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    As I approach my senior year, the college search before me often seems daunting. Good thing I have my family with me. Yes, I dared to do what most teenagers would never dare to do: I asked my parents for help. Their help materialized in the form of a four day long college 'shopping' expedition....

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    Me and my liver flavored bone were minding our own business, when I realized  something was different. The trash cans were covered and the doors sealed tight. Suddenly, I knew: we were traveling.I raced to the car and settled into my favorite spot. I was excited!     Finally, the kids started...

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    Sometimes water is thicker than blood. Sometimes the lines between families and friends can be blurred into something beautiful. Sometimes it is not just about a day at the beach, but what came of the moments shared between people. This is the story about my second family. This account begins...

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    "Hey Chicago, what do you say?  The Cubs are going to win today!  Go, Cubs, go!" Now, as I am reading this to myself, I am thinking two words, Youth Works.   Numerous memories came to mind.  Chicago, Illinois, kids, youth, helping hands, and support.  Yes, I know Chicago is not what people would...

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    I visited India the summer before my sophomore year in high school.  I was only 15 at the time ,and I was traveling alone.  I was a bit scared to be traveling internationally by myself but I was even more thrilled about the adventures that awaited me.  While I was there I experienced what it would...

    Tags: Africa
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      Vacations tend to open our eyes to the world around us. Everywhere we go we are exposed to new people, cultures and ideas. No matter where you are in the world, however, there is one thing that remains a constant: poverty. Unfortunately, though traveling can give us the best insight of what is...

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    Amusement parks, fancy hotels, beautiful resorts - these are the places I like to visit. Everything is provided for me, and I can just go around doing what I want. So when my parents said that we should go camping in Yellowstone National Park, my immediate response was no, No, and NO. I did not...

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        On December 26th 2004, the Indian Ocean was hit by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake. While the quake generated a global tsunami that struck the coasts of many bordering landmasses, Indonesia was hit the hardest. In 2007, my family planned a trip to Bali, an island in Indonesia, where we were going...

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                  It was a crisp and cold December evening. Luckily there was not a cloud in the sky. My friend and I were going on an exciting adventure into the unknown. He had bought us tickets to go see the musical Chicago in Boston. Neither of us had driven to Boston by ourselves before so it was...

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    China is a land both familiar and yet mysterious to me. It is the country of my ancestors, of those people whose footsteps have vanished from the earth and yet whose souls still live on in the hearts of their descendents. On the outside, I am, in every aspect, a full-blooded Chinese: the almond-...

    Tags: Asia

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