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This “Moment”

Published by Max Feldman, Duke Men's Soccer
One piece of advice that I was given before I left on my trip for ACE in South Africa was…
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Finding a Purpose

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track & Field
One moment. A snapshot. A humbling experience. An occasion that stuck with me. One instance that gave me a purpose.…
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Enkosi Nomzamo

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Goodbyes have never been hard for me before. I often have found myself looking to the future with excitement, eager…
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Bigger and Stronger

Published by Roman Romero, Duke Wrestling
After my first week of working with the kids my perspective has been exponentially broadened. I would not even consider…
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A Story of a New Student

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
I have to admit, the night before we took our first ride to Nomzamo I was nervous. It felt as…
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Teacher! Teacher!

Published by Kayla McCoy, Duke Women's Soccer
On our first day of work at ACJ primary school in the South African township of Nomzamo, the team of…
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The Language Hurdle

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field
It was not until about our third day on project that the language barrier became a problem. If it had…
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Lasting Impact

Published by Mickayla Hinkle, Duke Women's Swimming and Diving
Before my journey to South Africa began I had one constant question on my mind, “What kind of impact will…
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