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My First Flight
Robin Bates
Carleton College
“Northwest, this is La Crosse Tower. Hold-short runway three-one for Cessna on final.”
Knowing that I had personally delayed a plane full of commercial passengers on my sixteenth birthday was not what I had in mind for my first solo flight….

Modesty. Simplicity. Practicality.
Anonymous
Carleton College
I could not understand. There was no sign of trash on the streets. There was no trace of graffiti on the benches or walls. Everything was impeccably clean and simple in the middle of Stockholm, Sweden, with its 780,000 inhabitants. It is still a…

Oma and Mamaw
Anonymous
Carleton College
Komm Herr Jesus,? she invokes, sei du unser Gast, und segne, was du uns bescheret hast. Amen,? and we all join in on the cross. Vater, Sohn, und Heiliger Geist. Amen.?
I always fumbled the words.
My grandmother would lift her head and throw a…

Scarf Girl
Anonymous
Carleton College
It was my first day of high school- a public high school in Chicago. As I pushed past the sea of people bustling past me to get to my classroom, I felt like a buoy being tossed back and forth by the high tide. Three months prior, I graduated from…



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