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          "White's Only". You may say that most fifteen year olds would not fully understand what that meant as you passed a sign that had those two words on it. As I was growing up, my mother would tell me about the horrible experiences her and her family would go through just to make it in...

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    We were just a few tourists heading into the heart of Xianggelila in China, hoping to catch a glimpse of mao niu, or hairy cow (yak). The many rice paddies and crumbling stone houses blended into the background as our bus continued its way through the mountains. After an hour or two, the...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
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    In January 2011, my family and I decided to take a vacation and go on a cruise. My sister, Morgan, and I were so excited!  We would be able to be in 80-degree weather while everyone else was stuck in the 5 feet of snow we had! As the week finally rolled around before we got to leave, it started...

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                    The idea had been rolling around for years. “Let’s drive across the country and see your parents,” my mom said. “Not this year,” said my dad, usually because “I can’t take time off work” or “gas prices are too high.” As I went through the motions of my sophomore year, my parents...

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    Welcome to San Francisco! I’m glad you could make it. Where are we? This is Midtown Terrace, a little neighborhood that nobody really knows about, so when people ask where I live, usually it’s just easier to say Twin Peaks. You’re lucky you’re here today—the weather is unusually pleasant. You may...

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    Touring famous cities and greeting relatives in my homeland, we visited Beijing, Jinan, Penglai, Tai’an, Weihai, Shanghai, Wuxi, Xihu and Hangzhou.  Travelling by airplane, train and ferry, we stayed in hotels and homes.   My favourite part about China was the July solar eclipse.  I only...

    Tags: Asia, China, Vacations
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    It could have been yesterday: The tangled stratum of purposeful noises, the primitive industrial pollution, the draft of oriental fragrances, the fluctuating wall of rushed foreign syllables. It was a world of western desire despite the eastern reality. I remember the chaotic bicycle traffic, the...

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          Many of the places I've been have only been within the United States, so it's easy to say that these places don't count, but when I was thirteen I went to Mexico to live with my grand parents for two months. Luckily enough for this essay I was actually truly changed and shaped from my...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    We are headed southbound on our way to Bend, Oregon  for four days of mountain biking and rock climbing. Yesterday we finished our four day backpack on the Olympic Peninsula. We all had an amazing time!  We took full advantage of our one sunny afternoon by swimming in the chilly pacific ocean. We...

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      My great-grandfather’s name is Gus Warwick. He had always wanted to visit England. He believed that he was the direct ancestor of the king of Warwick, England, so he had always wanted to go visit the castle where his relatives used to reign. According to my Grandpa Gus, the daughter of the king...

    Tags: Europe

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