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    Home: the place where a person lives. Sorry Webster's Dictionary but I have to disagree with you on this one. If I was following this definiton then home would just be the state of Arizona. To me home is a feeling; a feeling of familiarity and security, comfort and warmth. Throughout my 17 years of...

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    One August afternoon my mother and I were sitting on the deck in our backyard, enjoying the sun and relaxing. I was telling her about my plans to study abroad while in college, and my dreams to travel to foreign countries to learn about their culture. At one point in our discussion, my mom turned...

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    It is dark now, but I know tiny lights are scattered in a hectic array beyond the shadowy clouds. Threads of red lights and white lights race past each other in opposite directions over the highways. Skyscrapers filled with impossible aspirations reach toward the clouds. As millions of clocks tick...

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    The flash of a camera, the screaming of fans, that moment when you know you’re alone in front of millions of people and cameras…Needless to say, the lives of celebrities are hectic ones, but many of us wish we could take a walk in their shoes, and for a short while, I did. In October of 2006, I,...

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    Every year I take an eight hour journey to a place that I think is heaven on earth, Coeur d’ Alene Lake, Idaho. My family of four: my dad, mom, my little brother, and I all pile into our white GMC pickup and take the drive from Olympia to Coeur d’ Alene. We take the I-90 east, all the way across...

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    Sopping wet, wringing our clothes of pounds of rainwater, our group of nine stepped into the eclectic gift shop of the Polar Caves Park in Rumney, New Hampshire. My tennis shoes had accumulated enough water to quench the thirst of a horse and my toes were sticking to each other like they had been...

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      The Dreaded Hike               Last spring break my parents and I flew out to Arizona to visit colleges I had in mind. Part of the trip was going to be spent in the Grand Canyon, including a hike. When I say “hike” I mean a torturous descent into a vast opening in the earth that could easily...

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    I never thought that I’d become a full-time teacher while still in high school. I never knew that I would be able to touch 16 lives in two weeks. However, I have not enjoyed a more rewarding experience than Assisting Individuals with Disadvantages (AID) Summer, a program that provides for high...

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    Our OurRssdfdsssd Have you ever wanted to go to a different country, but didn’t quite know what to do or how to plan it? Planning a trip across the sea is one of the most exciting things to do. From booking hotels to finding the perfect spots to visit, you can make your vacation the best that...

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