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Try New Things

Published by Conor Bohrer, Duke Men’s Track and Field & Cross Country
Try new things. That’s been my theme this summer, and ACE has been the driving force behind it. Coming into…
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Measuring Virtual Impact

Published by Henry Morrissey, Stanford Men’s Swimming and Diving
During our first meeting with Brenden Sing, the founder of Shark Guardian and our community partner in Thailand, he shared…
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The Power of ACE in South Africa

Published by Brandy Atuatasi, Stanford Women’s Track & Field
As I reflect back on my experience in South Africa, I get emotional thinking about my time in the township…
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Tears of Joy

Published by Valencia Xu, Stanford Women’s Tennis
As student-athletes immersed in the daily stressors of university life, we are accustomed to shedding tears of worry, grief, sadness,…
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The Simple Things

Published by Peyton St. George, Duke Softball
Wrapping up my experiences from Vietnam into one final blog post has been more difficult than I could’ve ever imagined. …
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A Welcoming Community

Published by Mike Ungvarsky, Duke Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Before the plane took off for South Africa, the one aspect I was most nervous about was the reaction we…
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A Small Impact

Published by Jazz Moreno, Duke Softball
As soon as I applied for ACE in South Africa, the only expectation I had was that I was going…
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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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