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Every year since I was in kindergarten all the way up to 10th grade, it seems as though everyone has a story to tell about going somewhere for the summer except for me. I’ve always dreamed about it, but I never really go anywhere. I do the same thing I do every year: tell about what I did at home...Tags:
My name is Nayely Figueroa, my family doesn’t usually go out on trips, but when we do, the trips end up being really good ones. One of the trips I will never forget is the trip to Mulege Baja California Sur, Mexico with my parents and my cousin. On the way to Mulege my dad had told me that it...Tags:
As I was growing up in rural and suburban Western New York, New York City seemed to be a symbol of the things that were largely inaccessible to me in the small town where I lived – diversity, culture, and freedom. During the Spring of my junior year, I finally got the chance to see it for myself...Tags:
Who would have thought when my parents moved my family to Crawford in 1998 that my neighbors would be President Bush and Rock-n-Roll legend Ted Nugent. Both men hold a deep respect for the outdoors, hunting, guns and politics, but their contributions to society are to the extreme. As for my...Tags:
I attended the National Student Leadership Conference for Medicine and Health Care at Northwestern University in the summer of 2010. My original plan was to learn how to be a stronger leader and learn more about the field I want to pursue, medicine. While I did those things in the ten day...Tags:
Indianapolis, Indiana, is most commonly known as the Crossroads of America and famous for its Motor Speedway. However, taking a look around, there’s a lot more than just the Indy 500 in Naptown. If you like a city atmosphere, downtown Indy is a great place to visit. Directly in the center of the...Tags:
I let my forehead hit the window of our family's giant blue Suburban. I could not believe that we had sunk so low as to visit a wood-carving museum. I had gotten used to Ohio, but a woodcarving museum in Ohio was a whole new level of lameness. Growing up in the wealthy college town of Ann...Tags:
During the week of this last Thanksgiving, my family and I went to New York City! If you love being busy and being a apart of the regular hustle and bustle, then this place is definitely for you to visit. To maximize our time in New York we left the Friday before the week...Tags:
My adventure began at a moment of restlessness for the people of Bogota. On our late-night van ride from the airport, the director of LIZWAN ministries, Natanael Lizarazo (hence the LIZ-), described to our small church-group the problematic situation with the city’s mass transit. The bus drivers...Tags:
The last week of August 2005, a natural disaster struck the southern United States and impacted millions of lives. Hurricane Katrina caused grief, tragedy, and despair. But for me, it was a blessing in disguise. One of the 400,000 displaced citizens of New Orleans was 15-year-old Chelsea. Fearing...Tags: