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Expedition: More Than A Race

Picture this. You're out in the middle of nowhere. It's pouring down rain, and you're running through knee-deep mud. You and your classmates are tackling physically and mentally challenging obstacles. It looks, feels, and sounds a lot like a Marine Corps boot camp. The experience seems extreme and is something not commonly seen in a college curriculum, but that is the point.   Once a year, our Highlands College students participate in Expedition, a 10-mile obstacle course that tests students' physical endurance and mental toughness. The weekend kicked off Thursday night, where students pitched their tents on a piece of property that would serve as the base camp for the next 24 hours. With no cell phone service and deep woods...

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