14th, 2018, the students and faculty of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fell victim to one of the deadliest mass-shootings in modern history. With 17 people killed and 14 injured, it is no surprise that it has…

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