Most college students, including myself, study abroad in search of new experiences. Under the broad category of new experiences, there are also strange experiences. One such strange experience happened this week as I was sitting in a café in Padua. A 20-something-year-old woman came in with a leafy wreath and a pillow-sized fake boob hanging […]

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By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto In the beginning of the semester, we took a cruise around the harbor, where I first laid eyes on the Sydney Opera House. After dreaming of seeing the Opera House for years and even painting it on a canvas, I have to admit it was a little anticlimactic, maybe […]

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By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto This past weekend, I did a lot of reflecting on my time here so far and took the time to just step back and relax. Sometimes when you’re in a foreign city (or on any vacation, for that matter), you’re so busy going to all the sights, taking pictures […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff [email protected]_waterman I am so thankful I chose to study in London. Immersing myself in British culture has been an adventure and I am so grateful to have been able to do so in such a beautiful, historic place. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to call such a lively […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff [email protected]_waterman After a sad departure from my internship on Thursday, it was really nice to spend a weekend in London. Even though we live here, it’s hard to feel like we’ve seen all the city has to offer with our full-time jobs. Friday night started off with a bang — after […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman My roommate and I decided to ditch city living for the weekend and to head off to the Irish countryside for a nice visit with her aunt and cousin. However, to get there, we had to do the unimaginable — fly with Ryanair. After hearing horror story after horror […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman When I stepped off the plane at Heathrow Sunday night on our way home from Amsterdam, I breathed a sigh of relief: “We’re home.” This got me thinking, almost at once: is London really home? At what moment does the line between “tourist” and “resident” blur? Is it when […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman As soon as I stepped off the plane at Heathrow Sunday evening, I wanted to be back in Paris. The city of lights is absolutely breathtaking, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Pont de l’Archevêché to the Seine. I have visited some amazing places in my […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman On a total whim, my friends and I signed up to go on an “adventure trip.” We found ourselves in Pembrokeshire, middle-of-nowhere Wales hiking, sea kayaking and coasteering around its rocky western coast. I’ve been a big skier for forever and played lots of sports in high school and […]

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