Students

  • It all started in June 2008, our tour group sat waiting around Cleveland Airport for a delayed flight to Spain. Upon learning that our flight was too late to make the connection, we went home that night. The next day we took a nonstop flight to Paris, and connected to Madrid where we once again...

    Tags: Europe
  • Le grand groupe d’Américains. That was our name as we traipsed through the maze-like streets of the Left Bank. We trampled grass on the Champ de Mars, we caused traffic jams in the narrow, winding staircases of the Eiffel Tower, we swarmed miniature cafes at midday. We were un grand derange, a...

    Tags: Europe
  • This year, I was able to go to Puerto Rico. Although the plane ride was quite long, about 6 hours, it was well worth the wait. We had visited oceans like Crash Boat and Isabella. The ocean was blue and clear. You could see through the water and see your feet and the sand. The weather and ocean...

  • Chincoteague Island.  On the United States’ eastern coast, just off the Virginia shoreline, this small haven lies nestled beside Assateague Island. I was first introduced to the island as a child through Marguerite Henry’s novel Misty of Chincoteague.  Years later my family spent a weekend there...

  • How did my family decide to travel to San Francisco in the summer of 2011?  Did we make a list of all the interesting places we wanted to see and discuss the numerous possibilities?  No, it was because we couldn't seem to get Train's song, "Save Me, San Francisco," out of our heads for about a...

  • The relationship between capitalism and communism is something I have studied in history class since the ninth grade. The inherent struggle between the selfishness that fuels accomplishment and the sense of community that prevents such gains has always permeated my courses in some way or another,...

  •           As they plant the first seed of a future harvest, I watch in amazement.  Sitting on the ground, looking past this one small seed, my eyes are filled with the sight of green, red and purple grapes growing on a vine.  How could something so small develop into such a beautiful, astonishing...

    Tags: Europe
  • In August of 2005 my family and I, took a trip around the U.S. in less than three weeks. I would say that it was the highlight of my whole life. We left from San Diego, California on August 3, 2005, and went through 26 different states. When we began, we went thru Nevada to Arizona, and in Arizona...

  • I scored a 38 Euro flight from Madrid to Oslo to visit my friend, Kine, in Trondheim, Norway. As the flight touched down, we heard over the crackly loudspeaker, “Welcome to Sandefjord!” Wait a second; I should be in Oslo! Evidently, the cheap flight via Ryan Air took the scenic route of some god...

    Tags: Europe
  • Two years ago, I participated in an international peace project called the Ulster Project. This project helps foster peace between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and between different races in America. Sixteen teenagers from Northern Ireland come to live with sixteen American...

    Tags: Europe

Pages