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Molly Sprayregen
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Molly Sprayregen is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Why I Travel

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 11:52 AM

A few summers ago, my family took a trip to Africa. We kissed giraffes in Kenya, hiked into Rwanda's dense rainforest to see the mountain gorillas, and followed the migration through Tanzania's Serengeti. In those seventeen days, I fell in love with Africa, both the areas populated by wildlife and...

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How Idina Menzel's Portrayal of Frozen's Elsa Finally Set Wicked's Elphaba Free

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Before Queen Elsa's blizzard tore through Arendelle, the voice behind the icy blonde tore through Oz's Western sky. I was 12 years old the first time I experienced Idina Menzel's powerhouse voice. I sat speechless inside New York City's Gershwin Theater, bewitched by a green-skinned woman I had never heard...

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Why Everyone Should See The Lego Movie

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 11:43 AM

I reluctantly joined my friends to see The Lego Movie in New York City a few days ago, assuming it would be the equivalent of watching the Lego battles my little brother used to have with his friends. By the time it ended, I not only wanted to see it...

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A Truly Inspiring School in Colorado

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 12:59 PM

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When my friend told me about the school she works at in Gunnison, Colorado -- that parents cry because it's so amazing and that people show up to volunteer and can never seem to leave -- I didn't understand. I didn't understand how...
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Reflections on College: The Myths, the Mistakes and the Magic

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 6:25 PM

You will arrive at your first day of college, shoe organizers and PBTeen storage drawers in hand, and you will think, this is it, this is my time. You will think how everything from this moment on will be nothing but remarkable. You will party and study and dance and...

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Staring at Skulls For Far Too Long

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 2:36 PM

There are no dogs in Rwanda. I noticed it our very first day, during my family's drive through Kigali's urban sprawl into the impoverished villages of the Virunga Mountains. Not one scavenging mutt drinking from murky puddles on the side of the road; not one whimpering puppy nestled in a...

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