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       The summer of 2007 I took an incredible adventure across the states to a city called Chicago.  I spent nine days and ten nights in the windy city.    I was dating a guy at the time and had been with him for about eight months and he threw out the idea of going to Chicago together, with his mom...

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    By the end of this adventure you’ll love my city. But first, I’ll give you directions. You are looking at quite a nice solar system. Nine planets – oops, I mean eight – orbit a young yellow star. You’re looking at this majestic timepiece of years and ages, and a little dot catches your...

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    With 13 other high school juniors by my side, we all excitedly loaded the Delta Airlines Airplane. We were completely oblivious to the adventures we were about to encounter, even as we arrived at the Beijing Capital International Airport. Our stay was to include 5 days with an individual host...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
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    St. Petersburg, Russia is a marvelous city filled with rich culture and beautiful architecture. I was lucky enough to travel here this past February, on a mission trip. Not only did I get to help those in need and teach students English, I got to experience the Russian culture and visit the...

    Tags: Europe
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    In Memoriam On August 19, 1692, Martha Carrier of Andover was hung as witch in Salem, Massachusetts. She is one of the witches about whom many people know nothing. To me, she is the most interesting of all the accused. I am a 12th generation descendant of the woman who George Burroughs, a main...

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    Ogunquit, Maine has been one of my family’s favorite vacation spots for as long as I can remember. My mom, my brother, and I usually spend a week at the Meadowmere, a spa hotel within equal walking distance of a glorious white sandy beach and a picturesque working fishing and lobstering harbor....

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    Have you ever wondered how you would spend your time waiting for your next flight while in a foreign airport? Well that foreign experience happened to me. Just like in the movie "The Terminal," Victor Navorski, played by Tom Hanks was a visitor from the fictional country of Cracovia. He was stuck...

    Tags: Asia
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    Managua, Nicaragua. The volcano in the background is a constant reminder of the unpredictability of life. The combination of men on horseback and others in Toyota Prados remind us of the inequality in an underdeveloped country. There is no doubt about the beauty of the place. Natural waterfalls,...

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    In May of 2007, my family endured a long, horrendous trip. It was hot, crowded, and uncomfortable. The trip was not planned, scheduled, or on any agenda whatsoever. It was a vacation that would start and end in a very crude fashion. It was a cool, late spring day in the heartland of America. Our...

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    During the summer of my junior year, my dad’s company offered him a free trip to Las Vegas. A trip like this would be anyone’s dream, right? When my parent’s told me we were going to Las Vegas, I was so excited, until I realized that I’m only 17. I saw myself sitting in a hotel room, watching pay-...

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