Our Newest HawkTalk Blogger: Meet Brandon Hart
Feb08

Our Newest HawkTalk Blogger: Meet Brandon Hart

HELLO EVERYONE!  My name is Brandon Hart and I am so happy to announce that I am a part of the HawkTalk family. I am eager to share with you my outgoing personality and my crazy outlook on life. For starters, I come from Long Island, New York. I say...

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A Note of Thanks…
Sep05

A Note of Thanks…

After months of anticipation, preparation, and excitement, the Wagner College Class of 2016 has arrived! I hope each and every first-year student had memories that will last for a lifetime.  This year’s theme was YouBelong @ Wagner! Throughout the summer, my fellow Orientation Coordinator Allison Dufford and I have...

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A Summer Farewell
Aug28

A Summer Farewell

As the summer draws to an end, it means that Wagner’s fall semester is right around the corner. Soon, all students will be back on campus returning to a daily routine that we grew so accustomed to before the summer. The last few days of summer serve as a...

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El ultimo/the last one!! See you later Peru!!
Aug28

El ultimo/the last one!! See you later Peru!!

During my weeks in Peru I learned many things and made such great friends. I had such a good experience learning about my own culture on my own and have so much more to appreciate the wonderful landscape as well as the people. Through CIS abroad, I had many...

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Ten Must See Attractions in Chicago!
Aug24

Ten Must See Attractions in Chicago!

In this post, I want to suggest ten attractions one should see when visiting Chicago.  The list is in no specific order because people will enjoy some experiences more than others based on their likes and dislikes.  Without further ado, here is the top ten must see attractions of...

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Farewell to Singapore
Aug21

Farewell to Singapore

In less than eight hours, I will be on a plane on the way back home to California.  It is amazing how fast these seven weeks have passed by!  I have had the best summer of my life, full of new experiences, great memories, and new friends.  It will...

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Farewell to Summer Classes
Aug21

Farewell to Summer Classes

This past Friday was the last day of my six-week study abroad program here in  Singapore.  I will be staying here until the 21st of August, but I had to say goodbye to my five other classmates from America who were here with me on my journey to Singapore....

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Machu Picchu, part 2
Aug21

Machu Picchu, part 2

Coming down from Wayna Picchu was a bit of a pain because hiking up for an hour and a half made my legs shaky coming down from there. Step by step, I made it back to the entrance, signed my name out, and on with the tour!! Off to...

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Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, and Wayna Picchu
Aug21

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, and Wayna Picchu

Hey everyone! Probably the best highlight out of studying abroad was seeing one of the seven wonders in the world, Machu Picchu. Although it was sad for once not to spend Father’s Day with my father, I sure did appreciate more than ever the fact that without him I...

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Who Has the Better Pizza: Chicago or NYC?
Aug16

Who Has the Better Pizza: Chicago or NYC?

As a student living in New York City and having the opportunity to play baseball in Chicago, I had to settle the debate of which city has the best pizza.  These two cities have had an ongoing debate about who possesses the better tasting pizza.  New York City’s pizza...

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A Day at the Ballpark
Aug13

A Day at the Ballpark

Unfortunately, my stay in Rockford was cut short because of the Epstein Barr virus, most commonly known as mononucleosis.  I was not able to recover from the illness while I was in Illinois, so with the advisement from my doctor, I traveled back home to State College, Pa.  Here,...

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Peru 2012
Aug08

Peru 2012

My Peru 2012 was absolutely amazing. I am home now and realize how much I learned and experienced through my adventures. Dr. Celeste Gagnon is an amazing influence and instructor, she opened doors for enlightenment as well as opportunities for the future. The experience as a whole was one...

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Chinese Art Painting
Aug08

Chinese Art Painting

In my cultural class last week, I experienced two things that I have known about but have never really gotten the chance to try.  Earlier in the week, I had the chance to try traditional Chinese painting.  During the Chinese painting class, I discovered that I am more of...

