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New People, New Dreams
Amanda Grewer
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
I think were lost,? I said to my parents as I stood on the corner of 114th Street and Broadway carrying a large bag of luggage. I stopped confused as to where I was going. I knew I was close; I could tell by the number of people wearing Columbia…

The Valley
Anonymous
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
We have a saying here in The Valley: The world will take us where we want to be. In essence, this little bit of wisdom accurately embodies the world I come from, what it has taught me, and the many ways in which it has shaped my dreams,…

The Power of Exposure
Anonymous
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Its 107 degrees and the suns hot rays are beating down on a family trekking through the busy streets of Dhaka. People, rickshaws, and goats alike are all rushing off to reach their respective destinations. As the parents of the family encourage…

Photography as an Outlet
Allison Johnston
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
A good majority of the time, a camera body and lens are strapped around my neck, waiting to capture the worlds beauty. It seems like a cliche for a teenage girl to buy a camera and assume that she is a photographer. However, I see it differently….

Hook, Line and thinker.
Dan Schwarz
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
To many, it may seem farfetched to associate the feeling of being perfectly content with a sport as salty as fishing, but not to me. The way the cork grip of a fishing rod gingerly held between my fingers instills the feeling of being so…

An escape above the clouds
Steven Becker
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Clunky boots and heavy skis dangling on either foot, I ride up the lift as the blistering cold air whips my burning face. I look up to the immense, dark gray, upstate New York sky, just in time to notice the first few snowflakes of the day…

My Hero, Nancy Drew
Melanie Kos
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
When I think of heroes in my life, there are so many options to consider: who I am most like, who I have tried to emulate, who I aspire to be. Many could and would answer their parents, an older family member, or even a standout teacher. I…



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