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June 20, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: 12 Things You’ll Learn While Studying Abroad in Europe

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Buzzfeed, watch your back…   #1 Elevator “Door Close” buttons actually work   You heard right, that button inside  the elevator actually closes the door! It’s revolutionary! This feature alone has left European sitcom writers short of material for years. Now you can nonchalantly block those frantic luggage-loaded people sprinting toward the lift hollering, “HOLD […]

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June 5, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Germany, A History Pt. 1

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I love history! But by now, everyone should already know that. For this reason, I am appalled that I had not already thought of spinning the tale of Germany’s history for all of you. It’s a beautifully tragic one to be sure. The German people truly have seen the brightest and darkest forms of human […]

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May 20, 2015

¡Hasta Luego España!

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My last final was on Wednesday, the 13th.  I remember feeling relieved when I turned it in as I normally do at the end of final exams – it’s a good feeling to have zero academic responsibilities after the stress of studying for finals.  However, as soon as I walked out the classroom door, it […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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May 11, 2015

Finals Week in Madrid

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I can’t believe that the semester is almost over! Finals end on the 13th, my grandparents’ plane arrives on the 14th, we’re leaving Spain on the 17th, and I’m flying home to Baltimore on the 29th. Before this semester, 18 days would have seemed like a pretty long European trip since my two previous trips […]

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May 1, 2015

So you think you can dance?

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This last week has been filled with lots of dancing.  I never really considered myself much of a dancer before coming here.  The only real dancing that I’d ever done was in the various theatrical productions I’ve been in over the years. As most of you probably know, this semester I took Latin Rhythms and […]

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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 […]

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April 24, 2015

Toubab or not

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I never thought I will be called a “toubab” in my life but I guess it depends on what one defines as a toubab. Everyone is always going to be a toubab somewhere and at some point of his or her life. Here in Senegal, a toubab is “foreigner” and it is most often attributed […]

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April 18, 2015

Spanish Bull Fight

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This past Sunday, I went to a bull fight.  Seeing as how that tail is fairly graphic and somewhat disturbing, I’ll start with lunch on Sunday to give you a chance to decide if you want to read my description.  Eight of us met at Alhambra (a restaurant near the center of Madrid) for lunch.  […]