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Study Abroad Considered

(Sharline Dominguez)– Last semester, I never thought that I would consider studying abroad in South America. My mom’s incredible notions about the danger of merely thinking about going to Cuba … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Feminist Until Graduation

(Liya Rechtman)– Last year after presenting at the Hampshire College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference I felt activated against systemic oppression, infuriated by the gendered constraints imposed on us by … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Cuban Revolution

(Ethan Corey)– Although the distance between Cuba and the United States is less than 100 miles, step off the plane in Havana and you have entered another world. Flashy ads, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

(What they don’t tell you in) Steps to Study Abroad

(Craig Campbell)– At the mandatory pre-departure meeting for all Amherst students spending a semester abroad, the Director of Education Abroad explains what you should expect from your trip, going over … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fiction excerpt: The Pilot’s Daughter

(Siraj Sindhu)– She climbs up the hill, firmly etching her footprints into the ground with each step, the steeply sloping earth opposing her with all its might and losing. Her … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

DAS KLÜBLYFE: Stefon meets Berlin

(Craig Campbell)– “New York’s hottest club is: Booooooooof. Located at an abandoned orphanage on the lower Lower East Side of Chelsea, this round-the-clock puke party is creation of narcoleptic club … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Lesson in Surviving Trauma

(James Hildebrand)– Standing at the summit of Mt. Inasa, you would never guess that the city below, famous today for its “10 Million Dollar Night View” was reduced to an … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Put Down the iPhone and Feel the Sand in Your Toes

(Craig Campbell)– Lately, my Facebook feed has been filled with reports from enthusiastic travelers on countries visited, monuments seen, and foreign food consumed. Long posts wax nostalgically about the planet’s … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Out of the Loop

(Ethan Corey)– As someone who likes keeping up-to-date with news and current events, one of the biggest adjustments I have had to make while studying in Cuba has been dealing … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

From Karate Kid to Pediatric Volunteer

(James Hildebrand)– I realize that fantasizing about going to the Orient and returning with forbidden battle techniques hardly makes me the poster boy for the merits of a liberal arts … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment
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