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Last day in Huanchaco
Aug06

Last day in Huanchaco

Sat was our last day in Huanchaco.  We finished up in the lab in the morning and then after lunch said goodbye as is appropriate... on the...

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Our Last Week in Peru
Aug01

Our Last Week in Peru

Hey all, sorry I have not written sooner. This is our last week here in Peru, how unfortunate! This past weekend was awesome though! Besides it being Peru’s independence day, “Veinte Ocho”, we went and visited two other archaeological sites up north and let me tell you, it was...

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Peculiar Pacay
Aug01

Peculiar Pacay

While here in Peru, I have recently discovered the strange looking and strangely delicious tasting pacay fruit; well, technically it is part of the legume family. But when we live in a world where tomatoes are fruits and watermelons are vegetables, I think classification of foreign delicacies should be...

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All kinda teeth
Jul31

All kinda teeth

So we have hit a number of people with mal-eruption and extra teeth. Both are vary uncommon in Peruvian prehistoric samples.  People generally have very straight teeth, the result of breast feeding and eating a diet that requires much chewing....

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Thanks!
Jul26

Thanks!

I can't believe I'm sitting down to write my last blog post of the summer.  I've spent eight weeks here and in just a few hours, I'll be making the drive home one last time.  In case you in need of a quick summary of my summer, I've provided...

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City tour of Cusco
Jul26

City tour of Cusco

Hello all, I know it has been a while since I have posted but I was having trouble overseas with the internet, and now that I'm back I can't wait to tell all my stories from Peru. Well, the first tour CIS made for all of us was the...

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Simbal, Simbal. Que tal?
Jul26

Simbal, Simbal. Que tal?

On Saturday, June 21st, we hiked to the archaeological site of Huancha, located in the mountains on the edge of Collambay, a community outside the small town of Simbal. There, I had a chance to step into the shoes of an archaeologist conducting field work. I learned many lessons that day, both the...

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Things are looking up!
Jul25

Things are looking up!

Lately things have been tough in the lab for us here in Peru. We have been studying a lot of commingled remains that have been tough to take data from.  Recently things have started to turn for the better! The remains have been getting more organized and better for...

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up the mountain
Jul25

up the mountain

This weekend we got out of the lab and into the field. We headed up into the Andes to work on some looted tombs. On Sat we hiked to the site on Cerro Huancha, at 3184 ft above sea level on the south side of the Sinsicap valley. On...

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A Very Cultural Experience on a Friday Night
Jul24

A Very Cultural Experience on a Friday Night

Last Friday night was one of the most interesting nights I have had so far in Singapore.  Me and four other Chinese classmates from my National University of Singapore class decided that we wanted to spend some time at Arab Street together.  Picture this: a group of five people,...

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A weekend in Simbal
Jul23

A weekend in Simbal

This was one of the most excellent weekends I have experienced while I have been in Peru. On Friday after having a pretty rough day in the lab, we set off on our adventure to Simbal. Simbal is a "campo" community located about an hour up the mountains from...

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Waka Huaca
Jul23

Waka Huaca

Last week, I took my first visit to Huaca de la Luna. The Moche once used this platform mound as an administrative center for religious rituals and political ceremonies. The Huaca walls are covered with ancient architecture and art from generations of Moche governments. Every time a new person...

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Round Two
Jul20

Round Two

Today was a great day here in Peru. The weather was clear, warm, and over all a beautiful day. As a group we got visit Huaca la Luna and the museum today. This is my second time visiting Huaca la Luna and the museum. I had a blast and...

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Learning about the Paranakans
Jul19

Learning about the Paranakans

I have found that these past two weeks have flown by.  Every day has been so busy, that I had not gotten a chance to sit down and write about all of the adventures I have been having. Recently, my cultural class has been going on myriads of different...

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a Chan Chan
Jul18

a Chan Chan

Chan Chan is the largest prehistoric city in the Moche Valley. The occupation is AD 1100-1400.      ...

