MacKenzie Roberts

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NEWS 5/19/15 10:45am

Unaccompanied minors seek new homes and lives in NC

In the desert, they stopped to ask for water. Instead, they got detained. The 17-year-old Honduran girl and her 10-month-old daughter are two of 68,000 children who have crossed the border into the United States alone, fleeing a region rife with violence. The young mother and daughter were ushered into a crowded “cooler,” a shelter at the border, where they stayed for 15 days before being transported to a different shelter in Arizona. “They treated us bad,” the Honduran teenager said.

NEWS 1/25/13 7:00pm

The start of something new: welcome to Sevilla!

After more than 24 hours of traveling across the world and into a different time zone, I am happy and overjoyed to announce that I am finally in Sevilla!!!! I spent my entire Monday/whenever-the-days-melted-together-and-became- Tuesday with Marisa, one of my very best friends, traveling partner and home stay mate, and Meghan, my new friend who I have come to adore!

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