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Day 12: Salt Lake City

Posted on July 8, 2016

By Jack Tresh: After a long night of little sleep on the bus to Utah, our group stopped at the JCC in Salt Lake City for a few hours for breakfast and to regroup. Everyone was still a bit tired but we fought through. Some of us worked out, some played basketball, and others just Continue Reading »

Day 11: Denver and Boulder

Posted on July 7, 2016

By Daniel Castano: Today held many great opportunities that Etgar 36 was able to seize. The day started off very relaxed with plenty of time to get organized on the bus for the big day that stood before us. We drove for a short while until we reached our first stop at the Food Bank of Continue Reading »

Day 10: Colorado Springs & Denver

Posted on July 6, 2016

By Jake Intrater: After a few days of travel and quick stops through the heartlands of America, it was refreshing to go down to breakfast in the morning without having to load up the bus with our bags in preparation for more hours on the now all-too-familiar bus. Our first meeting of the day was with Continue Reading »

Day 9: Denver

Posted on July 5, 2016

By Jacob Newman: Yesterday was July Fourth. We left Dodge City, Kansas, which was a fascinating place, and we had a long ride through Kansas to get to Colorado. I had never been to Kansas, and I have to say that it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever experienced. Coming from Continue Reading »

Day 8: Oklahoma City & Dodge City

Posted on July 4, 2016

By Freddie Wilson: Before we left Oklahoma City in the morning, the group had a discussion about climate change. We discussed the difference between global warming and climate change, arguments for and against if climate change is caused by humans, and the debate over what the government should do, if anything. We then left Oklahoma Continue Reading »

Day 7: Dallas & Oklahoma City

Posted on July 3, 2016

By Max Nelkens: We started off the day with a discussion on guns and gun control, in which I learned about different laws and court cases involving the evolution of gun laws to what we have today. For example, I learned about how it’s an easier process to purchase a firearm at a gun show Continue Reading »

Day 6: Little Rock & Dallas

Posted on July 2, 2016

By Emily Youngerman: Today was really the first day that we moved away from the historical civil rights portion of the trip and onto the more hot-topic issues in America right now. We spent this morning driving from Little Rock to Dallas and while the bus ride was long, I think most of us would Continue Reading »

Day 5: Memphis & Little Rock

Posted on July 1, 2016

By Ben Libov:   We kicked off today by visiting Graceland, Elvis’ home that he bought once he became famous. We took a tour of the mansion that took us through many rooms, including the famous jungle room and pool room, before taking us outside to see Elvis’ backyard, stable, and, eventually, where he lies today. Continue Reading »

Day 4: Tupelo & Memphis

Posted on June 30, 2016

By Aaron Mantell: The first section of today was composed of the bus ride from Birmingham to Memphis, which was a good chance to grow closer to the rest of the members of Etgar. It was nowhere near as bad as I expected.     We stopped at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo to see the house Continue Reading »

Day 3: Montgomery & Birmingham

Posted on June 29, 2016

By Sydney Kass: Today, 25 teenagers that hold the promise of triumphing in the fight for equality and civil rights hit the road and headed to Alabama. Some of us slept, some wrote, some conversed, and some listened to music. After about an hour of traveling, we finally crossed the border and had the pleasure of Continue Reading »