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AB in New Orleans

An update from Olivia, a sophomore biology major: I woke up earlier than usual the morning we were about to set off for New Orleans. I just couldn’t sleep—it was my first time leading an Alternative Breaks trip, and I … Continue reading

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Alternative Break in Costa Rica

An update from Danielle, a senior: I spent this past Spring Break in the Orosí Valley of Costa Rica, with a group of nine SMU students and two staff members, volunteering at the El Pueblito shelter for abused and neglected … Continue reading

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AB in Kimberton Hills

An update from Mimi, a senior double majoring in advertising and psychology:   Spring break – the two best words in the spring semester, am I right? For me this year was a very special spring break because it was … Continue reading

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Human trafficking: ‘An everybody issue’

An update from Aveline, a sophomore majoring in piano performance and accounting. She traveled to Atlanta for Alternative Spring Break to focus on human trafficking: My trip to Atlanta a few weeks ago may have easily been one of the best … Continue reading

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Rediscovery in Taos

An update from Kendell, a first-year majoring in dance and minoring in human rights, who traveled to Taos, New Mexico for Alternative Spring Break: I was not sure what to expect when I arrived in Taos, New Mexico at the … Continue reading

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Food insecurity made real

An update from Annika, a sophomore majoring in sociology: Spring Break: plenty of students flock to the beach or mountains, to music festivals, or home to see their family. But some choose to spend their week of freedom giving back … Continue reading

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The long trail to the Library of Congress

An update from Jaime, a sophomore majoring in political science and English, with a creative writing emphasis. He is conducting research on the Court’s treatment of the interaction between race and the death penalty, with a focus on the evolution … Continue reading

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Patchwork of papers

An update from Anton, who is majoring in political science, public policy and English. He is researching Justice Potter Stewart’s views on the right to privacy, particularly in the area of reproductive rights: The bulk of our trip to Washington, … Continue reading

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Places

An update from Ella, a senior majoring in human rights: It was at the Freedom Riders Museum in Montgomery, Ala., that I learned the importance of place in discovering history. Something like segregation of bus terminals, walking into the building … Continue reading

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Selma slow to change

An update from Ella, a senior majoring in human rights: Selma, Alabama It’s a name that graces history lessons and is synonymous with the voting rights struggle of African Americans. Yet looking at the actual small town nestled along a … Continue reading

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