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March 23, 2019

Habitat ECS | 'I wanted to do something better, but I didn’t know what better was'

Our day was supposed to start by heading to the local Care and Share, whose core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Their mission is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to fight hunger in Southern Colorado. Every day they provide food to neighbors in need because they have one belief: No one should go hungry. However, we had originally planned to visit this organization earlier in the ECS, but due to a winter bomb cyclone, that fell through....
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March 23, 2019

Habitat ECS | Working at the ReStore

Today we started out by talking about the organizations we would be helping. We were going to work at the ReStore, which gets its stock from donors who give them household appliances, furniture, and other things they no longer use. The ReStore then sells these things for a fraction of the price of new items. This helps those with low income budgets afford things they might need.When we arrived at the ReStore we watched videos about safety, equipment, and how much of a difference even one...
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March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | Final Day: The Journey is One I Will Never Forget

Today we all woke up bright and early at 5:00 a.m. to pack our bus and leave the rainforest. However, our bus refused to start and so instead we sat and watched the sunrise over the canopy of trees as the morning fog slowly burned off. During this period of tranquil beauty, our bus appeared to be fixed so we loaded up and set off for another long day of traveling by bus in Madagascar. The drive appeared to be going smoothly, however this was fleeting and soon our bus was struggling up a hill...
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March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | What a Crazy Day

Today we awoke as a separated group. The students who hadn’t felt well enough to go on the trek in the rainforest got to sleep in and rest up in the ValBio Research Center, and it was quite the opposite for the students who woke up in the beautiful rainforest. We heard the wake-up call at 5:50 a.m. and knew that we had a long day of hiking ahead of us. We packed up camp and ate a breakfast of French bread. Some of the students and Ms. Hanson got to taste some amazing Malagasy coffee that...
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March 22, 2019

Iceland ECS | Now We Are Wiser

We drove out of Vík, heading for one of Iceland’s most mysteriously beautiful features: the Diamond Beach. Littered with black volcanic rock and gleaming white icebergs, the shore’s contrast makes it magnificent. The icebergs, supplied by the nearby glacier Vatnjökull, break off and linger in a glacial lagoon before floating down what is supposedly the world’s shortest river. Then, they belong to the icy tides of the Atlantic.The strong rhythm of the waves as they carried the...
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March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | Chameleons and Lemurs

The day of the rainforest finally came, but several students weren’t feeling well. The students who felt sick stayed at the research center and rested for most of the morning. Around 3:00, we decided to all go out for a short hike so that would still see the rainforest. Many of us were sad that we couldn’t be with the group, but after hiking it was clear that we wouldn’t have done well had we all traveled with everyone. We were still able to see chameleons, as well as golden...
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March 22, 2019

Tall Ships ECS | Remembering

“And it’s time for us to leave her,” goes Leave Her,J ohnny, the Roseway signature farewell song. Well…we left, and now it is time to remember — remember the ship, the people, the culture, the experiences, the hardship, the joy. For the next couple of days, we will be doing just that, preparing a presentation, video, and various other items to commemorate our ECS. The presentation team is hard at work preparing an informative presentation and entertaining video...
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March 22, 2019

Writers Gym ECS | Final Considerations: Polishing and Publishing

Brooke A. ‘21: Wondering how to publish our pieces after three weeks of work, The Writers Gym heard from Rebecca Yarros on our final Tuesday. She has published 14 books, both traditionally and through the “self-publishing” process. A lot of hard work goes into publishing books. . When traditionally publishing, many people are involved—a literary agent, proofreader, marketing director, personal publicist, book publicist, front cover artist, and a copy editor for the back cover...
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March 21, 2019

Habitat ECS | Helping Build a House

Today, our last week of the ECS began. The five members of the ECS who were 16 and older visited an organization called Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for humanity is an organization, which builds stability for families in need through affordable housing. The service of volunteers, like us, enables the cost of each home to be affordable for a deserving family. The family should be able to pay the rent for the house and should have a job.The goal of Habitat and humanity is to build low cost...
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March 21, 2019

Tall Ships ECS | Yet Another Life-Changing ECS

    As the sun rose on St. Croix, our crew of CSS students set sail for the last time. Over the last 10 days, we’ve seen each other burnt from the sun and groggy from waking up at all hours of the night for our anchor watches. After mooring at Christiansted harbor and eating a delicious pizza lunch, we sang a goodbye shanty named “Leave her Johnny” in true Roseway fashion. The farewells were a bittersweet affair. We were - and for the most part still are - exhausted...
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Habitat ECS March 23, 2019

Habitat ECS | Working at the ReStore

Today we started out by talking about the organizations we would be helping. We were going to work at the ReStore, which gets its stock from donors who give them household appliances, furniture, and other things they no longer use. The ReStore then sells these things for a fraction of the price of...
» read more
Madagascar ECS March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | Final Day: The Journey is One I Will Never Forget

Today we all woke up bright and early at 5:00 a.m. to pack our bus and leave the rainforest. However, our bus refused to start and so instead we sat and watched the sunrise over the canopy of trees as the morning fog slowly burned off. During this period of tranquil beauty, our bus appeared to be...
» read more
Madagascar ECS March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | What a Crazy Day

Today we awoke as a separated group. The students who hadn’t felt well enough to go on the trek in the rainforest got to sleep in and rest up in the ValBio Research Center, and it was quite the opposite for the students who woke up in the beautiful rainforest. We heard the wake-up call at 5:...
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