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Day Thirty Eight – Washington DC and the return home!

Posted on July 31, 2018

by Daniella Cooper: As our trip comes to a close, we met with Carly at AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the Israeli-American lobbyist group. They informed us of the current problems between the US, Israel, and other countries, and how we can get involved. As a current vice-president of the Jewish Student Union and Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Seven – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Bradley Pasekoff: Today, we prepared for our journey to end with our final full day in Washington, D.C. We visited multiple museums and had some time to unwind in the city.  To start off our day, we visited the Newseum. We spoke about the importance of a free and vibrant press to the success of Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Six – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Liora Newman: We started our day by visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless, an organization working to alleviate homelessness in America. We heard two very powerful stories from people who have struggled with homelessness, Penny and Rod. Both stories were anything but simple. Penny was homeless for ten years, and has dealt with Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Five – Washington DC

Posted on July 28, 2018

by Jared Haime: At 8:30 on Friday, we headed over to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank that does research on policies, and we discussed income inequality there. Although I didn’t agree with what was said, I learned more about the views of others, who I normally would have Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Four – Washington DC

Posted on July 27, 2018

by Molly Rusoff: At NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws), we met with Keith Stroup. NORML lobbies for responsible marijuana smokers. They believe that smoking marijuana should not be a crime. I feel that marijuana should be legalized because other drugs, such as alcohol, are legal at an age limit. However, if marijuana is Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Three – Philadelphia and DC

Posted on July 26, 2018

by Charlotte Reing: We started our day by heading back into downtown Philadelphia to go to the Constitution Museum; a fitting place to visit during our time in Philly. We watched a short presentation on the history of the Constitution, and then proceeded to walk around the museum at our own pace. The top floor Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Two – Philadelphia

Posted on July 25, 2018

by Lila Arnold: Today was a travel day, so not very much happened. We got up and had breakfast in the hotel, then a framing discussion on the legalization of marijuana. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this, but I lean towards legalization. I think that marijuana should be legal, but with regulations. Continue Reading »

Day Thirty One – Boston

Posted on July 24, 2018

by Savannah Lopez: The day started off with a bus ride to Walden pond. We were all tired, per usual, but this morning there was rain which made the bus ride a little bit quieter than usual. When we arrived, we took a walk down to where we could stand right at the edge of Continue Reading »

Day Thirty – New York City and Providence RI

Posted on July 23, 2018

by Jason Alpert-Wisnia: One last time we woke up in the Days Hotel, leaving behind it’s simplistic hospitality for a final day in the city which never sleeps. As always, my room would wait until the last fifteen minutes to wake up, however today was different: our friend Adam was going to be leaving, and Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Nine – New York City

Posted on July 22, 2018

by Eden Rose Pollock: We started the day with a later wakeup, to the delight of all. Some went for breakfast at Tal Bagels, while others explored breakfast options on the Upper West Side. We made our way down to Battery Park via subway where we discussed the American Dream: what is it, has it Continue Reading »