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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.  […]

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April 17, 2015

Step Back

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I made my way down the steps, past Oechsle, past the statue of the leopard. From up here I could here the throbbing bass, the far off sounds that always accompany approaching a crowd. This is a sounds that instills a sense of exhilaration in most anyone. Those sounds could mean anything, the night hasn’t yet begun, but […]

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April 13, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The Environment Part 2

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As I discussed in the first part of this environmental comparison overview (found here), a reformation of electrical energy production is, at this point, overdue, and the strides made in renewable energy by the Germans should be used as guidance. There are lesser ways that the Germans reduce their carbon footprint and resource usage without […]

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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 8, 2015

The ~Sun~ Has Risen Again

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Easter came, and the sun did indeed rise again. After what was, for me, the longest and most grueling winter, the 70 degree miracle Monday was as close to any revelation I’ll ever experience. The last few months have been fraught with bitter cold and lashing wind –  the Quad blanketed with a few feet of hard […]

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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 […]

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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 […]