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New York City – Day 1

Posted on July 21, 2023

– Mayah Loventhal This morning we woke up at 6:30 and began our bus ride from Pennsylvania to New York City at 7:30. On today’s ride, most people slept or rested (including me), which was a relaxing time. We drove for about three and a half hours and then stopped to pick up lunch at Continue Reading »


Posted on July 20, 2023

– Mabel Rieger Today we continued our journey to NYC but stopped at Kent State University and Cleveland! We began our day in Kent, Ohio /and had an extremely powerful meeting with Chic Canfora. She discussed her presence at the Kent State anti-war protests in response to the Vietnam War. She discussed her powerful story Continue Reading »

Chicago Day 2

Posted on July 19, 2023

– Lily Mosbacher  After an extremely rushed hotel breakfast (we woke up late…oops), we traveled to Summit in the southern suburbs of Chicago, approximately two miles from Midway airport. As we drove through and I looked out the windows of the bus, I saw houses much smaller than I’m used to in my Georgia suburb, Continue Reading »

Chicago Day #1

Posted on July 18, 2023

We have 2 posts for the day! Post #1 – Kendal Massie  My roommates and I woke up to about three different alarms, but it wasn’t until the counselor’s knocking at 8 am on our door that I finally got to crawl out of bed. I am still very exhausted from our long day of Continue Reading »

Travel Day

Posted on July 17, 2023

– Maya Goldman  We started off the day bright and early at the beautiful hour of 5 am. We headed to the airport, where we had to say goodbye to 6 of our friends with whom we had bonded over the past three weeks. It was difficult to say goodbye because we had all become Continue Reading »

San Francisco – Day 3

Posted on July 16, 2023

– Adam Ginchansky We woke up bright and early on the 22nd day of our journey across America. Similar to yesterday we had to use public transportation to get around metropolitan San Francisco. Our first major experience of the day was discussing ChatGPT and AI with Dean John Lavine, a former dean of the Medill Continue Reading »

San Francisco Day 2

Posted on July 15, 2023

– Meirav Sachs  We started our day at 9 in the morning for our first full day in San Francisco. We had to rely on public transportation for the first time as our bus driver Nicki makes her way to the east coast. We began by going to the AIDS quilt where we met with Continue Reading »

San Francisco – Day 1

Posted on July 14, 2023

– Elliot Adams I woke up very tired today, and I was very excited because lucky for me we had an 8 hour bus ride. So we all got breakfast, and it was one of the better hotel breakfasts we have had in my opinion. I got waffles, eggs, potatoes, and watermelon. We got on Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Day 2

Posted on July 13, 2023

– Ilana Hanai  Many times in life, I, and I’m sure others, hide our true feelings from people that care about us and the world by putting up a front. Sometimes purposefully, but there are also times it subconsciously happens. Today we learned about the different types of hiding, both mentally and physically. We started Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Day 1

Posted on July 12, 2023

– Ella Fried We woke up in the bustling city of Vegas, walked through the “adult arcade” one last time, and boarded the bus to leave (some more begrudgingly than others).  We stopped for lunch at our official Etgar restaurant, Chipotle (joke courtesy of Billy), among other options, then got back on the bus. When Continue Reading »