Etgar 36

Summer 2014

Day 28-New York City to Boston-by Jordan Strudler

Posted on July 27, 2014

We woke up this morning in the city that never sleeps and said goodbye to some of the great friends we met along the way. Raina Gars left the previous night, and in the morning, Adam Lightman and Alexa Rakusin left as well. After getting bagels and coffee from the corner café across the street, Continue Reading »

Day 27-New York City-by Sally Parker

Posted on July 26, 2014

In Harlem, we continued our discussion of the American dream which we began yesterday. Instead of looking at the dreams and actions of our ancestors, we looked at what Langston Hughes had termed as the “dream deferred” in the Black community. Unlike the ancestors of most of the people on the trip, Blacks were brought Continue Reading »

Day 26-New York City-by Jacob Seed

Posted on July 25, 2014

Today was an eye-opening one, as we visited some of the beautiful scenery that New York City has to offer. To begin the day, we took the subway to Battery Park to discuss the interesting concept of the American Dream. Most Americans would agree that it consists of upward social mobility along with an opportunity Continue Reading »

Day 25-New York City-Alexa Rakusin

Posted on July 24, 2014

Our day commenced bright and early as we embarked on the next leg of our journey: New York City. After nearly seven hours on the bus, our highly anticipated arrival was bittersweet for me, as it was my last bus experience on Etgar 36. After a brief stop at the hotel, we departed for the Continue Reading »

Day 24-Kent State and Cleveland-by Becca Greenberg

Posted on July 23, 2014

Our first full day back in the Eastern Time zone began with about a two-hour drive from Toledo to Kent, Ohio. The ride on our newest temporary bus was almost silent, as some of us watched the Northern Ohio landscape fly by, while others slept. After arriving at Kent State University, we had a brief Continue Reading »

Day 23-Chicago-by Sam Rogers

Posted on July 22, 2014

The day started off at 8 at the Holiday Inn. After a nice breakfast bar at the Hawaiian themed hotel we got on the road. Our first stop was at Northwestern Law University. There we met with a non profit group called John Howard Association to speak to us about prison reform.  One of our Continue Reading »

Day 22-Chicago-by Ben Suttin

Posted on July 21, 2014

On our first day after leaving San Francisco, our somewhat diminished group hopped on the bus to meet with Dean John Lavine at Northwestern University. Dean Lavine spoke with us about the function and the future of media in conjunction with the technology that we use to consume media. Throughout Dean Lavine’s presentation, he placed Continue Reading »

Day 21-Airborn

Posted on July 20, 2014

Hi everyone, The group said a tough goodbye to all of our 22 day Etgarians this morning and is currently flying to Chicago. Nothing new to report on today’s travel day, but we look forward to being back tomorrow with reflections on Chicago, the departures of our 22 day-ers, and the start of the circle Continue Reading »

Day 20-San Francisco-by Natalie Tincknell

Posted on July 19, 2014

Today started out just like any other day on Etgar 36: up at 8:30, fight for a shower, take some coffee trips, and head out to crowd the public transit with 34 teenagers. But today wasn’t just any other day, because for a lot of us, it was our last full day before we go Continue Reading »

Day 19-San Francisco-by Raina Gars

Posted on July 18, 2014

Today, we woke up to the cool San Francisco air. The first thing we did was meet with a 64 year old man named Leon Veal. He talked to us about his struggle with illiteracy in his life. My first reaction was one of shock, because as a privileged American student, it is hard to Continue Reading »