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Who ever knew that after a tragedy can come something so incredible that can leave people speechless?My family and I experienced that 3 years ago, but we remember it like it was yesterday. This experience was a gift to us from two orgazinations called "Make a Wish" foundation and "Give Kids...Tags:
Travel. That one word brings many images to mind. Beautiful locations and amazing times, new foods and different people. But that word could also bring to mind learning experiences. The experiences that travelers go through teach them lessons and form them into the people they...Tags:
A slight flutter in the corner of my eye captures my attention. I turn my head to catch a glimpse of the brilliant, shimmery blue morpho butterfly. As a butterfly enthusiast, I drink in the sight of this gossamer creature, desperately willing it not to fly away. Ecstatic about my welcoming...Tags:
Beach week is a yearly summer outing, spent with some of the most amazing people ever. It awaits me every year with extreme thrills. You can’t go wrong with a beach week. There is always plenty to keep you busy even if you’re simply simmering next to the pool or taking a snooze. The tradition of...Tags:
The days prior to arriving in Paris were full of warnings that the experience would be confusing, chaotic, and strange. It would be like landing on another planet, they said. A far cry from London and an even further cry from America. The trip under the English Channel, with nothing but darkness...Tags:
In February, I participated in the French exchange program at my high school. I had very stereotypical expectations for the trip which included hot boys and stinky cheese. The only immediate differences I noticed were that the houses were tinier than those in America, and quite cottage-like. As...Tags:
An Independent Challenge By: Sandra Campbell As far back as I can remember, I have always tried to practice being independent. I would try to mentally prepare myself to be able to form good habits, make good decisions and to become more responsible. The first time my independence has...Tags:
My mom first brought up our Germany trip in January. She described it as a "last hoorah" before I go off to college and supposedly forget all about family vacations. We had three weeks to explore and my mom had everything planned. There is no possible way I can review my entire trip in under...Tags:
I happily pulled a less-than-ideal-in-100-degree-weather black cardigan over my shoulders and gazed up 450 feet to the world famous dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Although I knew I would be sweating profusely within moments, I was still extremely excited to see the inside of the largest church on...Tags:
It was three years after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina and the director of the Wayne State Trio Upward Bound Program thought it was a good time for us to take a trip to the beautiful city of New Orleans. I have been in the Wayne State Trio Upward Bound Program since I was in the 9th grade and it...Tags: