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A Summer of Scuba

Imagine that you’re in the ocean, effortlessly floating in the softly undulating waves, hearing nothing but each and every one of your own, deep breaths, loudly but with rhythm, like a metronome in a...

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Harvard University: A Connection to Knowledge

As I entered this grand institution, her gates drew me into the secrets of knowledge she held within… The university, perhaps the greatest institution to ever exist—a standing testament to human...

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Escapism

0. Introduction. You have begun thinking about college. Really, you should have done it much earlier. Half your friends planned to attend Yale at the ripe age of nine, when you didn’t even know what...

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The bunkhouse at Whitewater Challengers Camp
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A Night at the Shack

Last July, my Mother, Grandmother, and Aunty Tracey had excitedly made plans to sleep in a log cabin before rafting down the Lehigh River along the lofty peaks of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. For...

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Niagara: A Trancendental Experience

Awe. The sense of being in the presence of forces far beyond our comprehension and control. The sudden clarity of knowing that no matter how powerful we become, there are some things in this world that...

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A Leap Into the Past

The bitter wind cut into the sizable group of Floridians that huddled in the city center platz of the medieval city of Rothenburg, Germany. Snowballs soared through the air like cannonballs and smoke escaped...

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A Natural Revelation

A short year ago, a city of great feats stood before me as my feet lifted from the grey steps of the airplane’s rickety ladder, and landed on the concrete below me. This tentative step marked the first...

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From Ten to Twenty – Lessons learned Ecuador

As our large bus wheeled up the narrow path along Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, I was distracted from the likelihood of death by the breathtaking view. Flowers I’ve never seen before, livestock, and people...

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Discovering the Natural World in Norway

My sister Hanna and I sprinted down the dirt path, with our parents lagging behind. Ahead of us was one of the many stunning mountains that line Norway’s fjords. Waterfalls spewed from its cliffs. At...

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Bear-ly Up the Mountain

The trail, meandering below the canopy as hardly a trickle of dust, seemed nondescript. We stood at the edge of its start, our backpacks hanging from our sweaty backs as mosquitos buzzed our ears. “Ten...

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