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  • “Mitakuye oyasin” which translates to “all my relations”, is a Lakota Sioux term. However the term goes more in depth. It means all my relations with all humans, animals, plants, rocks, forces of nature, and elements. Everything is connected, and nothing exists in isolation. I’ve weaved that idea...

  • August 11, 2009 marked the beginning of a life changing adventure.  On this date I boarded an AirTran Airways airplane to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the Courage to Stand International Camporee.  A Camporee is an event where large amounts of people gather together to go camping. However, make no...

  • Breath-taking cathedrals, rich culture and exquisite cuisine-all are elements of trademark Spain.  From April 4-11, 42 Westhampton Beach students and eight chaperones got to experience these elements for themselves in a school sponsored event.  Guided by Natasha Mascarenhas, group members observed...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • As I was up in Bishop this past week, I journaled everything that happened. Words cannot express how happy I am to be HOME. But, while writing, I've mentioned a few of you because something reminded me of you. Enjoy. 24 June 2012 Well, we're finally here. The ride up wasn't as bad as I...

  • 'Remember, we're only a few blocks away from Times Square. Times Square isn't simply the center of the city; it's the center of the world.' Though he meant well, my uncle's explanation did little to assuage my sister's discomfort with the chaos around her. The five of us had landed in LaGuardia...

  • I have recently returned from an amazing journey to Peru. This trip was through my high school and was centered on volunteer work and cultural experience. The first week we spent in the city of Chaclacayo at the Hogar which is a home for kids who have some type of physical disability or handicap....

  •                 This summer I traveled to Zambia with Heart of the Bride. Heart of the Bride is a missions organization dedicated to serving God and spreading the gospel throughout the world. Through fundraising and prayer, God provided me with all of the money I needed to go on this trip in just...

  • In June of 2009, my parents and I boarded a plane destined for Provodinciales, Turks & Caicos. Anixous to get out of the country, as I had only traveled to the Bahamas once before, the three hour plane ride went by surprisingly fast. Never had I seen such beautiful sights from the window of an...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Miles away from civilization, camping at Lane Lake in the high Sierra, the conveniences of modern day life were almost completely gone. As I finished brushing my teeth that cold morning a few days into my school backpacking trip, I looked down at my tooth brush that was covered in white mint...

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