Everyday Activism Challenge 2019

  This April join the team members of CCAR and the Vote Everywhere Ambassadors, students, staff, and faculty members will be pledging to commit to one personal action – either a daily habit or weekly action – to lessen their contributions to climate change…

Alex Agbulos Alternative Spring Break 2019

Throughout ASB, our team did flooring. There’s nothing fancy to it – you just lay some floor boards down and because of their tongue and groove application, they connect like a puzzle. Although an effective design, the installation process is…

Julianne Marder Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today, I witnessed firsthand how climate change is directly impacting the earth and the people who inhabit it. I witnessed how a homeowner had to wait years for the government to assist her when she was in need. I witnessed…

Breanna Battles Alternative Spring Break 2019

Over this past week, I was able to work at three different homes. Tuesday and Wednesday was spent painting doors, walls, even ceilings. However, what I did on Thursday was very different and will have a lasting impact on the…

Rachael Summers Alternative Spring Break 2019

The first time I encountered Hurricane Sandy was as a thirteen-year-old disappointed that Halloween had been rescheduled. I grew up 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, and the storm flooded a few homes in my neighborhood but the damage didn’t last….

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…

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