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    That night, I wanted to cry. I walked back from the communal shower room smelling of sulfur and soap scum. Too drained to care that I was getting into a 1 ½ ft wide cot, I pulled up the thin covers as far as they would go. I put in my iPod, tuning out my five roommates. I journaled. “Making...

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    Tick, tock, tick, tock. As Amal Ahmed Albaz made her way across the stage, she uttered these simple yet frightening words. Words that warned me of my fleeting youth. The room was pitch black, black as coal, - except for the ray of light, exuded from the passion within Amal. As she began her...

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      Have you ever been so far contained in your comfort zone, that you shunned all other ideas? I was. It never really occurred to me that so much more can happen outside my world. I’ve always had a preconceived notion about places in the world and what it would be like to go there. You could imagine...

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    It’s summer time, the sun is high in the sky, the sand in my toes is warm and soft, the rays of the sun shimmer off the water, its so bright I have to shield my eyes. The smell of salt and fish consume me, the light breeze coming from the ocean sprays at my face. This is just one of the fondest...

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    Maybe you have heard of my city because you were once insatiably curious about space and its exploration and found yourself enrolled in our space camp at the U.S Space and Rocket Center. Maybe you have heard of my city because you subscribe to the numerous publications that have named us amongst...

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          "Chicken-Skin" I think it was called. This is the Ecuadorian alternative for our "goosebumps." "From what I've tasted of desire" I can admit I like the Ecuadorian alternative better. For me "chicken-skin" was no rare phenomenon on my journey to Ecuador, South America. I reminisced with a...

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    What a spring break it was! Fifty students and adults from my high school toured Greece and Italy from March 25th through April 14th. Our journey back in time began in the city of Florence where we went on walking tours with our guide and visited ancient Italian Churches and the Gates of Paradise....

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    The benevolent and unselfish nature of Mother Earth has given every human being something to cherish and worship. In India, the concept of displaying one’s devotion to a natural force or existence symbolizes the harmony, connectivity, and unity between man and the wonderful world. It is said that...

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    This past summer I took a trip to London with my Girl Scout troop that has inspired me as an artist and made me want to go college for art when I finish high school. London has a quality about it that American cities will never achieve. American architecture is focused on function rather than...

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    When I tell people that I live in Tallahassee, Florida, their response is usually something pretty close to, “Oh, I think I’ve heard of that. . . Isn’t it the capital or something?” Yes! I do live in the state capital, but my hometown is so much more than that. We have a rich history, beautiful...

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