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        Sin City. Better known as Las Vegas, Nevada, this city possess that nickname for a reason. This city is notoriously known as being “only fun if you’re over 21,” and there’s no question about that. With its endless array of alcoholic beverages and rows upon rows of slot machines, there...

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    For the majority of my life I considered the Hawaiian Islands as paradise. You’re welcomed by pungent island air that nearly knocks you off your feet.  Even the cars kick up the smell of leis as they rush down streets that are named with exotic Hawaiian words. My opinion of paradise was to be...

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      It was three o’ clock in the morning and all forty of us were walking through the chilly, vacant airport at LAX about to board the plane to Europe. We were all wearing the same outfits: khaki colored pants and maroon colored polo shirts with a People to People logo on the upper left side and...

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    It was in August of 2006 when I recevied a letter in the mail stating that I had been chosen as a student ambassador of the United States to travel to Australia in the summer of 2007.  This letter had put a giant grin on my face and had me curious for what adventures I would go on during my...

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    I was looking over the edge at a beautiful sunset, wondering what’s going on in the minds of these people.  My mind was racing, trying to figure out how a place so exquisite and impeccable on television is the complete opposite in reality.  Obviously nothing is what it really seems and deserves a...

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    My legs were on fire, the sun was so hot my shirt was glued to my back with a layer of sweat; I had already sacrificed my body to the mosquitoes and continuously itched. Why was I subjecting myself to such conditions? My family’s annual camping trip to Twin Lakes/Mono Village, California. We had...

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    Hurricane Katrina of 2005 was the third deadliest hurricane in the history of the United States. The total of 1,836 people lost their lives from the hurricane and the flooding. Living in Florida , I have witnessed the hurricane chaos. Never where I live, have I seen a hurricane cause severe damage...

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    After checking through the airport, acquiring a vehicle, and checking into our hotel, we spent a nice afternoon and a relaxing evening in the pool areas. The instant we stepped into our room (my brother and I shared one) my brother instantly turned the thermostat to the lowest air-conditioning...

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      My summer in Germany has forever stamped an impression on my life. During the course of my trip I had a variety of experiences; all of which have aided me in my growth as a person. I made lifelong friends who accompanied me in that adventure.       During the month of June a group of high school...

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    As I stared out the window at 4:00a.m., anticipation was growing.  All I could think about was the beautiful mountains of Colorado that I had ogled over the summer before during a field biology class.  The beautiful nature had overwhelmed and inspired me.  It changed both my life and my planned...

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