C.J. Skok of Valparaiso plays soccer with Brian, a boy Skok met during a visit to Buena Vista, Guatemala, as a volunteer during a visit by health care providers.
Meet Brian: A child not unlike most, he loves playing soccer and hanging out with his friends. Energetic, feisty and kind, he must have played soccer with me for five hours.
I’m awkward. Throughout high school and now as a college student, I have gone past the stage of denial and come to grip with my regretful fate. The inappropriate chuckles, the misplaced words, and the stuttering that often encompasses my daily speech plague me to the point of insanity.
A family of four silently sits in the whitewashed walls of a hospital waiting room. Everything about them would provide the quintessential American family: middle class, good kids and living a comfortable life by honest means.
Every four years a, magical time envelops the United States, where freedom of expression frolics throughout the fields of liberty and truth.
With one fell swoop of a tassel, another class of young men and women enter into not only the rest of their lives, but also the beginning of a great journey. No, not college graduates, but rather high school graduates. A time full of blossoming ambition, the seeds of success cultivated for s…
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Life is thriving, feeling, cultivating. All these things constitute how life can grow and develop to unprecedented heights. Where one will go, what one will do, and who one will meet really all depends upon the choices one makes.
C.J. Skok, of Valparaiso, is a freshman at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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