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Discovering the Roots of My Personality

In Memoriam On August 19, 1692, Martha Carrier of Andover was hung as witch in Salem, Massachusetts. She is one of the witches about whom many people know nothing. To me, she is the most interesting...

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An Unexpected Opportunity

Nigel no Monogatari (The Story of Nigel) On the humid evening of August...

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N.O.L.A. and Me

The last week of August 2005, a natural disaster struck the southern United States and impacted millions of lives. Hurricane Katrina caused grief, tragedy, and despair. But for me, it was a blessing in...

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7,000 Miles Away But Right Next Door: My Trip to Beijing

Orange, blue, red, yellow signs touting the taxi cabs, the restaurants, the money changing stations lined the airport terminal. The air, an acrid, foreign aroma filling my lungs, left me with an indecipherable...

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A Climb Up Mount Tai During Our Summer Vacation in China

The eighteen flights of precipitous, stone steps soar upwards, a 5000-foot ladder into the clouds. On overcast days the effect is eerie: just yards ahead, the path is hidden in swirling mist. There is...

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Amazon

Yeah, sure I'm in IB Biology and my mom is a conservation biologist, but I'm not quite the rainforest type. As a seventeen year old, I prefer our nocturnal sleeping schedules as opposed to the early jungle...

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Auschwitz

By the time November comes around in school, the band room is buzzing with rumors of what the next band trip will be. Last year, countries like China, Italy, and Spain were coming out of the mouths of...

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Yup, I Brought My Calculator

There's no way around it. I'm a math nerd. It was the night before my first trip out of the United States, to the distant land of Egypt.  I was soon to discover a realm of striking poverty, ancient architecture,...

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Travels in France: Immersion

The moment I stepped out of the terminal of the Charles-de Gaulle airport, a great wave -- no, a tsunami - of unfamiliar words crashed upon me. It scattered my senses and left me floundering, my confidence...

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Unbreakable in New Orleans

My mother collects Christmas ornaments. She buys them everywhere we go. Every vacation, road trip, journey -- each place we visit becomes a decoration to hang proudly on our tree. The ornaments hold the...

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