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Day 14 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 11, 2022

by Rachel Lipsky   Today we had breakfast and left the hotel. After a few hours we made it to Las Vegas and the massive Orleans Hotel. We had a quick bathroom break and then went to get lunch at Greens and Protein. The food wasn’t too good. We came back to the hotel and Continue Reading »

Day 13 – The Grand Canyon

Posted on July 10, 2022

by Natalia Stutman-Shaw & Penina Polsky   Today was a really fun day! We woke up in Utah and headed on the bus to the Grand Canyon! After a 2.5 hour drive, we ate a quick lunch at a deli and hung out outside. When entering the lodge at the North Rim, we were immediately Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Zion National Park

Posted on July 9, 2022

by Elijah Berkowitz   After waking up in Salt Lake City, Utah at 7:00, we took the scenic, three-hour bus ride through Utah’s deserts and mountains to Zion National Park. We stopped in Cedar City, Utah for lunch, where we split up. I and others got Chipotle. Once we arrived at Zion, we took a Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 8, 2022

by Casey Ference   Day 11 (July 7th) was a very special day for me, especially because it was my 15th birthday! It was the first time I spent my birthday away from home, that being said, this trip already feels like a second home. My friends woke up early to get me a milkshake Continue Reading »

Day 10 – Denver

Posted on July 7, 2022

by Jordan Rubinfeld Today, we began our Journey at 8:45 in Denver. We first spoke to Hannah Jones who works with the Food Bank of The Rockies. When we entered the building, I saw several racks of food all categorized in different sections. Hannah spoke to us about how in a country of so much Continue Reading »

Day 9 – Denver

Posted on July 6, 2022

by Noah Cranman   Today started out with a bang! We drove an hour out to go meet with Focus on the Family, a Christian nonprofit that advocates for the religious right and we spoke about “Marriage Redefinition.” The issue is more commonly known by the term “marriage equality.” The main argument I ascertained from Continue Reading »

Day 8 – Denver

Posted on July 5, 2022

by Leah Kreisler   Today during breakfast we had a visitor – the Dodge City sheriff, a true sheriff of the Wild West! We then followed the age old saying and “got the hell out of Dodge.” About halfway to Denver we stopped for a subway lunch followed by our framing discussion on marriage equality Continue Reading »

Day 7 – Oklahoma City and Dodge City

Posted on July 4, 2022

by Hannah Rubin   We had a late start today at only 8:15 am! We ate our breakfast and then moved to the lobby where we had our framing discussion for gun control and gun violence prevention, talks we’ll have later in the week. We talked about the roots of gun violence, the second amendment, Continue Reading »

Day 6 – Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Posted on July 3, 2022

by Sasha Levine   Today we woke up in the middle of Oklahoma. After eating breakfast at the hotel, we headed on the bus to go to Tulsa. In Tulsa, we went to many different museums. The first one was the Greenwood Rising museum, where we learned all about the Tulsa Race Massacre. In the Continue Reading »

Day 5 – Dallas

Posted on July 2, 2022

by Jupiter Jaffe    Today started at 7:30am on the bus ride to Dallas, Texas, to visit the Sixth Floor Museum to learn about another topic that is monumental to America’s history: JFK’s assassination. Learning about JFK standing where he was murdered gave me, someone who wasn’t alive during his presidency, a chance to feel Continue Reading »