Etgar 36

Journal

Day 18 – San Francisco & Berkely – By Hannah Handloff

Posted on July 12, 2013

It doesn’t take much to make a difference and there is no better place than San Francisco, the center  of liberal thinking, to discuss this concept. Our first meeting today was with a guy named Leon Veal. Leon was a very interesting person because he was illiterate until age 44 when he decided to join Continue Reading »

Day 17 – Santa Bararba to San Francisco – Ty Cantor

Posted on July 11, 2013

Today we drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco. During our drive we stopped in Santa Barbara for lunch. After that we had a long drive until we made it to the heart of Northern California. Finally, we arrived in San Francisco! This would be the last hotel for some of us on this trip. Continue Reading »

Day 16 – Los Angeles – By Rachel Goodman

Posted on July 10, 2013

After relatively early wake up,  we headed South Central Los Angeles to learn about  the area and it’s reputation. Once we arrived, we gathered on a street corner and quietly observed the neighborhood. As a group, we were asked what we thought South Central was all about, and began to discuss its culture and history. Continue Reading »

Day 15 – Los Angeles – By Jake Gordon

Posted on July 9, 2013

On this momentous day on our cross-country journey, the Etgar group of 2013 departed from the scorching 8am heat of Las Vegas, Nevada, and headed towards the jewel of the west coast, Los Angeles, CA. It was roughly two hours after our departure until we were pleasantly surprised by “Peggy Sue’s,” a 1950’s style diner Continue Reading »

Day 14 – Las Vegas – By Sami Lapayowker

Posted on July 8, 2013

Vegas Baby. Yesterday  we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the 16th day of the trip, but my true journey has just begun. Two days ago, before coming to Vegas, we watched a documentary called “I Am” showing the connectedness between everything on earth. That movie really made me think about how I’m connected to Continue Reading »

Day 13 – Las Vegas – By Annalise Schulman

Posted on July 7, 2013

It’s so Dam Hot! The bus ride to the city of sin took a little over two hours. The soil outside shifted from reddish clay to dry beige sand. It was hard to believe that anything as spectacular as Las Vegas resided in those never ending sands. Yet reside it did, as was proven by Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Grand Canyon – By Abby Poteshman

Posted on July 6, 2013

After a breakfast of omelets, pancakes, and French toast, Etgar 36 embarked on a two hour bus ride to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. As we entered the Grand Canyon listening to Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” we saw ashy trees, blackened by wildfires five years ago. Joni Mitchell’s song was written during Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Salt Lake City & Zion National Park – By Jordy Frankel

Posted on July 5, 2013

“In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in the streets or villages.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello everyone. My name is Jordy, and I’m 16 years old. I jumped at the opportunity to write today because of 2 of my favorite things: writing and nature. This morning, we woke up at Continue Reading »

Day 10 – Salt Lake City – By Teddy Magram

Posted on July 4, 2013

After descending 1,204 ft in the span of 8 1/2 hours in total darkness with 80% of the bus in a semi sleep state, we finally arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Here Comes The Sun” quietly came on the speakers and got everyone up and ready for the exciting day ahead. Our first stop Continue Reading »

Day 9 – Denver & Boulder – By Sebastian Biondi

Posted on July 3, 2013

Today, we started off the morning with a discussion about education reform led by Deborah. We talked about the overall pros and cons of teachers going on strike, earning tenures, and our opinions on what the qualities of a good teacher are. Everyone had a story or experience to share about their own teachers. Next, Continue Reading »