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  • My dance camp experience was nothing like Lindsey Lohan's in the movie The Parent Trap but I did find my long lost "twin" and the man of my dreams. I had begged my mom for months to help support my funds for dance camp and the nagging finally paid off. Off to Western Carolina University in the...

  • Imagine sitting at home with nothing to do in the middle of your summer break. Imagine sitting there and listening to all of your favorite bands Now imagine sitting there, listening to recordings of your favorite bands when you know that all of them are just a few hours away, live, playing the...

  • When I was in the tenth grade a selected few students in my class took a trip to the historical Civil War battle site: Gettysburg. I was 15 at the time, and we stayed at Farnsworth House Inn with three girls of the same age, and two teachers rooming next to us with a connecting door. We stayed for...

  • I was born in cold, icy, dreary New York. This was especially the case on my birthday, December 29th, 1996. From birth to 12 years of age, I lived in New York. I guess you can say that since I lived in the north for 12 years, that I'm an average northerner who doesn't know the difference between...

  • It was about mid December of 2007,it was a very cold day, but sunny. I went on a family trip with my boyfriends’ family. This meant so much to me because my family never goes on family trips, so spending time with another family that it’s not mine was like warmth in my heart. We rode up in a van...

  • It was November. Where I lived, the trees were letting their last fallow-gold leaves fall softly to the ground and the world was growing quiet after the excitement of summer. Winter was coming. My week had been quite uneventful, but while the world was settling in my area for some rest, I was...

  • The Trip        On June 21st 2011, I embarked on a month-long vacation back to my home state of Connecticut, as well as my first visit to the town of Cape Cod. The night before, I had been so excited that I barely slept. The plane rides to Bradley International Airport were agonizingly long...

  • I wish you were my sister,” said Emily. I have been a counselor at W. Alton Jones Campus for three years, but never has a child left such an impact on me before. Kids come and go every year, and I of course develop an emotional attachment to almost all of them. Time, however, passes and when they...

  • In today's increasing globalized world of cell phones and laptops, it's sometimes hard to remember to keep the simple joys of life in perspective. As a busy student in a ferociously competitive high school with a massive load of homework and commitments burdening me, I found myself caught in this...

  • On August 5, 2011, my family embarked on an adventure. Our adventure would take us to five continents, 16 countries, and countless cities and towns all over the world. We spat in the face of normal as we packed our lives into huge hiking packs and skipped town for a year, ready to take on...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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