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  • This summer, I went on vacation to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, with my mom’s side of the family.  Including my grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins, there were 27 people in all, ranging from age 12 to 76.  With that many people, we rented a large beach house that could hold us all.  With...

  • "Wow, that looks like a scene from Under the Tuscan Sun!" I heard a teenage girl shriek. I was sleeping, although doing so quite unsuccessfully. I turned around in my seat to look out the giant window of our bus to see the most gorgeous sight my young eyes had ever seen: the Amalfi Coast of Italy....

    Tags: Europe
  • I did not realize that when I signed up for my AP Environmental class it was going to change my families’ whole view of the world I live in. Not just because we learn how the technologies that we are creating are causing pollution, or that the CFC's of the "old" refrigerators and microwaves that...

  • On May 5, 2007, The Norwegian Pearl left the dock in Seattle, Washington for a seven day journey to Alaska. The Hintz family, plus an extended family member, boarded the ship and explored it to every corner. The first day was a day at sea and many things were to be seen on the boat. There was...

  • Live Music Capital of the World   A great place everybody should visit is Austin, Texas. Why? Well, I’m from Austin, Texas which has a rich history that starts in December 7, 1839 when the city was founded.  Austin is the capital city of Texas, which was originally to be located in Houston,...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  •   I am an immigrant in my own country.  Although born in the United States, I did not speak a word of English until age five.  This greatly upset my American grandmother who could not even speak to her first grandson.  My parents, however, wanted me to be truly bilingual, so they enforced a...

  • I watched helplessly as my father continued to make a fool of himself. "You sure you don't want any help?" I asked. He grumbled as he reached for the bag of stakes. "I don't think-" "I know what I'm doing Zach, I've been doing this for forty years!" He barked. I sighed and crossed my arms. I stared...

  • The following poem is based on a hike on a summer family vacation during which we were caught in a snowstorm on Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park.  We took the Mount Washburn Trail to the peak of over 10,000 feet, and once we reached the top what had been a small yet surprising flurry...

  • There are things a person learns when they find them self in a wheelchair.  For instance, how water fountains are never user-friendly, and how to adjust to being eye-level with something no one wants to see. However; in most cases, people in chairs have to learn how to travel. Whether it be...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Soccer is a big deal in Germany, the national pastime.  And although I knew this before I spent three weeks in Tübingen, Germany, as part of a German-American Partnership Program exchange, I didn’t understand the full scope of soccer in Germany until one special evening.          During my stay...

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