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  • I had always believed that school trips could just not be any fun. I had been on field trips and such and seen the way you have about no freedom at all. That was until i took my sophomore trip to Costa Rica.   My mom had actually basically forced me to go, as bad as that sounds. But while i was...

  • From July 15 to July 21, 2012 I, along with other students from Saint Ignatius went to Mississippi for a service trip. We stayed in Walls, Mississippi, which is the poorest County in the United States. We worked with the Sacred Heart Southern Missions, which is a foundation that helps families...

  •  It’s no secret that America is the queen of affluence, if not the self-proclaimed queen of all she knows. Affluence is one sin, but far worse is ignorance, and narrow mindedness. It is this nature that makes one a true ‘Gringo’, not simply our blanched skin. And unfortunately by the time we’re...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •             This year I had the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel with the school German Club to Germany. We embarked on an eight day in-depth tour of the country with my incredibly wacky German teacher, Herr Schneider. All year he was building excitement for the trip; every now and then as we...

    Tags: Europe
  •                It was the Summer of 2008. My family and I had boarded the Carnival Sensation cruise ship. I could here the Jamaican band playing tunes as I walked the deck of the ship. My 17 year old sister and I had been waiting for this moment since our mother surprised us with this good news...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The brisk air rushes past my figure as I the metal I am standing on shakes and quivers. Through the cargo mesh I can see a man with a parachute looking at me with a strange curiosity. I cautiously look around and see that I am in a plane and the breeze is actually the back hatch of the plane being...

  • In July of 2011 I found myself on a plane departing from Los Angeles International Airport to Bangkok, Thailand. From there I would take another plane to the northern city of Chiang Mai to meet my friend Shade and her family. Shade lived in Thailand for four years before moving back to California,...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • Nashville, Tennessee is said to be the birthplace of country music. If the locals were asked, they would reply that the Grand Ole Opry is more specifically where country music was first played. I had the privilege to visit this famous stage and see for myself the uniting power it truly possesses...

  •  There are places in this world that are taken for granted. We hear of them in stories, and see them in movies, but never really understand their significance. It’s common for the average American to leave the country at least once in their life, and this privilege is rarely treated as such...

    Tags: Europe
  • My name is Ashley Agnos. Last summer, I went on a trip to San Antonio, Texas to volunteer at a camp for disabled children and adults. I spent 3 weeks there. I'm from Sacramento California and I have never been gone from my family for more then a week. My friend Macy Sprock invited me to go with her...

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