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  • GEDC0542

    I knew it the first time I toured the college campus. After reading all the articles proclaiming Elon as America’s most beautiful campus, my dad and I drove through on a visit. The traffic ahead of us stopped beside a pond with a large fountain to allow a swan to cross the street. Not a duck, not...

  • katada1

               Missing limbs, deadly body burns, and dripping skin.  This is the trauma that I saw while on my trip to Hiroshima, Japan.  During spring break in my sophomore year I was lucky enough to be a part of a "cultural exchange" program.  Our Key Club advisor took a bunch of students from...

    Tags: Asia
  • ADAYOFABS

    Ouch.  I stubbed my toe while rushing to get my bags packed before the J&R Tours bus would arrive at 11:00 am at my high school to take us on the two-hour trip.  It was August 17, 2009, a sunny Monday my track team and I would leave to head up to Copake, NY for track camp.  I made a checklist...

  • boston_commons

    It started with a statement: “It’s cold. Let’s go back to the hotel.”  It was late afternoon and we were in Boston Commons in April.  We were wrapped in our warmest sweatshirts and three pairs of socks in 50-degree weather.  Being from sunny Southern California, where 60-degrees is near freezing...

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    I left Austin, Texas on the morning of May 28, 2011 with my mom, sister, and grandma. We made stops at Los Angeles, Tokyo, and then to our destination at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was an incredibly long flight but I could not hold in my excitement as the night lights of the city came into...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • bdh1_1

    Greasy takeout, kung-fu, and Jackie Chan are some of the stereotypes that come to mind when most people think of Chinese culture. Being of Chinese heritage, however, I have experienced the true essence of Chinese culture, especially so this past July when I visited Beidaihe, a seaside city in...

  • 100_0755

    In June 2012, I ventured on a school trip to Italy with thirteen of my fellow classmates from Haverhill High School. The 10-day trip, which was with EF Educational Tours, began in Milan and finished in Rome.  It was a long trip, with extensive bus rides and 100 degree weather, but it was...

  • Du_Fu_001

    China is a land both familiar and yet mysterious to me. It is the country of my ancestors, of those people whose footsteps have vanished from the earth and yet whose souls still live on in the hearts of their descendents. On the outside, I am, in every aspect, a full-blooded Chinese: the almond-...

    Tags: Asia
  • Boston

    As I stepped off the train and into the Back Bay Train Station in Boston, Massachusetts, my memory flashed back to when I was younger.  I took in my surroundings with awe and excitement.  It had been five and a half years since my family and I moved from Boston and this was our first time back.  We...

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    Tags: Asia

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