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Moche bling
Jul17

Moche bling

Today was an interesting day in the lab. We found an individual who had silver decorations implanted in his canine teeth. As far as I know, this is the first such case found in the Moche valley. This is the right canine with the drilled hole for an implant...

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All Aboard for Sandboarding!
Jul17

All Aboard for Sandboarding!

This was one of the best impulse purchases in my entire life. I decided to embark on this adventure less than 24 hours before it took place with people that I did not know, in a country whose language I did not understand. I now fully understand what it...

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visitamos Huacas de Moche
Jul16

visitamos Huacas de Moche

A friend arranged an amazing tour today of the Huacas de Moche archaeological site. We are working on human remains excavated during the early 2000s, but new work continues every...

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Work and Play
Jul16

Work and Play

Hello everyone! Peru is still awesome and I do not think that is going to change anytime soon. The weather has changed a bit since I have first arrived. It was originally sunny and hot every day, which is odd for this season in Peru, as it's the beginning...

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The Gracie Mansion, The Port Richmond Partnership & Gratitude
Jul11

The Gracie Mansion, The Port Richmond Partnership & Gratitude

Last night I did something I never thought I'd ever have the opportunity to do.  The Port Richmond Partnership received the Partnership Award from the The New York City Department of Small Business Services.  That sounds like a lot of words that don't mean that much.  Allow me to...

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Hola from Nick!
Jul11

Hola from Nick!

Hello there! It's Nick reporting from Peru! It has been an amazing time since the start of the trip. Traveling from the United States into Lima, and then from Lima into our current location Trujillo has been great! Day 2 of our lab research was very exciting. In the...

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al Museo
Jul09

al Museo

We got started working in the lab on Friday! Here are a few photos: These are the remains of a middle-aged male recovered from Plaza 2b, tomb 4. Nick worked hard to pick through the fragments to see if there are any more identifiable pieces. What remains are tiny...

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Hemos llegado
Jul05

Hemos llegado

We arrived in Lima early this morning and headed to our Hostel - El Patio, in Miraflores.  Most things went smoothly. Tonight we fly up to...

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The First Five Days of Singapore
Jul05

The First Five Days of Singapore

I cannot believe that I left California five days ago! My trip in Singapore has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  The city has changed dramatically since the last time I had come to visit, which was eight years ago.  My cousins have been very...

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My Brother’s Wedding
Jul03

My Brother’s Wedding

Hi Everyone! I apologize for my long absence! It has been a hectic two and a half weeks, and I realized that I am somewhat behind on keeping everyone updated with my travels! My brother's wedding down in Southern California was absolutely wonderful! It was very exciting and I...

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An RA at Home
Jun27

An RA at Home

As the new school year draws closer and closer, I've been reflecting a lot upon my sophomore year here at Wagner.  First of all, I can't believe I'm actually half way done with college and in just two more years I'll be graduating.  I can't believe how much I've...

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Why I Belong @ Wagner
Jun21

Why I Belong @ Wagner

"Cheers to making memories and calling Wagner College home" So, during these past few days I have been asking my fellow Peer Leaders why they belong at Wagner College. In correlation with our theme: You Belong @ Wagner2016, I realized I never truly sat down to think about why I...

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I <3 Ecuador
Jun20

I <3 Ecuador

Two posts in one week?  Here I am again, sitting down to write my fourth blog post of this summer.  Tours have been picking up!  I assume with the start of summer vacation, many high school seniors are really starting to think more seriously about college.  I remember when...

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Port Richmond & Clever Closings
Jun18

Port Richmond & Clever Closings

So here I am, sitting down to write my third blog post.  A lot has happened in the past week or two in my life.  One thing that didn't happen, however, was the discovery of a catchy way to end these posts.  Maybe I'll think of something before I...

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The Rockford Peaches
Jun18

The Rockford Peaches

This past Monday, one of the few days I have had off from baseball, I was able to take part in a fantastic restoration project. With the help of the people spearheading the operation (my host family), I was able to help in the reconstruction of historic Beyer Stadium...

