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Alternative spring break

Abington students reflect on service learning trips

Hurricane-torn Puerto Rico and an impoverished Native American reservation in South Dakota are unlikely spring break destinations, but Penn State Abington students competed to travel to these two areas for Alternative Spring Break.
Abington Alternative Spring Break Puerto Rico

Alternative Spring Break Puerto Rico

Penn State Abington and Penn State Berks students work in a mangrove field in Puerto Rico.

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Photo of the Week: Alternative Spring Break in Puerto Rico

A group of Penn State Abington students involved in Alternative Spring Break traveled to Puerto Rico. In addition to visiting historic sites, they worked in the wetlands and learned about the importance of mangroves to the island's ecosystem. Another Alternative Spring Break group spent the week in South Dakota working on a Native American reservation.

Abington Puerto Rico

Crisis in Puerto Rico hits 'close to home' for Abington student

A Penn State Abington student's parents are in Puerto Rico searching for her elderly grandparents.
Abington Puerto Rico student

Marianella Romero

Marinella Romero is the driving force behind a Penn State Abington collection drive to benefit Puerto Rico.

Abington Puerto Rico student

Marinella Romero family

Marianella Romero's mother and step-father (pictured) are in Puerto Rico searching for her grandparents.

Abington Puerto Rico

Abington students lead collection drive for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

The collection drive at Penn State Abington runs through Oct. 19.
Abington Banned Books Week

Abington banned books Week

Children's books are among those that have been challenged or banned.

Abington Banned Books Week

Abington banned books Week

Children's books are among those that have been challenged or banned.

Heard at Abington: Why is Banned Books Week important?

Penn State Abington students and faculty marked national Banned Books Week by reading from books that have been challenged, censored, or banned. The books included "Catcher in the Rye," "Heather Has Two Mommies," and "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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