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May 17, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The German Welfare State Pt. 2

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Opinion In America, every now and again you still come across a far right conservative who advocates for a laissez faire economy and the end to government welfare programs. However, most people have come to realize the importance of providing some amount of welfare; unless you are talking to Ron Swanson, that is. (By the […]

May 17, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The German Welfare State Pt. 1

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Welfare is one the great debates of modern American politics. Those who lean toward the left tend to advocate for more expansive and encompassing government welfare systems which the poverty-stricken masses can live off of. More conservative folks would argue for fewer government handouts and would more than likely make a reference to Social Darwinism. […]

April 26, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Manners

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Prior to leaving for this semester abroad, I was granted innumerable departing well-wishes and reminders. “Have a beer for me!” “Don’t bother coming back!” “Stay safe!” “Make good decisions!” “Remember, God is watching!” You can imagine who said those last few. However, by far the most common send-off was, “Have fun, it will go by […]

April 6, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The Environment Part 1

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Hey guys, congratulations, we’ve finally done it! As of a few days ago, we have officially made Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, a tepid 63.5°F (17.5°C). This is just one more example of human resiliency. From 1901 to 1904, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led the Discovery Expedition, the first official exploration of Antarctica. When […]

March 29, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Transportation

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Transportation is the backbone of any society. Cars bring people to work, buses haul kids to school, trucks spread goods across the country, trains pull miles of containers from coast to coast. America’s institutions would not exist if we did not have fast, reliable means of transportation. However, for six decades America has neglected to […]

March 15, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Fashion

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A few days ago, I decided, I need a haircut. This seemed like an easy enough proposition, and yet I was shaking in my boots. Well, I’m actually wearing hiking shoes which, by the way, are great for these uneven cobblestone streets. Although many Germans, particularly young adults, speak fluent English, local businesses like barbershops […]

March 25, 2014

Not a Lazy Semester

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When I tell people that I’m studying abroad they think that this is a lazy semester, a semester of less difficult and fewer classes. Lafayette does a good job with sending engineers abroad so we don’t get behind in classes or have to pile up classes before hand. I did have to organize my schedule […]

March 10, 2014

Jacobs University

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Good morning, Lafayette! I wasn’t sure how to start this blog because I’m not starting from the beginning. I know I posted about my weekend in the last one but in this post I’ll just introduce where we are studying and living. The university is called Jacobs (pronounced yacobs) University, located in Bremen, Germany.  It […]

March 8, 2014

Bremen Parliament and Beck’s Brewery

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Guten tag from Bremen, Germany! This is my first post for the Lafayette blog so I am trying to work the website. For some reason when I started typing the words wouldn’t appear but it said I had typed four words… but it’s okay, I’ve got a visual now! This is actually the second weekend […]

March 12, 2012

Berlin!

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Berlin. A city of crucial significance in modern history. Perhaps it’s because of the fact that China has been striving for reunification ever since WWII, just like Germany. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I love international politics. In any case, I have always had a strong desire to visit Berlin. A week ago, […]