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Day 18 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 15, 2021

by Kaela Paulin      This morning we spent a lot of time driving through different parts of LA. We drove through South Central before heading to meet with our speakers, and watched the neighborhood move passed us. The barred windows and gated houses where unfamiliar to me and interesting to compare to Hollywood Boulevard. Continue Reading »

Day 17 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 14, 2021

by Sara Matter     Today was the first early wake up in a while, but we got on the bus ready to take on some double digit temperatures. We drove through the deserts of Nevada for about three hours, and then we stopped for lunch. To our surprise,  there was a plethora of options Continue Reading »

Day 18 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 18, 2019

by Ethan Leiberman   Our second day in Los Angeles was riveted with scenes of economic inequality. It is rare that polarized extremes are within such close ranges to each other, and this provided an excellent learning experience. We were also given the chance to see a culture of blissful ignorance at Venice beach, and Continue Reading »

Day 17 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 17, 2019

by Ben Sher   Today, we set are sights west and headed from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The ride was long, but the mountainous desert scenery kept it interesting. We also stopped for brunch at a 1950s themed diner and watched the movie “Crash” on the bus, which takes place in LA. Once we Continue Reading »

Day Eighteen – L.A.

Posted on July 12, 2018

by Liora Newman We started our day visiting South Central, a community notorious for police brutality and negative relations between residents and the police. We talked about the Watts and Rodney King riots that occurred there, both of which were cases of police brutality against black residents. We learned about the Los Angeles Police Department’s Continue Reading »

Day Seventeen – L.A.

Posted on July 11, 2018

by Daniella Cooper Yesterday, like most days thus far, we started our day with a 4 hour bus ride. Mid-ride, we took a stop at Peggy Sue’s diner to have a delicious brunch complemented by the cute atmosphere of an almost stereotypical 50’s diner. After arriving in L.A., we stopped at Homeboy Industries to learn Continue Reading »

Day 19: Los Angeles & San Francisco

Posted on July 15, 2016

By Caroline Perlis: This morning, we all woke up bright and early for our 8:30 AM breakfast buffet in order to hit the road at 9:00 AM. Without stopping, the ride from LA to San Fransisco would generally take about six hours. Usually I would dread a six hour bus ride, but what was special about this one was Continue Reading »

Day 18: Los Angeles

Posted on July 14, 2016

By Taylor Sitomer: Our theme in Los Angeles is power—more specifically, the power of connection. When discussing this theme, Billy has posed a few questions such as who has power and who doesn’t, the perception of power, how people get power, and what it takes to give it up. Today, we expanded upon this idea to Continue Reading »

Day 17: Los Angeles

Posted on July 13, 2016

By Matthew Schwartz: Although the day started out early, it paid off. Leaving Las Vegas (pretty much an adult playground) for the City of Angels was exciting. The drive through the spacious desert was unique and filled with cacti. Along the way, we stopped at Peggy Sue’s, a 1950s-themed diner. The food and atmosphere were Continue Reading »

Day 19- Los Angeles, San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Logan Pins Today we left L.A. heading to San Francisco. We spent the majority of the day on the road. We stopped for lunch in Santa Barbara and later watched the movie Milk, about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay government official. We drove past rolling yellow mountains, a beautiful coast, fading out into the horizon, Continue Reading »