Travel Tuesday: Fiji

Happy Tuesday! Each month, I will feature a travel destination here on the blog, with highlights of each place as well as travel tips.

This week is a place that is very near and dear to my heart: Fiji, where I lived for six months. When it came to choosing where to study abroad in college, I doubt anyone thinks of Fiji. Most people don’t even know where it is (east of Australia, north of New Zealand. If you hit Hawaii you’ve gone too far haha). Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: Fiji”

Towson University Grad has Passion for Helping Children of the World

Angie Hong has always known that her passion lay in helping others around the world.

So it came as no surprise to family and friends when the 23-year-old Baltimore native went to Uganda after college and helped reunite children in an orphanage there with their biological parents and relatives.

“I’ve always had an interest in living in a community in the developing world and serving alongside them,” Hong said. “We ran the first successful transition for children from orphanages to families in Uganda.”

Hong was able to help find the families through the children, who explained where they came from and where their biological families were, and the help of local people.

“It is important to take notes and listen to every little detail and thing that was being said by the Ugandans I was working with at the time,” said Hong, who graduated from Towson with a degree in philosophy. “I want to be clear that no decision was made on my own. We listened first.” Continue reading “Towson University Grad has Passion for Helping Children of the World”

Voting Among College Students

Photo by Theresa Schempp

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Across the nation, the voter turnout for midterm elections among college students has continued to decrease in recent years. While the locations of election polls play a part in lower turnout, many students feel that their vote doesn’t matter. Listen to this story about the opinion of some Towson students on voting.