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Language: Barrier or Bond?

Published by Meible Chi, Duke Women's Tennis and Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
Izzy: "English is actually my second language. When my mom and dad immigrated to the States, they both knew that…
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Balance

Published by Brandon Kier, Stanford Wrestling and Riley Hickman, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
With camp unfortunately coming to a close today, we both came to the realization that while we had been occupying…
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“Kicking It” with the 2018 ACE in China Team

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving and Jacie Lemos, Stanford Women's Lacrosse
This summer, ACE students voted on a sports-related theme to document across all four programs.  For summer 2018, "kicks" or…
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Knock Out, Knock In: We’re in it Together

Published by Isabella Duan, Stanford Women's Lightweight Rowing
Having arrived and settled in at the Chinese Exploration and Research Society (CERS) Center around midnight on Saturday, Sunday was…
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Sport as Culture

Published by Lelia Boley, Duke Women's Rowing
The China Exploration and Research Society is an organization founded by Wong How Man, with the mission to "enrich the…
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The Big, Grey Rectangle

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
In our third week in Nomzamo, our group began doing construction at a daycare center in the local community. The…
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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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