Stephanie share what the FDDS program means to her

Nkem and Cassie share why they’re thankful for FDDS

Steph.: Civically Engaged

stephmvela:

It’s halfway through my first semester as a sophomore here at American, and I’ve just gotten used to my classes. I think it’s fair to say that it takes me awhile to settle in. But this year started off as a race, not just in terms of academics, but also in terms of my responsibilities outside of…

Cassie Fowler: Day 1: New People, New Perspectives

learningthroughdistance:

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I thought I would begin my whole blogging experience with a bit of a information dump: who I’m with, what we talk about, and what we’re doing in South Africa; so if you don’t like exposition, feel free to skip.

So let me introduce you to the group,…

Ana Santos: ANA SANTOS - FDDS - THE UNTETHERED SOUL #1

anasantosfdds:

FDDS Class of 2014

The Untethered Soul

July 15, 2013

Select a partner, it must be a confidant/parent or close friend you consider to be like family and have him/her answer a set of questions. You will also answer these questions separately. Have your partner write these answers down…

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Following the North Star: No Such Thing as TOO MUCH Introspection

jblaney28:

I see myself as a young, intelligent and ambitious man. That self perception encourages me to take on heavy responsibilities and strive accomplish challenging goals. Unfortunately, my confident view of myself can turn into cockiness. Those different sides of my character create a difficult…

jblaney28:

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Danny B.: My Untethered Soul - A Personal Journey

danielbraxtonmarks:

This exercise intimidated me at first. I usually prefer to be introspective alone and not share my feelings with others. But this activity successfully took me out of my comfort zone. I did this activity with my mom. I feel comfortable with her and know that she will tell me the truth regarding…

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chitownreview:

Spoken Word: Young poet takes on Chicago violence through powerful spoken word — Read full story

Though homicides in Chicago are down this year, the long Fourth of July weekend took a toll on the city; 12 were killed and at least 62 were wounded, including a 5- and 7-year old in separate incidents. Monday’s toll was three shot, including a 15-year-old boy.