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Oct 17 2017 | Out West student blog
“This past September,” writes Carson Smith, “I had the opportunity to see my tribe, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, take a step away from the adversarial system in their family courts and instead rely upon a traditional, restorative justice system— the Peacemaking Circle.”
Aug 31 2017 | Out West student blog
“A part of me worried how I would adjust to this new and unfamiliar place,” writes Sandro Hall. “I realized soldiers must have asked very similar questions more than one hundred years ago.”
Aug 31 2017 | Out West student blog
At the California Energy Commission, Igancio Mendez writes, “we had the opportunity to assess how EVs could impact California’s economy and population, as well as the effect they would have on the state’s oil and gas industry, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and mineral reserves.”
Aug 30 2017 | Out West student blog
“The last week of my internship,” writes Max Vilgalys, “We visited a building that, more than any other, is responsible for keeping the lights on in Colorado.”
Aug 29 2017 | Out West student blog
“August 21, 2017 was an exciting day as an intern at the California ISO,” writes Karen Huynh. “While we gathered on the front lawn with solar glasses to watch the eclipse, the grid operators were at work balancing the grid.”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“Seven weeks into my adventure through curatorial museum work,” writes Amelia Traylor, an intern at Yellowstone National Park, “I have lost the hurry that I brought with me.”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“An important thing to understand about wildfires, specifically those in the Sierras,” writes Tish Johnston, “Is that they are not all bad and therefore are typically not fully extinguished”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“By merely looking at various initiatives across the country,” writes Jamie Rodriguez, “I’m truly witnessing the full breadth of governance and what direct democracy can actually entail.”
Aug 27 2017 | Out West student blog
“I have spent the past six weeks reading, hiking, climbing, and coding,” writes Zac Espinosa from the Henry’s Fork Foundation in Idaho.
Aug 23 2017 | Out West student blog
“Creating parks for people,” says Nate Marshall, “is no walk in the park. But the result – enabling millions to experience beautiful walks in a park – is undoubtedly worth it.”

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