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  • After leaving my clean room at the Kogelo Retreat Villas and Homes, I walked down a red dirt road in Kisumu, Kenya, dodging goats and stepping over puddles and piles of garbage. I was on my way to visit a family who lived in the slums. Occasionally, I looked up from the road and scanned the...

  • Before my trip to the Dominican Republic, I considered myself useless and was ignorant to the world from its problems to its beauty. I believed the world was a gloomy place full of poverty, war and despair, and not one little act of selflessness or philanthropy could change things for the better...

  • From the view of an outsider, my life probably fits the perfect American statistical data. I have two parents, I live in the suburbs, and I have one brother and two dogs. However, I do not fit the cliché profile of a self-involved American girl, to the contrary I became the master of my own fate...

  • Our group of high school juniors and seniors stayed up until midnight at Las Tortugas, a turtle reserve in Limón, Costa Rica.  The night before, we patrolled for four hours and saw no turtles.  However, that night I learned something from Manuel, our guide.  He told us to respond ‘sin cuenta’...

  • Sixty-five years is a long time, but it is still not enough time to wash away the stigma of being associated with "The East." When people think of countries in Eastern Europe, they think of dirty, squalid living conditions, but much has changed since the end of World War II. As a junior in high...

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  • As I walk the halls of school, I cannot help but overhear of the exotic and tropical adventures of my peers reminiscing upon his and her Spring break vacations. Speaking excitedly with  hand gestures followed by high-pitched laughter, the senior girls tell tales of the numerous men they...

  •   The first day in France we went all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower which was 899 feet tall. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1889 to commemorate the French Revolution.  The second day we went to the second highest point in Paris which is the Notre Dame Cathedral. While in France, we...

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  • I always found myself falling asleep in history class. Some lessons couldn’t hold my interest. Even when I visited places filled with history, I found myself extremely bored. Summer of 2012 changed my view of history forever.While planning for our summer adventure, my mom decided at the last minute...

  • Coming from the small town of Kona, Hawaii, going anywhere is a huge deal, especially when it’s out of the country. I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the vibrant city of London with my family over the summer. It was an experience I will never forget. My mother, father and I were always...

    Tags: Europe
  • Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day… I. Was. Devastated. Upon entering the KOA campgrounds, my family had high hopes of enjoying a lovely, once in every two years camping trip. Who would have known the weather man had lied; High 80’s all week long. Ha, try mid 50’s! Above us, clouds...

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