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  •                 Growing up, I lived a pretty charmed life. My family and I visited a lot of places through my parent’s strong belief in family vacations, and despite some of the places we ended up, the trip I would I choose as my favorite, is one that I didn’t enjoy at the time. Probably because I...

  • Our amazing vacation started with a long car drive from Missouri to Tennessee. Upon arriving in Gatlinburg, we were fascinated by the brightly-lit shopping strip in the middle of town. However, we were slightly confused because none of the streets were named! Instead, the streetlights are...

  •                  In the summer of 2007, my family decided to go on a trip to Bear Mountain. We got in the car, entered the data of the location of the destination onto the GPS and drove off.                 After a drive of about one and a half hours, the GPS announced that we have arrived at our...

  • It was my junior year in high school and my school (Brandon High School) have Washington trip every year for students in AP English III or AP U.S. History or AP U.S. Government. The trip is planned by Mrs. Blankenship. In the beginning of January 2012, I explored Washington, D.C., Philadelphia,...

  • I watched the wake dissappear behind the ferry, as we traveled across the water on a cloudy July day. I desperately dialed my best friends' number on my cell phone, he didn't answer. I thought to myself he must not understand the anxiety i'm going through, I told him I was leaving today, and that I...

  • “Aslam wa alykom!”, I never thought a simple hello can be soothing.  That is when I knew this place I can call home.  Dearborn has the most Arab population varying from Lebanon, Yemen, Jordon, Iraq, and Palestine. The people interact with each other in a way of respect, care, and acceptance. Many...

  • As an end of the year stress reliever my AP U.S. History class decided to take a trip to Washington D.C. I was extremely excited, but I had a sense of wariness as well since I had never flown on a plane before or ever been to Washington D.C. (unlike most of my classmates). However, I wanted to...

  • Do you remember when you were five, and all it took was an ice-cream cone to make your day the “best day ever?” Now you probably need a little more than an ice-cream cone to merit such a high label. This past summer I had the opportunity to take a group trip to Italy. I had never traveled outside...

  •                My sohmore year in high school I joined a homeroom called Watumishi. Our projects focused on the issues in Uganda, such as poverty, clean water, proper food storage and cooking, the education of children and adults.   During the school year we organized a trip to Uganda that would...

    Tags: Africa
  •             Saood Abdul-Kabir peers over me as I dipped a big toe into sleep. As soon as I was drowning in the blackness of sleep, Saood encroaches upon my sleeping figure and shakes it awake. This pattern was precedence for all occasions. There was no sleeping around Saood Abdul-Kabir...

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