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    This past summer my sister introduced me to the biggest culture shock of my life. My sister, my biggest inspiration, has been living in Burundi, Africa for the past year. My mom, brother and I, having missed her a lot, got the amazing chance to visit her there. Imagine stepping onto an earth where...

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    Let me think back to cool the summer breeze, water slowly splashing onto my feet, the sand in my backyard and the cute Bermuda shorts. I remember the Gucci shades, and the cute flip flops, New York Fashion meets Southern Flowers. I remember Florida. I remember days of anticipation met with the...

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    Up until I was ten years old, my father had been my hero. Despite my father working long and tiresome hours, he never neglected my sister and me. Every Saturday morning at Wilson Park, in the quiet streets of Torrance, California there would be a farmers’ market. My father would always take us...

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    My trip to Honduras in 2010 was unforgettable. I went there with my church to bless the people there. One of the most emotional times there was the orphanage called “Yo Querio Ser,” meaning “I want to be.” All the kids wanted was someone to love them, so I and the others poured ourselves into the...

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    Resplendent, Tranquil, and Blissful best describe San Clemente Beach in California. The sun always sets across the water, sinking into a beautiful black metallic blanket covering the massive stretch of an infinite horizon. Camping on the bluff, I am lulled to sleep by the soft sound of boat horns...

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    Beautiful. Breath-taking. Exciting. Adventurous. Unpredictable.  During the summer of 2009 I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Denver, Colorado. I was going with a couple of other members and advisors from my high school’s Student Government Association. We would get a week’s time to...

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    So, a Londoner, an Australian, and a group of Americans walk into a bar…             No, replace the bar with an entire city. That, perhaps, of the capital of England, and this story rings true, though the scenario evidently merits an explanation. With twenty-four hours in London, the pressure...

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    I always hear people talking about Spring Break trips with their best friends, and suddenly I find that I have befriended a green monster of jealously. Every year I hoped and prayed that I would be the one talking about their Spring Break trip.  Well, I finally am! On March 15th, 2010 I would leave...

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    America is a complex and diverse country.  And for a 13 year old girl, it was hard for me to understand the simplicities that life can give you to enjoy.  But my trip to Costa Rica changed my life and my motives forever and jumpstarted my determination to understand the world around me. ...

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    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*-->*/ I have always wanted to travel to far off places and to see the world. That wish hasn’t been granted to me as yet, but a much bigger gift has been. I have come to understand that how the world views you is important, and...

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