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  • I received the announcement about Saint Hugh’s Summer School Programme in Oxford, England during the school year.  I acquired a collection of announcements for all sorts of colleges.  I thought it was a joke initially, but the free application consisting of a simple questionnaire and page essay...

    Tags: Europe
  • Nobody expected what would happen while we there. High school is a mean place, full of cliques and drama. Which is why we were all shocked when none of that followed us to our little oasis in Florida. Everybody was everyone’s friend in Disney World. None of the stupid things that divided us before...

  • If seeing the Pope in the Rome airport, visiting the statue of David in Florence, and eating ice cream everyday until your stomach couldn’t take it anymore doesn’t make for the best trip ever, then I don’t know what does. A vacation isn’t just a time to get away and escape reality, it’s an...

    Tags: Europe
  • I believe that Fate had deliberately predetermined, through a maze of calamities, the very hour that our eyes would get to see our dream come true. Fate had thrown every roadblock in our path that it could, flight delays, lost luggage, bodily injuries and even a bomb threat at the airport. What did...

  •    It was going to be ok. I wasn’t going to lose my dinner from the night before. I tried to keep telling myself that as we started to take off. Having never been on a plane before, this wasn’t an experience I was going to remember fondly. Here’s a peace of advice for anyone about to fly: do NOT...

  • The flash of a camera, the screaming of fans, that moment when you know you’re alone in front of millions of people and cameras…Needless to say, the lives of celebrities are hectic ones, but many of us wish we could take a walk in their shoes, and for a short while, I did. In October of 2006, I,...

    Tags: Asia
  • March 2008. The country of Costa Rica welcomes 20 Middle School kids. It’s hot and sticky; we all automatically start sweating, our previously cold bodies defrosting our “winter coats”, hair sticking to the sides of our faces. All the students who went to Costa Rica were encouraged to keep a...

  • My days were filled with car horns beeping, cows mooing, chutney music blaring, and alluring scents of food. Standing on the veranda, I look straight and see the East Berbice-Corentyne River and the country of Suriname. I look to my left and see different sized cows roaming the streets; to my right...

  •   “I got the new Xbox360 and the Wii,” someone exclaims, and someone responds immediately, listing their gifts and the reasons they are better. It’s the first day of school after December break. The most gossipy day of the year, filled with discussions of gifts received during the holidays.  My...

  • Mankind has always been inquisitive. We try to understand the little whys and wherefores that permeate our world by visiting new places, trying new things, and enjoying ourselves, actions which can only be described by the word travel. However, traveling is not always about living in the comfort...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage

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