This year’s presidential race falls somewhere between “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “60 Minutes:” a reality show with a sense of scrutiny, authority and importance. Perhaps it is simply because I am older and more cognitively aware, but it seems like this year, American citizens are more vocal than ever about their extreme likes […]

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Perhaps one of the most frustrating and unyieldingly irksome aspects of the study abroad experience in Europe is travel. Travel in Europe seems to be guided by Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong will go wrong. Such has been the case for me all around Europe. Just two weeks ago, my friends and I found […]

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To celebration enthusiasts, Tuesday was known as the great Mardi Gras. The religious origins of the holiday really are a “holy” day, i.e. Shrove Tuesday. Originally a Catholic holiday, Shrove Tuesday has a certain implication of solemnity. Traditionally, the name “Shrove” comes from the term “shrive,” meaning “to confess.” The day became a preparation event […]

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A student living abroad in Italy gives advice and an inside look into four months of adventure and life as a twenty-something studying in a foreign country. The first thing studying abroad teaches you is that it is exceptionally difficult to capture the feeling of a culture in a movie or in a restaurant. If […]

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DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer The Smithsonian Institution is advancing plans to open its first international exhibit in London, set to open as early as 2021. The Smithsonian, which encompasses 19 museums, nine research facilities and a zoo, is a federally funded institution with all of its sectors currently located domestically. The Smithsonian, however, has British […]

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