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April 13, 2015

Universal Games

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When I think about universal games, I have in mind newly created video games and consoles: wii, ps3, nitendo DS, Warcraft… Anywhere around the world, if you talk about these games, people who heard about these would know what you are talking about because of globalization. I have never thought however that I would find […]

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April 11, 2015

The Advantages of Having a Visa

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Today marks the 90th day since I came to Spain.  This is significant because 90 days is the threshold on which American citizens need a visa to live in Spain.  It seems like I’ve been here a pretty long time and yet, if I flew home after my classes on Thursday, I wouldn’t have needed […]

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April 6, 2015

When in Rome

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The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus once famously stated: “No man ever steps in the same river twice.”  This was a comment on the ever-changing nature of the universe and how after even a moment has passed, things will have changed.  When you return to the river, it won’t be exactly the same.  The […]

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April 5, 2015

Is life worth more in developed nations?

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In the beginning of this semester I was asked to write  one-single spaced essay defining “Development”  for my development practicum class. As an economics major, I started going on about GDP per capita, industrialization of sectors of the economy, agriculture and so forth. My peers related to their experience in the United States and France […]

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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 […]

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March 21, 2015

Barcelona

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In case you were wondering, our picnic on Saturday was a success.  We hung out in the park, ate lunch, and played Frisbee for about three hours. However, the most exciting thing that happened this week is that my parents came to visit.  They flew into Barcelona on Thursday morning.  I took an overnight train […]

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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 […]

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March 14, 2015

Toulouse, France

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Last weekend, Lafayette took us to Toulouse, France. The bus ride was ten hours long, but we broke it up by stopping in San Sebastian – a small coastal town in the north of Spain. It was very pretty. Once we got to Toulouse, we were set off on our own to have dinner and […]

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March 12, 2015

Weekend in Dakar

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I started my weekend well. I was at one of the social centers we work with and learning embroidering, which I was pretty horrible at. One of the girls in the center whose name is Oumou taught me… I was doing it right apparently, but not really since I made it too tight.     […]

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March 6, 2015

Adventures in Africa: Morocco – Part 2

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On Sunday, we left early for the Rif Mountains.  When we had driven as far as the van could take us, we got out and then walked the rest of the way up a mountain to have lunch and a conversation with the family that lived there. The family was wonderful and our meal of […]