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  •   I’m a recent high school graduate who has lived in the small Township of Montclair, New Jersey for the last four years. Montclair is known for its motto, ‘Where the suburbs meets the city’. Some say parts of Montclair is similar to New York City, which is less than 20 miles away. Like the Big...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • After arriving in Greece after a total of 19 hours of travel, I had never felt such a sense of euphoria. The picturesque white cottages with royal blue rooftops, the deep emerald green grass in contrast with the magenta and scarlet flowers; it seemed more like a dream rather than a reality. I had...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • What once stood as a great mountain was now reduced to the largest crater I had ever seen. On that August day we looked out at the crater of Mount St. Helens; the crater formed from the blast that occurred in 1980 with the power twenty-seven thousand atomic bombs. Mount St. Helens serves as a...

  •   Eleven years later By: Katherine M. Collins Eleven years ago my family and I went to Belgium to visit our family. I've always wanted to go back. Eleven years later my family and I were able to go not only to Belgium but also to London. We had an interesting time on the way to Belgium. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • Let me start off by saying that Ghana was never on the top of my list when it came to "Places I Would Like to See". However, the experiences I had in this country were so great, so different, so impacting that I would advise all of you to bump Ghana up on your own lists! I traveled to Ghana on a...

  • When one thinks of northern Illinois they think of Chicago but, it is the suburbs of the Windy City that gave Chicago its’ reputation. Nestled midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the city of McHenry, Illinois. McHenry is a tight knit community with a significant amount of culture...

  •            The little things we have in life are often taken for granted: the ability to have a home we call our own, to farm our own land, grow our own food, to have clean running water in the comfort of our own home, instead of carrying it from a lake that isn’t likely to be clean, to raise a...

  • It was Steve’s birthday, and as far as anyone knows he was turning thirteen. There are no records of his date of birth, so the celebration was held on a random day. Steve lives at the Hands and Feet project (a home for orphaned and abandoned children) in Grand Goave, Haiti. On his special day Steve...

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    Tags: Europe
  •            In June 2007, I had the amazing experience of taking part in the first ever Lev el Lev (Hebrew for Heart to Heart) teen mission to Baltimore’s sister city of Odessa, Ukraine. Throughout history, Jewish culture has thrived in this area, however, World War II and the Soviet reign...

    Tags: Europe

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