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Living within the United States has many benefits considering the freedoms that all Americans hold true. However, many Americans live their lives in the same place until they graduate college. I have been lucky enough to travel out of the country. I have visited countries such as South Africa,...Tags:
Community service has always played an important role in my life. From an early age, I have been dedicated to helping those in need. I volunteered at a preschool, a warehouse where food was being packaged for children worldwide, and many other places. I was raised with an understanding that it is...Tags:
Why should you visit Hudson, Massachusetts? Why shouldn't you visit? With a population of approximately 20,000 people, Hudson still feels like a small New England town. The multi-story brick buildings at Wood Square encircle the rotary and plaza in the center of town, capturing a moment in time,...Tags:
As summer rolled around the annually family vacation arose. Now being in a family of all young adults thinking that those years are the “prime years”, we all felt somewhat embarrassed to go out and hang out with each other. As we sat in the car waiting for my dad to get in pondering on when will...Tags:
So -- you want to come to Canton, Ohio? My hometown. Umm, you could… This is a good summary of the conversation that happens when a friend comes to the area. You can usually chalk it up to the fact that at first glance Canton only appeals to two types of people: football fans and American history...Tags:
When I boarded the plane to go to the Stanford Invitational, I figured I would have fun, race, and come home. I never figured on learning something about myself in the process, but the trip turned into much more than a race for me. It turned into a valuable experience. ...Tags:
As the plane began it’s decent, the pilot announced for everyone to buckle his or her seatbelts. I peered out of the window and tried to scope out the Galapagos Islands. Though the sun was causing a huge glare making it nearly impossible to see, everyone tried to get a glance before we landed....Tags:
In October 2011, I was excused from my AP courses for three weeks to accompany my grandmother to Thailand to receive follow-up treatment for her uterary cancer. We drove to the LAX, flew to Taipei, Taiwan, and landed in Bangkok, where I had witnessed a life-changing experience. I walked out of...Tags:
I went to India over winter break this year for almost a month-- that's one twelfth of a year which is an extremely long time if you think about it! Other than it being the most relaxing vacation of my life, India did more for me than anything or anyone has ever done for me before. Most of...Tags:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Home of liberty, town of independence, and city of brotherly love. Not my idea of a fun trip, especially when it is with the school marching band. Two years before, the band got to go to New York City to march in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and be on television! ...Tags: