A Young Hero in New Paltz

March 1, 2012 Katherine Speller 0

First-year undeclared student Jacob Yoder recalls his first trip to Swaziland where he and others in attendance biked across the small nation in southern Africa, as a lifetime of experience. One memory that stands out to Yoder happened when he first rode across the country with others. The cyclists were riding by a school just as the students were being let out and the kids, barefoot and giggling, ran after the bikers to race them home. That experience stays with Yoder as he plans his next trip to the country. “It made me realize that happiness has no direct correlation with material possessions,” Yoder said, commenting on the touching simplicity of the experience and his time meeting […]