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Fono rejects Ausage as Director of the Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs

It was announced yesterday that the Fono (American Samoa’s legislative assembly) rejected Gov. Moliga’s appointment of Pa’u Roy Ausage for the role of Director of Youth and Women’s Affairs. Gov. Moliga has since appointed former NFL defensive end Jonathan Fanene. You … Continue reading

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Once I Accidentally Hiked the Highest Mountain in the Country

Since today is Veteran’s Day (oh, happy day brother and step-dad!), and because every single holiday is observed in American Samoa, we had the day off. We decided to spend it with our lovely neighbor, Leafa, and a local legend, … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week

I don’t really remember teacher appreciation week being a thing when I was in school in the States. I have a few memories of giving teacher-y trinkets—apple-shaped refrigerator magnets, coffee cups printed with “#1 Teacher!” in faux chalk—but I don’t … Continue reading

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One week down

I wish I had more to share about what’s happened since we’ve been back. Wes has a great post about our experience on the boat and all the housing confusion. We are still in the first house we were placed … Continue reading

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The end (of the school year) is nigh!

There are only 17 days left of school. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. This month is probably going to be more hectic and ridiculous than all of the others combined. We have standardized tests, music … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Student Journals: from the (pencils) of babes

Because of the upcoming holiday, we’ve dedicated our reading comprehension time this week to the story of Easter. On Monday, their journal topic was simply “What is Easter?” (Before you start thinking “I can’t believe she’s teaching them about that … Continue reading

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Easy like Sunday morning

People take the Sabbath pretty seriously here in Am.Sam. The only acceptable activity on Sunday is going to church. Since orientation has been so intense, most of us opted to stay “home” instead. I’m really enjoying all the not-doing-stuff today. … Continue reading

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