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What I’ve Learned From Taking Public Transportation

Standing shoulder to shoulder, smushed together like sardines on a silver bullet that travels 55 mph from either end of the city, a “whoosh” falls upon your ears. The doors open and a school of passengers part the sea of those waiting to board. As you funnel out unto the boarding platform, the strong, unmistakable scent of urine wafts through your nostrils.

Ah, good ol’ public transportation. It may not be the cleanest or most consistent way to get from point A to B, but it has taught me what it means to be free.

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What I’ve Learned From Hiking and Gardening

Hiking and gardening are two hobbies of mine that are separate, but deeply intertwined. The way soil slides through the spaces between my fingers, the pride I feel when the first blooms on a new plant appears, and the joy to be had hiking through the woods on a cool, summer afternoon has given me a newfound appreciation for all life on our planet.

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Hiking Through Bushkill Falls

Hailed as “the Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is a scenic attraction featuring eight waterfalls, which can be seen from trails at four different skill levels.

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Living on Vacation: Making the Most of Home During Summer Break

Year after year, us students find ourselves tasked with the ultimate challenge: cramming as much as possible into an ephemeral, three month break – whether it’s roadtripping, shopping, spending time with loved ones, or working your tusche off to keep you afloat next semester.

Naturally, this newfound, brief period of free time leaves everyone craving adventure – but alas, life happens. As tempting as it is to travel, that isn’t always practical.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t live like you’re on vacation without breaking the bank by staying abroad.

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