Etgar 36

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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 »

Day 18-Santa Barbara to San Francisco-by Noah Najjar

Posted on July 17, 2014

Today, we traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles. Even though it was my second time in L.A., I still had a great time, but I was excited to move up the coast. After a couple hours of driving, we stopped in Santa Barbara, which looked like some of the small villages I’ve been to Continue Reading »

Day 17-Los Angeles-by Laina Haymes

Posted on July 16, 2014

After some bus problems gave us a rocky start to our morning, we headed to Participant Media to speak with Evan Shapiro, a representative of the organization. Participant Media is a film company with a different vision than, for example, Warner Brothers. They produce educational and inspiring work on all different topics. They have produced Continue Reading »

Day 16-Los Angeles-by Jack Wyman

Posted on July 15, 2014

Today marked the day Etgar 36 completed its journey from East Coast to West Coast! After waking up in Las Vegas, we made the four hour trip to Los Angeles. Our first stop of the day was at Peggy Sue’s 1950s diner, where we had a nice brunch. We enjoyed a variety of delicious breakfast or Continue Reading »

Day 15-Las Vegas-by Gabe Goldberg

Posted on July 14, 2014

Looking out of the hotel this morning, all that I could see was a single hotel and the desert. While not exactly what one expects when thinking of Las Vegas, it demonstrates the incredible feat of a city created in the middle of a desert by none other than a member of the tribe, Bugsy Continue Reading »

Day 14-Las Vegas-by Sarah Hallam

Posted on July 13, 2014

Having never been to Las Vegas before, I was not sure what to expect when we arrived. But as the mountains turned into billboards and buildings, I realized that Vegas is exactly what everyone makes it out to be: big, tall buildings and hotels with in-your-face signs and intense heat. When we got off the Continue Reading »