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Cross‌ ‌Country:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Tenacious‌ ‌Tale

‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌ever‌ ‌run‌ ‌before,‌ ‌then‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌feels‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌your‌ ‌lungs‌ ‌burning‌ ‌up‌ ‌in‌ ‌your‌ ‌chest,‌ ‌your‌ ‌heart‌ ‌beating‌ ‌so‌ ‌fast‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌heart‌ ‌attack,‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌legs‌ ‌wobbling‌ ‌like‌ ‌jelly‌ ‌underneath‌ ‌you‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌try‌ ‌and‌ ‌slog‌ ‌your‌ ‌way‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌mile.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌sensation,‌ ‌yet‌

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Concentration Camps in Xinjiang and How to Help

WARNING: SENSITIVE CONTENT AHEADThe Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the largest region in China located on the western border. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, India, Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is mostly desert and mountains and has many natural resources, including oil and natural gas. The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic

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Four Teens Share their Experience of Life at Home during the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an entirely new set of challenges to collectives and individuals internationally. Many of us are only able to peak into the lives of others via one dimensional social media posts or what they feel comfortable telling us on calls. And while seeing others can be uplifting the worry that you’re

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Socialization from the Teenage Perspective

How I have used my personal style of communication to build relationships with friends, family, and other adults Talking may seem like the single easiest, most consistent aspect of our young lives. We might find ourselves talking to a teacher about how the homework made absolutely no sense. Sometimes we talk to a crush after

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The Zero Waste Lifestyle – What is it?

The average American sends about 4.4 lbs of garbage to the landfill every day.[1] Our society has normalized the use of single-use products and we continue to increase the amount of trash sent to landfills. However, not all trash reaches the landfills;[2] garbage is often littered onto the sides of roads and urban areas or

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My YVC Experience

March 4, 2018 –  I have just arrived at the local Town Center Mall. It was Leadership Day for the Youth Volunteer Corps, some random organization my mother found online, I was thinking at the time. I just wanted to go home and play on my phone. Just sit around and not do anything today,

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Direct vs. Indirect Volunteering

I have volunteered with YVC Philly since 2015 and in that time, I have learned quite a number of things. I grew as a person and a leader. I grew more comfortable with myself and gain a bit of confidence in public situations. Most importantly, I have learned about the issues within the communities of

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