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Staying Present

Published by Addie Stonecipher, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Going into my ACE experience this summer, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I was excited to interact with…
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The Importance of Community

Published by Jillian Wolgemuth, Duke Women's Field Hockey
Community often disguises itself until we are no longer surrounded by it. Personally, I didn't realize how much I depended…
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Video: “ACE Vietnam 2018”

Published by Sophia Solé, Stanford Women's Sailing
The three weeks I spent in Vietnam were some of the “best days of my life.” I’m so fortunate to…
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Reflections Through Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track & Field
On most weekday mornings—barring downpour or exhaustion—Mitch, Jillian and I wake up at 4:45am and are out the door at…
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From FaceTime to Friends

Published by Josh Owsiany, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving and Kaylie Mings, Stanford Field Hockey
Josh The first time I met Kaylie was over a FaceTime when the Duke students were paired up with Stanford…
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Jake and Eoin, with a child on Jake's shoulders

Novelty Embedded Within a Familiar Routine

Published by Jake Koffman, Stanford Men's Track and Field and Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
Jake and Eoin As Jake and I sit here brainstorming what we could possibly write about, we could not help…
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ACE Student-Athletes with a Class of Campers

Somber Ends and New Beginnings

Published by Johnathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
I have never wanted to miss a flight before, until the return trip from ACE. It is hard to put…
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ACE Student-Athlete and Child Playing Together on Competition Day

March Madness in Vietnam

Published by Kevin Gehsmann, Duke Football
The most humbling moment for me was watching the kids love to play basketball. We started coaching from the ground…
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Competition Day

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Returning home from Vietnam is honestly a bit daunting to think about. After seeing and feeling so many things, going…
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