By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman If you know me at all, you know I am crazy about the Winter Olympics. From ski jumping to curling to skeleton, there isn’t one event I don’t enjoy watching. As an avid skier and general athletic enthusiast, I grew up on snow (I was a competitive alpine ski racer […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman You could get almost anything you’ve ever wanted and more at Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market. Stretched out along a winding road in downtown London, the famous market takes on a life of its own each weekend. There are booths overflowing with all manner of things, including beautiful jewelry, vintage […]

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Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Between learning to pour the perfect pint of Guinness, embarking on a hilarious journey with new Irish friends and having a spiritual encounter with a particularly delicious burrito, I had a fantastic time exploring Dublin and Galway this week. When my professor canceled my Thursday class, my roommate and I decided […]

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Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman A week into my semester abroad, I still feel like it’s not really real yet. I’ve been to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Big Ben, Parliament, pubs (so many pubs) and clubs. I took a boat cruise down the Thames and even visited “Platform Nine and ¾.” Everything is gorgeous and so […]

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By Michelle Jay, Multimedia [email protected] and Samantha Wong, Blog Editor @samzwong Name: Chris Lisinski Position at the FreeP: Editor-in-Chief Age:  20 Hometown: Bellport, New York Why the FreeP?  I joined the FreeP because I wanted to get more involved on campus and develop my writing skills. Most awkward/embarrassing story: Yesterday an English professor asked me what I remembered from reading […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Associate Campus Editor @mw_journalist Vindicating dog-lovers and cat-haters all over the world, the BBC World Service dropped this bombshell Tuesday Jan. 29: Cats are responsible for between 1.4 and 3.7 billion bird and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammal deaths annually. The BBC article went on to claim that our furry feline friends […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Associate Campus Editor @mw_journalist If there’s any song from 2012 that’s going to keep getting stuck in your head all throughout 2013, it’s Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” from his debut album, “The Heist.” I was first introduced to this song when my friend sent me a Facebook message with the […]

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