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Molly Hunt

Molly Hunt
Molly Hunt is the Summer 2015 Alumni Relations Intern.

Recent Posts

Look Good, Feel Good: How Gear Has Evolved over the Past 50 Years [Infographic]

By Molly Hunt on Oct 10, 2015

Words by Molly Hunt, illustrations by Eryn Pierce, Senior Graphic Designer 

While the gear may have changed over the course of 50 years, leadership, risk management, and competence have consistently remained the heart of every NOLS experience. Here's a look at what students wore and used then, and what they're using now.

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Topics: Alumni, National Outdoor Leadership School

Gap Year: An Incredible Opportunity

By Molly Hunt on Jun 19, 2015
Pausing to scout the route. Photo by Cameron Pattison.

While taking a gap year is not a normal thing to do in the U.S. after graduating from high school, it was hands down the best experience that I could have had before entering college. I had no guidance in selecting a gap year—my college counselor didn’t even know what a gap year was. I, alone, had to plan my year with diligence, create goals, and nail down the things in my life that I sought to improve before entering college. Little did I know when I chose NOLS that I was about to embark on a hugely positive, life-changing adventure. 

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Topics: Alumni, Semester, Sea Kayaking, NOLS New Zealand, backpacking