Student Article
Trip To the Temple

As I shake the bamboo container, I try my hardest to focus, to not think about anything else at all. With my eyes closed, I keep shaking the 'chien tung' until one of the bamboo sticks finally falls out. Immediately, I pick it up, get off my knees, and rush to the stand with all the little pink slips. I quickly look for the slip with the number that matches the one on my stick. It may seem...

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My Memorable Voyage

Only a short few days ago, I was given the opportunity to partake in one of the most memorable experiences of my life. About three weeks ago, I was called into the principal's office where he explained to me the upcoming trip. To commemorate Captain Vancouver's 250th birthday, a Canadian Navy frigate was letting 24 students aboard as passengers.   12 students were to be from Vancouver...

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Junior Olympics: Minneapolis, Minnesota

It's that momentous feeling, that flow of energy like a river surging on its course at full speed sending vibrations through every fiber of your body. The instant when you can fully enjoy your success is a sensation which is hard to duplicate or define, difficult to grasp in its existential moment. I loved this feeling of winning.   To me, it was the only representation of the results...

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Student Article
Alaska

My family has always been very active with each other. We enjoy doing anything and everything we can together, perferably outside. From the time I can remember we have been going to different places all over the US for different vacations.  The most recent vacation was to Alaska. Yes, it is a bit of a travel from our home in Missouri, but it is completely worht it. Alaska offers many things...

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Stranger

'Smells like India!' someone exclaims from the back of the plane. Even the weariest passengers laugh at the veracity of the comment. We all file out of the plane, exhausted after over 24 hours of plane flights and airport waits.   Yet fatigued as I am, I prepare myself for the adventure I face ahead: maneuvering through the labyrinthine Bombay airport. It is 2:00 a.m. in Bombay,...

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Finding Freedom From Freezing

Everyone desires freedom, in one or more of its assorted shapes. Ironically, I discovered my version of freedom, arguably the foremost American ideal, during a trip to Canada. My dad awakened me one morning when the amusingly top-heavy tour bus swerved past a sign welcoming us into Banff National Park.   Armed with my happy-go-lucky mindset, I thought it was just another scenic...

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