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  • Going on vacation is a hard thing for most farming families, there are chores that must be done daily, and bills that have to be paid by the work done on those sweat-of-the-brow days. Though, neighbors and relatives are trusted with the work, there is always a farmer's independent worry that...

  •   Taliesin, Welsh for 'Shining Brow' is the name that was bestowed upon Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona complex. Famed for his architecture all over America, Wright came to an area outside of Phoenix to build his next masterpiece. Not wanting to disturb the natural beauty around him, he built...

  • For our 8th grade trip at Jackson Middle School we travelled to our nation's capital in Washinton D.C. We stopped in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania along the way to see the famous battleground and cemetery where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. The trip was comfortable and relaxing since...

  • Ever since the founding of the United States, Americans have felt the need to travel west, from the intrepid explorers hoping to map the unknown to the enduring families hoping to make a living. Two years ago, I found myself among the millions of Americans who have been unable to resist the call of...

  •  As we sat on our first train of the London Underground, my cousin and I stared out the window in awe of this giant structure in front of us.  Dozens of people were riding on it and the line was long.  I was lost in the sight until my cousin screamed out, "Look!  A Ferris Wheel!"   "No, Allie, that...

    Tags: Europe
  • About two years ago while perusing through a newspaper, an ad for a program called 'Write on for Israel' caught my attention. My discovery turned out to be life altering for me as I applied and was accepted to what turned out to be a program, which not only offered me new experiences, but also...

    Tags: Africa
  • "Beep, Beep, Beep," my morning alarm screamed. Ah, that was a short night, I layed there and thought. It was a crisp and icy morning in the Willamette Valley. Oh the joys of hunting season! Getting up before the crack of dawn and driving up in the mountains before day break. My dad has always been...

  •  Since October of 2009, my summer was set. I was going to spend the month of July in New York City, taking fashion classes at FIT. It was my dream to spend weeks in New York by myself, studying fashion; it could not have been more perfect. My parents were just about to lay down the check in March,...

  •                Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags!  And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California.                We drove all the way from Arizona...

  • I have been to Chicago many times throughout my life and I didn’t think this trip would be different. It was. This time I saw the city through the anxious eyes of a new driver as I watched my Dad break all the rules my teacher had been preaching! I saw the skyline and I paid attention to the...

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