On a Drive Across Pennsylvania, Seeing a Student Take Flight

The other day, I went on a road trip. Not too far, just a couple of hours across a stretch of the vast
east-west expanse we call Pennsylvania, a journey from the burbs north of Philly to Hershey, where my students, journalism majors at Bucks County Community College, would attend a luncheon to receive the awards they’d won, in a statewide competition, for their work on the college newspaper. On the drive, I got a chance to catch up with a student I hadn’t seen in a few months, one who had transferred recently to Temple University.

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