Saturday, January 16, 2010

Video from Peru Trip

Dan, Justin, and I went to Peru in the spring of 2009 for Impact International. Justin and Dan just got done putting this video together for a project at BYU.

While the trip spanned a total of three weeks for them (two for me) and included a medical mission and the filming of extreme poverty and people who live off of the trash heaps, this video comes from the middle part of the journey where we stayed with a tribe high in the Andes mountains.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More Aid ≠ More Graduates

Regarding my Harvard App Essay #2 above it was interesting to see Peter Schiff come out against federal student loans using a similar thread of logic:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Truth Hurts

College in America<br />via Online Colleges and Universities<br>

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When I first saw Koofers home page I was really excited by the possibilities, but in registering for the site with my email, I found the only immediate functionality to be an affiliate textbook shopping engine and a bunch of flash games. It appears that they have a rate-your-professor & class scheduling functionality (nothing that hasn’t been done before) and the ability to share flashcards and previous tests from the same class. My initial hope of Koofers being a social platform to share real content and knowledge with students across diverse campuses was failed with the realization it is a pander to lazy students looking for quick and cheap tricks intent on finding the easiest teacher and the easy A.

Koofers, I will not even give you the pleasure of a link. Try again.

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