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Percussion Ensemble trip to Austin, TX

The trip to Austin was exciting, funny, loud, emotional, and hot. After working our way to the top in Area, our Percussion Ensemble received the gold medal and the green light to advance to State....

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Living in an El Greco Painting

        My name is Mackenzie and in the summer of 2013, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain, England, and...

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Bonjour. I’m Out of My Bubble!

I always thought playing...

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An Epic Vacation to Egypt During Unrest and Crisis

On August 13th, 2013, we exited Egypt just in time to narrowly skirt the beginning of a week of violence in the streets of...

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A.M. Accomplishments in Israel

I stepped out of the Alexander Hotel onto the silent streets of a dimly lit Dizzengof Street as adrenaline coursed through my veins; the clock told me it was 2 AM in Tel Aviv,...

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The Power of People Watching

            I did a double take. Yep, my eyes did not deceive me—indeed, there waltzed a fluffy puppy wearing nothing short of a frilly, pink dress. And suddenly,...

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On Belonging

You fit into me / like a hook into an eye / a fish hook / an open eye You Fit Into Me, Margaret Atwood   Cultural immersion, the anthem of this year, played itself boldly across glossy...

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A Piece of Me in NYC

Sometime at the start of my junior year in high school, I became obsessed with the idea of living in New York in a teeny apartment filled with more art supplies than living space. Forget the fact that...

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Memories from Scotland

A trip to a foreign land never fails to leave everlasting footprints along the shores of your memories. New experiences and encounters with foreign cultures embed themselves in your memories and, without...

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Saying Goodbye

I scuff at the orange dust with my flip-flop and stare at our cinder-brick house. It’s all packed up—my life stowed in Tupperwares tied expertly to the top of our Land Rover.The whole village has come...

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