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How to Travel While Paying off Massive Debt

Visiting famous and not-so-famous cities, exploring new cultures, and being amazed by wonderful cuisines are just some of the things to look forward when traveling. However, it is also a fact that traveling incurs a lot of expenses, such as travel fare, accommodations, food, and shopping. But if you have massive debt, can you still afford to do this? Or even if you can take out more loans to travel, can you still bear the burden? Here is the ultimate guide to help you solve this problem.

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Working Student? We’ve got Your Back!

Many consider a college education as an investment that they are willing to do whatever it takes just to finish it...even though they are financially challenged. That is why in order to afford the cost of living a college student needs, some students work on the side to earn money. But because they are studying, they cannot work full time, and their earnings and benefits are lower than regular workers. Likewise, they cannot study full time, which poses a risk of flunking their subjects, because they are working. There are many resources online to learn about this.

Interested in Lebanese Cuisine? Here’s What to Expect–and Try!

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Feb 26, 2019 / 0 comments

“Do you have any questions about the menu?” asks Mario Kanaan, leaning slightly over the front of his Cedars Lebanese Kitchen food truck in Aloha, Oregon, a suburb of food truck central, Portland, “If you haven’t had the arnabeet, I definitely recommend it.”

Arnabeet. From Interested in Lebanese Cuisine? Here’s What to Expect–and Try!
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22.33 Stories: Don't Stop, Keep Moving with Joanna Lohman

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Don't Stop, Keep Moving with Joanna Lohman

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Music for Spring's Changes

by Kerry Dexter /
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Feb 18, 2019 / 0 comments

Music for shifting times: that is what we've called this series. Part of the idea behind the music shared with you in the series is to guide you to music which may help you think about or live through the unexpected, disconcerting, strange -- choose your own more emphatic adjective if you like -- situations facing the world. 

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Write This: Author Stacey Filak on Worldbuilding

There she sat, at a VERY popular Free Comic Book Day at Fanfare Comics, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Though her table was swamped, we still edged in to ask about her book, which has a gorgeous cover and an intriguing title. Enter author Stacey Filak (and her book) into our lives, and hearts. 

Write This: Author Stacey Filak on Worldbuilding

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Behind the Scenes with the Phantom of the Opera, Quentin Oliver Lee

I got the great chance to interview the extremely talented Quentin Oliver Lee, who phenomenally plays the Phantom in our favorite rendition of The Phantom Of The Opera, currently playing at Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and touring both in the US and worldwide. 

Behind the Scenes with the Phantom of the Opera, Quentin Oliver Lee

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Why You Need to See the Phantom of the Opera

Take a trip to gothic 1800s, where curses, ghosts, and opera lead your heart down to the underbelly of Paris.

Volunteering in Guatemala: A Life-changing Experience

by EdventureGirl /
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Feb 05, 2019 / 0 comments

I looked down on her. Was there any other way to say it? I’m sure that’s how she saw me. Physically, there was no way around it. The top of her head came to my waist, her height the result of a lifetime of poor nutrition. Economically, I, a teen American, would be given more in life than she ever had. I was finishing high school with excellent grades and a good shot at college.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Learning Continues

by Stacey Ebert /
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Feb 04, 2019 / 0 comments

Do you remember your time in a classroom? Perhaps there are flickering images of building with blocks, playing handball at recess, or you can possibly grasp the names of your teachers all the way back to kindergarten. Perhaps you remember running the mile in physical education, joining your first bake sale, or that time you wanted to learn to play the flute.

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