Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reflections on the Centennial Commemorations in Istanbul

Reflections on the Centennial Commemorations in Istanbul By U. Garo Sarajian My roommate and I always joke about what things are like in some “parallel universe,” where bizarre things are the reality. For example, in one parallel universe, he is the world’s greatest surfer and I’m in the National Basketball Association. The week of April 24th in Istanbul made me feel like I was temporarily transported to a parallel universe. Now, 75 days

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Midwest Jr. Olympics 2015

Photos 1 - 110 out of 110 | Back to Albums Photos 1 - 110 out of 110 | Back to Albums Description:Hosted by the Racine "Armen Garo" Chapter | Photos by U. Knar Bedian

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Camp Javakhk 2015: Bachig Battlefield by U. Carnie Armenian

Camp Javakhk: Bachig Battlefield  By U. Carnie Armenian It didn't click to me until our first flag raising at camp Dzalka, a village on the path most commonly traveled by cows and chickens, that myself and my co-counselors were about to be responsible for the happiness and education for more than 100 children.  From the moment we realized that many of our campers did not know our national anthem, let alone to read or write in any language, we

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AYF Internship: Reflecting on Internship at Orran

By U. Ani Bournazian Before stepping foot in Orran, I was anxious about how this internship would unfold. All I could think about was my language barrier, unsure how I would be able to help impact these children from underprivileged families. As soon as I entered their doors, my fellow interns and I were taken in with open arms. Every day I walk in, I am greeted by children with hugs and kisses. Throughout the time I have spent with these children,

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AYF-YOARF 2015 July Calendar

This month’s AYF-YOARF Desktop Calendar is available for download! Download Calendar Here

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