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Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2017-18

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Hair is a Big Deal

Nicole Williams, Participant

In honor of Black History Month and all of the Black Women out there… One aspect of Senegal that I have admired since the day I got here is the plethora of black women. If you are not black, you might be thinking, “why on earth is this......Read More

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Dakar Travels #1

Benjamin Roberts, Participant

Yak of the Week

This new year, I’ve taken a lot of time to explore Dakar, and I wanted to share some of my stories with you. Some experiences have been profound, some not. Some fun, some uncomfortable. Sometimes I do touristy things like a local, sometimes I......Read More

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The Old Man and the Ugly Man

Zandra Campbell, Participant

One of the ways in which ethnic groups and families maintain peaceful relationships is through the “joking cousin relationship.” Certain families and ethnic group can tease each other immediately after meeting because they’re......Read More

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Zandra Campbell, Participant

This post was meant to be dedicated towards our two-week long excursion during which we spent four days trekking and four days experiencing the peace of village life in Timanto Samba. However, due to some recent commentary by President Donald Trump......Read More

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Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2017-18

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Sama Baay (My Dad)

Sophie Slutzky, Participant

Yak of the Week

My father here is blind. He wasn’t always, but—I don’t know how long ago—glaucomas took his sight away. In a society that so completely revolves around human interaction and community, I can only imagine how isolating blindness can be. One......Read More