My Week Off the Grid: Spring Break in Ghana

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Originally Published on Cooper Squared on April 27, 2014.

For my Digital Sabbath I banned the usage of my laptop, iPod, and cellphone. Although I made an exception for my digital camera.

My younger sister was the last person to text me as I boarded my flight to Ghana.  Unfortunately, our conversation ended abruptly the moment I stepped onto the plane and lost cell service. In fact, I would spend my whole spring break completely cut off from everyone except for the 20 others students I was traveling with as a part of the New York University Presidential Honors Scholars Program. Read the rest of this entry »