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  • In school, everyone has the same nature. Although everyone classifies themselves as an individual, there are certain characteristics that encompass the entire student body. Unless put into a situation that exposes this, many students remain blissfully unaware, full heartedly confident in their own...

  • The relationship between capitalism and communism is something I have studied in history class since the ninth grade. The inherent struggle between the selfishness that fuels accomplishment and the sense of community that prevents such gains has always permeated my courses in some way or another,...

  •  Deep within the Sierra Nevada, there exists a rock whose superior ergonomic form would cause even the most accomplished designers to turn green with envy. Standing just below hip-height, its smooth, indented center gently slopes upwards at an ideal angle on either side, creating a shape that...

  • Because I am considering a career in marine biology, my mother recently sent me to a youth camp known as Sea Camp San Diego.  This week-long camp is designed to help students learn more about the ocean and the marine animals that reside in Southern California.  This summer camp turned out to be...

  • Europe; the very word fills one with excitement. So, naturally, when I learned I had the opportunity to travel to Eastern Europe with a group of my classmates, I was ecstatic. The trip didn’t disappoint, as those two weeks were some of the best ever. The most memorable part of it all was a visit to...

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  • Ironically, it happened around Thanksgiving. Last year, my family and I took our annual trip from our small town in Southeast Alaska to Mazatlan, Mexico. The goal was to rest and get some sun while spending time away from the phones and other hassles of everyday life. We attend church quite...

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  • I received the news on August 8th, 2007 that my Mom and I were going to NY Giants Training Camp in Albany.  I also found out that we would actually be able to join the whole NY Giants team on the practice field. My uncle Les worked with former Giant, Brad Van Pelt’s girlfriend.  Kim asked Brad to...

  •             On August 4th 2008 I went on a trip the wild zoo teen and I will never forget. I volunteer at Rolling Hills Zoo in Kansas, and at the end of every summer we all go on a trip to get out of Salina, Kansas. Last year our trip included Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Cave of The...

  • On December 13th, 2007, my family took a trip down to Fayetteville, North Carolina. This trip was planned one week before we left. It was spontaneous! It also was not by choice that we were leaving on this specific date; it was the government that chose this date.   As much as we were all dreading...

  • When people go on vacation, they expect care free fun times to coincide with them. When traveling with my family, fights always seem to coincide with vacations. Now, because telling a story without background information is aimless and unproductive, I will tell you a little bit about my family....

    Tags: Caribbean

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