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 “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” These famous words from NASA’s Apollo 13 mission to the moon have been quoted innumerably over the years. But what was  Mission Control actually like that night? Luckily Jerry Woodfill, an enthusiastic man was glad to tell us. Mr. Woodfill was in charge of the master alarm system for the Apollo 13 mission, the alarm...
Fifty meters above the Mindo Cloud forest, I fly through the air at 35 miles per hour, supported only by a harness and a carabineer. The metal cable screaming due to speed and friction, I soar over the foliage, never taking my eyes off the tangled branches that make up the rainforest canopy. After arriving safely at the next...
130 students, full of energy and anticipation, run onto the Santa Clara Academy field, eager to join their Jesuit and Ursuline mentors in a game of soccer, basketball, 4-square, and playground activities. The first day of the summer program begins, dedicated to providing these students an educational opportunity, to breaking the cycle of poverty within the Santa Clara community,...
Jesuit’s history is present, even 67 years later. I stood resolute. Glaring at the menu board at the Wendy’s on Greenville.  I tried deciding between the triple or double baconator. An amicable comment about my shirt roused me from my beef-induced reverie. “That’s quite a billboard you’ve got on that shirt,” an older, slightly bent but kindly gentleman remarked. “Thanks… I...

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