Students

  • Recently, I was given the opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to Orlando, FL for the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference with 12 of my classmates and my advisor. (http://www.nlc2011.com/nlc2011/) This was a great opportunity because not only was I allowed...

  • The slight chill was still making its way through and the sun had not yet made its arrival. However, a shade of orange was crawling through the sky.  Shopkeepers were starting to prepare for a new day. Bright colors of clothing were appearing on the racks and the jewelry was patiently waiting for...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •      I stood amidst an ocean of black hair and matching dark blue kendo robes, and I could not help but think to myself, “They wouldn’t know diversity even if it was covered in rice and wrapped in seaweed”. There I stood in unknown territory, wearing bright colored clothes that contrasted with our...

    Tags: Asia
  • When it comes to religion, everyone believes something. Weather it is that there is no god, there are many gods, or there is only one god. Although I am a Christian, i used to often wonder why there are so many other beliefs and religions. It made me think that maybe, my religion was all wrong...

  •   People stalked by in droves as we stood there, two very unhappy teenagers and three exhausted adults. My uncle and aunt, at eighty years young stood on the edge of the sidewalk, trying desperately to hail a cab. Nothing compared to walking around New York City; even the air smelled unique....

  • The day was hot. So hot in fact, that it redefined my definition of the word. Wiping away a bead of sweat that was threatening to fall from the tip of my nose, I tried to force the latex gloves over my fingers. With my hair pulled back into a tight bun and no makeup in sight, I wished for the...

  • Comprising one-seventh of the world's greatest wonders, the Grand Canyon offers tourists grandiose views, blistering temperatures, and precipitous drops. For years, my mother's desire was to visit this humongous hole, and the summer of 2006 summoned. Obsessively, my mother forced us, the non Grand...

  • Say “island,” and a glittering shoreline blooms in my mind. Ribbons of ocean water lap the edges of my vision, and I wiggle my toes in anticipation. Imagine my surprise, then, when our trip itinerary scheduled our first stop at the beach four whole days after our weeklong tour of the Puerto Rican...

  • In a tiny village called Istiaia on the island of Evvia in Greece, I came to accept the reality of me.My mother spent the first eighteen years of her life trapped in that village, forever under the watchful eyes of a small town, before she found her way to Ohio. She's been trying to get back home...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Never before have I been in a town with less than five-hundred people: two gas stations, two bars, and a Subway; accompanied by a mom and pop store and a hunting surplus which carried products to hunt and kill the wild animals whom are ever-present throughout this barren land with rolling hills and...

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