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    I Survived Fright Nights

    I recently went to Fright Nights, which is a Halloween-themed fair experience, complete with rides, fair food, and haunted houses. It’s open from 7pm until midnight, and the darkness adds to the spooky atmosphere. I didn’t go to Fright Nights last year, so this year I really wanted to go to do something Halloween-ish with friends. Despite my excitement, I was a bit apprehensive, as I get scared very easily. In fact, when I went a few years ago, an actor in one of the haunted houses completely terrified me. For that reason, I wanted to start with one of the less scary houses and work my way up to…

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    The Struggle of Having Two Homes

    This weekend, I went back to my hometown to spend Thanksgiving with my parents. I go home for almost every holiday or school break, and I try to go home once a month in the summer as well. This constant back-and-forth has become my new norm. Ever since I moved to Vancouver for university, I’ve tried to go home as much as possible to see my family. It’s funny that I miss my hometown so much, because when I lived there all I wanted to do was leave. I spent my high school years dreaming of going somewhere else, of living in a big city as far away as possible…