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  • superbowl_winner_graphic

    Many others may find it boring and time-consuming to see someone try to hit a small white ball being thrown at him at 90+ MPH. I don’t. Since 1996, when the Yankees won the World Series, baseball has pretty much been in my blood. I remember staying up past 2 AM to watch the celebrations on TV (...

  • UGANDA_226

                   My sohmore year in high school I joined a homeroom called Watumishi. Our projects focused on the issues in Uganda, such as poverty, clean water, proper food storage and cooking, the education of children and adults.   During the school year we organized a trip to Uganda that would...

    Tags: Africa
  • IMG_0552

    When American teenagers imagine their perfect summer, they usually incorporate, waking up at odd hours of the afternoon, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and mostly doing nothing. However, this is not the type of vision that I have, someone who needs to be constantly occupied and...

  • CostaRica

                As the gates covered in barbed wire opened with a loud creak, I remember thinking that this was not what I had signed up for. I had a short sense of panic when I realized the bus was pulling away from the house to drop each student into his or her own state of isolation. Hastily putting...

  • 100_0083

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  • nashville

    To Nashville (The Long Way)   From December 30th, 2007, to January 7th, 2008, I went on a road trip with two of my close friends, Syd and Dan. They came from Dallastown, Pennsylvania to pick me up in Pasadena, Maryland. We proceeded to drive out west to Elmwood, Illinois, and then down south to...

  • takadabrothersrevisitcamp2010

    Another spring break, another family trip, another national historic site. Getting myself organized for the three-day trip was a minor struggle. Is Colorado still cold in April?  How many jeans should I bring?  Coat or light jacket?  Then it hit me.   When my Ojiisan  made this same trip at the...

  • Adult Turtle_0

    It was a very early morning in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, a modern community of resorts and upscale residences. I was up early. It was, after all, my first morning in beautiful Nuevo, away from dreary weather of late December in Indiana.  The beach was almost deserted. The old man with gray bushy...

  • 001

    Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote that, “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” People say all they look for in life is to be happy and sometimes you find it unexpectedly. I’ve had many adventures in...

    Tags: Asia
  • 080903-Vietnam_City_Street_Scene-02

                 About two summers ago, my mom and I had to fly to Vietnam. This wasn't for fun or for relaxation, it was to visit my grandmother. She is now over 90 years old. Even though this wasn't my first visit to Vietnam, it meant so much to me to see my grandmother. This trip taught me the...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage

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