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  • Sweat poured off Patrick Henry's face as he stood in the hot, 85-degree heat, speaking passionately on how he felt about what had just occurred in this town. The hope of rain that we'd had a few minutes before had been snatched away, and the sun was beating down on us once more. It was May, 1774,...

  • From September 13, 2008 until June 28, 2009 I was a part of a foreign exchange program called the Aspect Foundation. For the ten-month duration of my junior year of high school, I was welcomed into a family of four from the small pueblo of La Almunia de Doña Godina (Zaragoza), Spain. While there I...

    Tags: Europe
  • Travelling with your family is not always easy especially when you consist of two adults and three grown teenagers who barely squeeze into the back seat of a car. Being the youngest, I always got bribed – and later forced – to sit in the middle section car dealerships claim is a seat which in my...

  •   The best trip I have ever taken in my life was to Europe. I spent 3 days in Spain after my freshman year of high school. My Spanish teacher organized the trip through EF Tours. I will never in my life forget the things I saw and learned while I was there. We went from Columbus to Chicago to...

    Tags: Europe
  • Thursday, July 7 Tonight we begin our long journey to Arusha, Tanzania. We are leaving out of Newark and flying to Frankfurt, Germany. Then we head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will catch one last flight to Kilimanjaro. I believe going there takes about 20 hours (including layovers). I have 3 of...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • With the smiling yellow parachute above my best friend, Rachel, and I; we began to lift off the boat, and as the boat got smaller we began to see the world in a different outlook.  June 5, 2010 Rachel, her stepmother, Tammy, and I got into Tammy’s bright yellow mustang and set off on the two hour...

  • Today, many people have become lazy and materialistic. Back then, people had to work for everything they had and now it's like everything is just handed to people who give little effort when there are people who work harder, but get less. In America, we take the little things for granted, like the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I flip patties on one side and he drops fries in oil on the other side. Our heads turn toward the screen monitoring the orders. We share the hot kitchen at Sonic on Mondays; we share the ball on the court on Tuesdays. We joke about the human brain in Sociology class on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We...

    Tags: Africa
  • In June of 2009, I went on a trip to Greece with my honors English teacher, and a group of other students. The idea of the trip was to see all of the places we had read about while studying ancient Greece. You can imagine the many humorous moments this trip provided, what with twenty or so...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •   The car door was hurled open. Gingerly, I guided my foot from the passenger seat, to the black pavement below. I paused for a moment, aware that once my foot came in contact with the ground below, I would be unable to ever stray from the University. Upon stepping out onto the blacktop, a...

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