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Goal 13 – GNED 400

Members of the Cormier Honors College and Therapeutic Recreation majors ventured to the Last Frontier to participate in GNED 400: Exploring Public Issues through Writing. Every student was assigned a topic to research in Alaska and had the option to pick a topic they were more interested in if they found one. I was assigned subsistence living, or living off the land, and chose to keep it. Finding information that was relevant to my argument proved to be a bit of a challenge for me given that I did not solidify the argument I wanted to make until right before I returned home. I was reluctant to write the essays since it was summer, but I managed to buckle down and finish them regardless of how much I did not want to.

Below is a Personal Essay I wrote about speaking to an employee at the Cultural Heritage Center in Anchorage.