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by Sarah Brylinsky ’09

It was difficult for me to breathe by the time I’d reached my room in Quito. Ten thousand feet above sea level, the fourth floor seemed more like the forty-fourth floor, and the backpack which had weighed under 30 pounds in Pennsylvania now weighed at least 655. In the next ten days I would hike higher...

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“Ithaca? But it’s so cold!”

I’ve heard that countless times since I chose to attend Ithaca College. Even earlier, in fact: A classmate  in my high school senior year journalism class asked me if I knew Ithaca’s four seasons. When I didn’t get the joke, he laughed and told me: rain, sleet, hail, and snow....

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A Park School student spends a challenging semester building leadership skills in the wilds of New Zealand.  by Katherine Staley ’08

It was the hardest day of my life.

After more than seven hours of hiking up New Zealand’s Rainbow Pass without stopping for food or water, we had finally...

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