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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 Playing Games with Child

Saving Face

Published by Max St. George, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
When first arriving to Zhongdian I was hesitant to communicate with the townspeople in any way because I did not…
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ACE in South Africa Group at the top of Table Mountain

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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ACE Coaches After A Cake Fight

Windows

Published by Alan Ko, Duke Men’s Fencing
“Where are you from?” Haley and I asked this age-old question to both our 8th and 9th graders during one…
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Aerial View of Gordon's Bay

The Rainbow Nation

Published by Araad Fisher, Duke Men's Wrestling
When I first arrived in South Africa, my perception of this nation was built from a combination of school classes…
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Orange Team Bonding

Broken Expectations

Published by Jonathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
When people asked me what I was doing this summer, I would tell them that I was to do a…
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ACE Student-Athletes at a Park

Where Are You Going?

Published by Colt Sessions, Duke Track & Field
I am waiting for my plane ride home, and I can’t help but watch the people passing by. I see…
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ACE Student-Athletes Shooting Hoops Outside

A Gift Bigger than Words

Published by TC Christensen, Duke Women's Rowing
I love sports, which probably isn't at all surprising. I'm a college athlete and choose to spend hours of each…
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