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When in Rome…
Jun17

When in Rome…

Buona Sera miei amici, It is almost 6:00 pm here in Florence. I would first like to apologize again about my late posts to the blog. I was unaware of how much work I'd be doing, all crammed into a month! It's basically a semester's worth of material packed...

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So much to do, so little time to write about it
Jun15

So much to do, so little time to write about it

Buon Giorno miei amici! I am terribly sorry that I've been MIA with my blog posts recently. Everything here has been wild and very hectic, so I'll try to tell you everything that's happened so far in this post. First I will talk about my friends. I live in...

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Preparation to Head Down South
Jun14

Preparation to Head Down South

This week has been a hectic week for my family!  I had two aunts, Aunt Mei and Aunt Yi, and one cousin, Kexin, arrive in Sacramento from Singapore two days ago, and my family  and I have been taking them around to see the sights around town and have...

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From Dream Job to Higher Education: Meet Anna!
Jun12

From Dream Job to Higher Education: Meet Anna!

Chris: Anna, great to meet you these past few days. Tell us a little about yourself… Anna:  Well, I grew up in Massachusetts, about 20 minutes outside of Boston. Both my parents are from Italy, so my older brother and I are first generation in this country. I went...

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The Countdown Begins…
Jun12

The Countdown Begins…

Hello Fellow Reader! As you may already know Orientation is about 72 days away! So, in just 72 days you will be moving onto campus, meeting new friends, learning about Wagner College and all it has to offer, speaking with your advisors and professors, educating yourself on new policies...

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Corpus Christie in Cuzco, Peru!!

hey everyone =) I have not realized that i picked the best month to study abroad in Cuzco, Peru. I had no idea there was so much going on in the month of june. It is legit the month of festivals besides the big one at the end of...

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Week #2
Jun06

Week #2

Another week has come to a close on the Wagner College campus.  With the completion of this week, a lot more students have moved onto campus so I’m not as lonely!  All of the PA students here are participating in a five year program that requires them to take...

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The Start of Summer
May30

The Start of Summer

Hello, first let me take a second to introduce myself. My name is Trey Nicosia and I am from State College, PA, and recently completed my freshman year at Wagner. I am a member of the Seahawks' Baseball team and will be playing in a collegiate wood bat summer...

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My first post!
May30

My first post!

    This is my first official Hawk Talk post!  Blogging on here is a lot different from the amateur blogging I did once from my middle school xanga and myspace pages.  It's also a lot different from, tumblr, the blogs I've had to keep for class and my facebook...

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Adventure by the Pacific
May30

Adventure by the Pacific

So this Memorial Day weekend, my family and I decided to take a short trip out to the coast of California to Monterey, California.  This was the second time that my family and I went to Monterey.  The last time we made a visit to Monterey was about two...

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Vamonos a Peru!
May29

Vamonos a Peru!

This summer 3 Wagner students, 1 alumna, and 1 professor will be traveling to the colonial town of Huanchaco, on the north coast of Peru. Working with Museo Huacas de Moche and MOCHE Inc they will do some archaeology, some ethnography and some community service/development work. Follow the adventure!...

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Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City
May26

Three Flights, Two Bags, One Amazing City

Buona Sera! Good evening from me writing at 7:00 pm over here in Florence. I would be lying if I said the trip was easy. Believe me it was stressful. But now, I'm finally in Italy for the first time ever! I am staying in a three bed room...

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Long way from home and flights but I am finally here in Cusco, Peru!

Hi I am Vanessa, I am now an upcoming junior, and I will be travelling to Cusco, Peru.  I wil be taking two spanish courses during my stay so I can improve on my spanish. It is sad leaving my friends and family but I am also very exciting...

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Goodbye NYC, Buon Giorno Firenze

Buon Giorno! My name is Erik Arntzen and I am a senior Arts Administration and Art History dual major at Wagner. For the next month, I will be posting on this blog to talk about my adventures and exploits traveling from New York to Florence. I will be taking...

