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  •                                                           Enthralled in the City       This year has not been easy for me.  My parents got separated, and I fell into a state of depression.  This year, however, also contained the best week of my life.  My mother and I finally saved up enough money...

  •  A year ago, I went on a missions trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. At first, when the trip was announced, I didn’t really want to go. I had never been out of the country before, and for some reason, I just didn’t feel comfortable with the whole idea. Looking back, I don’t really know why I considered...

  •                                            Wagon Wheels cross the Atlantic Jamie Wagenhoffer   You’re wondering how wagon wheels crossed the Atlantic; it’s not quite what you think. I, Jamie Wagenhoffer, nicknamed by many as “wagon wheels”, traveled last year across the Atlantic on a family cruise...

  • On a breezy summer night last July, I shouted to my family, “Hurry up or we’re never going to reach the top; only fourteen thousand more feet to go!” We had embarked on our lengthy hike up a mountain. The adventure started at about one thirty in the morning. We walked like zombies as we awoke from...

  • I’ve never really been a nature walker, but after travelling to New York I have recognized the beauty and wonder of nature in its simplest and grandest forms.  With my family, I visited Cooperstown, New York, also known as the “baseball dreams park”.  This town is unlike any that I have ever been...

  • Teenagers are spiteful little things, to be sure. Trust me, I know. We adore seeing our parents go through trouble after all they put us through. That's why, on one extremely hot day, I was grinning maliciously at my dad. One half expected me to grow a pair of horns and a tail. Now, why was I...

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  •            I was at Logan Airport saying goodbye to my parents. I made my way into the terminal, turned in my luggage, breezed through security and began searching for gate 62. I walked through a maze of people before I saw the sea of blue shirts standing at my gate. They were in a corner, the...

  • This is just like India,” I said to one of my fellow students as we waited for our bus. Wild dogs scampered in the streets while drowsy cats slept draped over rundown steps.  The realization that you are entering a new, destitute world where people live very different lives than your own dawns...

  • We planned the trip for two months. Our mission: to go into the small, remote country of Estonia and have the greatest time of our lives while changing the lives of others. It would be a ten day trip that no one would soon forget. The plane ride to Denmark took approximately nine hours. While it ...

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  •                 One theoretical conversation lead to one of the best experiences of a lifetime. An annual trip between my mother and her friends was the topic of discussion around November of 2011. In the past they traveled to Chicago, Mississippi and even the Dominican Republican with New York...

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