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  • The trees all covered in moss watch over the wildlife that roams the moist forests. Fallen branches snap all around as they are crunched underneath the hoafs of the deer that venture through this miraculous place. I'm a Southern California resident and here there are dry forest that lack the...

  • For as long as I can remember, I’ve had anxiety and depression. My doctor told me that the depression was likely passed down to me from my abusive father, but I’ve always figured that it probably resulted from the anxiety that was induced by growing up in a strict Southern town.  Depression’s not a...

  •             My step-father has been in my life since I was 5-years-old, and I am now 18. He has been a great inspiration to me, and a wonderful father. He has taken me under his wing , and so has his family. My step-father was raised in Hawaii, and ever since we’ve meet I have always wanted to go...

  • It was the Fourth of July 2008, and I have my face squished up against the car window. My dad, brother, aunt, uncle, my two cousins, and myself are on our way to crossing the border into Canada. I rarely ever get to see my dad, my cousins, or my aunt and uncle seeing as I live in Florida and they...

  • My head is buried in my hands; I’m scared to even move a muscle. I’m thinking that I will never make it my life is over. My mom is rubbing my back saying, “Everything will be ok,” while my dad just stares at me. I hate flying it is the worst thing ever; we are flying to Las Vegas for my spring...

  • Every year at my school we have the eleventh graders take a class trip together. Last year one friend and I planned a trip to Greece. We waited with excitement the whole year for the ultimate experience. We were able to book a cheap airline ticket with Easy Jet, and we stayed in a nice hostel right...

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  • The second I took the final step out of the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop and onto the Champs-Élysées in Paris, I knew that I would fall in love with France. I never could have imagined how much of an impact a trip abroad would have on my life. Paris was the first stop on our two week tour...

    Tags: Europe
  • On Saturday mornings in Jerusalem, there are really only two sounds to hear -- silence and prayer. As I walked up the paved road of the Goldstein Youth Village to catch my 8am taxi to Tel Aviv, I heard a mixture of those sounds. Silence surrounded me, yet my head was with filled with prayer, a...

  • I stepped out of the Alexander Hotel onto the silent streets of a dimly lit Dizzengof Street as adrenaline coursed through my veins; the clock told me it was 2 AM in Tel Aviv, Israel as I climbed into a van with my family to climb the glorious Mount Masada. I was determined to climb all 1,300 ft....

  • Disney World, the place where dreams come true, allowed me to re-live my childhood for a day, and it was an experience that I will never forget.  I visited it for the first time ever with my family during the summer of 2008.  It was amazing.  Seeing the Disney characters from movies at the park...

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