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Talking with “The Talk”
May17

Talking with “The Talk”

New York City can leave behind some great memories! Yesterday, I attended a live taping of the new talk-show The Talk live from New York City! The show stars some of the funniest women on talk show television today: Julie Chen (Big Brother Host), Sharon Osborne, Sheryl Underwood (Comedian),...

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School’s Out For Summer!

Another year is complete here at Wagner College! As the suitcases roll along the cobblestone paths and friends say goodbye to their rooms, summer 2012 is about to begin! No matter if you are from the sunny beaches of California or the snowy hills of Colorado, everyone loves what...

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Finals Week

So wow... it's finally over (almost). Since the last day of classes was on Monday, Wagner's been pretty quiet. Most people have been studying for their finals and doing take-home finals. I was pretty glad when one of my professors gave our class a take-home final, that is until...

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Last Week of Classes

So! This week is the last week of classes at Wagner and it has been great. This past weekend was Wagnerstock, and almost everyone came out for it. Everyone just kind of hung out on the Oval during the day enjoying live music, a big blow-up slide, a huge...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hey everyone, So I was giving a tour yesterday morning, and as I was answering the families’ questions, I thought about all of the things I wondered before I came to college and thought I'd share some of the more frequently asked questions that I get from perspective students...

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Staying Fit!

Stretch Out Warm the Body Up! Cardio is always the best to relieve STRESS! Securing Strength! Keeping the body fit! Whew! Good Workout! A lot of talk goes around when first entering college about the freshman 15. I know I had that problem, but I got through it and...

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Long Distances

Hey all! Sorry it has taken so long to write. I got back from Spring Break( which I spent back home) and got caught up in the whirl of mid-terms and rehearsals and I totally lost it! But amongst all of the craziness I couldn't help but think of a looming...

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What is this weather?

So after Spring Break, the weather here at Wagner was beautiful! Everyone was outside, laying in the oval, eating lunch outside the union.... it was great. But these past few days have been so ridiculously cold! I was giving my tour this morning (which as everyone knows, the best...

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Goodbye Italy!
Mar19

Goodbye Italy!

Friends and Family, Our trip to Italy was a great success! Our knowledge of ancient cities is greatly increased...   Signed, Drs. Smith and Reynolds, Nicole, Jillian, Antonia, Michael, Nicole and Rory  ...

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Rome
Mar16

Rome

Buongiorno! We have arrived!  Rome is amazing.  So much to see and do and so little time. The train ride from Naples was quick and the Italian countryside was beautiful....

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Haiti day 5
Mar15
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Haiti day 4
Mar15
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Haiti Day 3
Mar15

Haiti Day 3

  Beach time    ...

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Pompei and Herculaneum
Mar14

Pompei and Herculaneum

  Hi all, Today we visited the Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompei.  As you can image it was pretty amazing!          ...

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Update from Port au Prince

Since arriving in Port au Prince our journey has been hectic, moving and at times overwhelming, but all of the students will agree that it has already been an undeniably amazing experience.  We are staying on a compound operated by the Haitian American Caucus in the Michaud region of...

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Haiti trip day 1, day 2
Mar13

Haiti trip day 1, day 2

  Ready to take...

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Valley of the Temples
Mar12

Valley of the Temples

Day 1 We arrived in Italy yesterday after-noon from JFK to Palermo, Sicily. After our rooftop breakfast overlooking the beautiful capital we were on our way to explore the ancient Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples. We met our tour guide Giovanna who led us through the...

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Haiti Trip

  This trip is designed for us to help Haitian children  with education. English, French, and math are the main classes  that the Wagner students have the responsibility to teach. Also, the students are helping HAC , the Haitian American Caucus, building the first community bank of Michaud. an...

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On the way to Italy

For those of you who are hearing about our EYH Rome trip for the first time see the course description below. Course Description: This trip is designed to be an integral part of HI 252: Ancient Mediterranean Cities, making both the Mediterranean and the extraordinary ancient sites in Italy...

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