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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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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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The Part that is Nomzamo

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
Nomzamo is a township 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Nomzamo originally…
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Lessons for a Lifetime

Published by Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track and Field
As I sit on the plane leaving Cape Town and Gordon’s Bay, I’m fighting back tears. Tears of sadness that…
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Culture and Perspective

Published by Maya Jackson, Stanford Women’s Softball, and Christine Streisel, Duke Women's Track & Field
The past week’s reflections and activities focused on cultural diversity and the history of the townships and South Africa. On…
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ACE in Nomzamo

Published by Logan Karam, Stanford Women's Soccer
"Molo, ngubani igama lakho?" (hello, what is your name?) screamed with such enthusiasm that it rang loudly in my ears!…
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A Run to Remember

Published by Julia DiTosto, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
Running sprints isn’t exactly my favorite activity. Come to think of it, it’s not even in my top ten. Ironically,…
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Finally Feeling at Home

Published by Oliver Spring, Duke Men's Soccer
It has been almost three weeks exactly since our plane landed in this foreign continent, country, and city. Some of…
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