S.O.R.A…Seniors Out Reflecting Again– Megan Brain

When I first received the invitation to the S.O.R.A Soirees I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect or if it was worth the very limited amount of free time that I had, but I decided to give it a chance. At the very least, I figured it was a two hour break from the…

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The Hunger Banquet– Puja Mehta

When Habitat for Humanity first did the Hunger Banquet in the fall of 2011, I was studying abroad, so I did not actually get to experience it. I heard from those who participated that it was amazing, and was excited at the opportunity to help plan it in the fall of 2012 along with the…

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Barton Road After-School Program–Cheska Mauban

  I remember planning for the first session of the Barton Road After-School Program (BRASP) in September. I was extremely excited to separate the children into teams and distribute straws and tape for each team to construct the tallest standing structures. Of course, I was a bit nervous because we had a completely new team…

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Friends of the Homeless– Alex Woodhouse

Every experience that the whole Friends of the Homeless team experiences is just as memorable as all of the others. I think one of my favorite stories is when we had our full team out, including a student volunteer helping to re-shingle a shelter down in North Weymouth. The seven of us shipped out to help Herb,…

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One Day Without Shoes Reflection– Ben Pierce

As my feet begin to thaw, there is only one word that describes my feelings right now. Excruciating. The cold is so bad that my feet are burning. Having grown up in Vermont, I have felt this before upon going skiing when it is below freezing, but never has it been my feet. It looks…

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Faith at Babson College– Kelvin Ha

On October 30 at 6:30PM, I attended a Sabbath dinner at Babson College. I attended the event not with the original intention of writing it as my journal response, but instead because I was curious about this Jewish event. I was first introduced to the series of Jewish event at Babson by Jeremy, as well…

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“4U” Retreat– Kate Anderson

Unwind.                    Unpack.                        Understand.                 Unite. As a senior at Babson College I try not to think about my regrets. I try to live in the present and look forward to the future, but regrets are unavoidable. My greatest regret is that I did not take advantage of everything Babson had to offer…

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Erasing Stereotypes of Wellesley (E.S.O.W.)– Megan Shinnick

 Babson volunteers teach middle school and high school children how to organize and run a business. Erasing Stereotypes of Wellesley (E.S.O.W.) is a non-profit organization run by these students in the Barton Road Entrepreneurship Program. I often get the question, what do you like to do? Every time I get this question, I include my love for…

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A Compliment is Verbal Sunshine

This month marks our second month back at the Needham Housing Authority. It’s been a busy month, but overall, a good one. I feel like students really appreciate the help we give them with homework. This year, we started doing compliments at the end of each day, and many of the students say things like…

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New Year at Needham Housing Authority

By Benjamin Pierce Excitement was jolted into the air once we entered the parking lot with our highly distinguishable white Babson van. The children have clearly locked into their minds that such a van could only mean one thing. The tutors are here!!! What joy it was to have such a warm welcome, with the…

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