Home Away from Home on Campus
Oct13

Home Away from Home on Campus

There are three places you are most likely to find me on campus when I do not have classes. The first place is in my room, probably watching marathon of Real Housewives or Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. The second is HawksNest ordering the same thing; a cheeseburger with american cheese on the top and bottom with raw onions (yumm). The third is at the Center for Intercultural Advancement. Places like the Center for Intercultural...

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Break Out of That Shell
Sep15

Break Out of That Shell

In between moving from country to country and changing schools, I have met a lot of different people. People with different languages, different beliefs, different values and even religions. At first it was a struggle for me, because I was raised in a certain way and took on most of my parents' values, including their political opinions. As time went on I changed, which was pretty much the greatest thing that could have happened to...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Quinceañera
Jul22

Guatemalan Encounters: Quinceañera

Even though my birthday celebrations came to an end, that did not mean that the fun had to stop. Recently, my family and I were invited to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of one of our family friends. In Latin countries, Los Quinces is the equivalent of a Sweet Sixteen for Americans. Celebrations may vary from family to family — some decide to give the birthday boy or girl a party or a trip to any place in the world. Nevertheless, if...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua
Jul19

Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua

The final stop of our trip was Antigua. This place is very famous because this is where the capital of Guatemala used to be. It was one of the many locations of the capital. It was constantly moved due to natural occurrences like earthquakes and volcanic activity. What happened in Antigua was that the Volcan de Agua (water volcano) overflowed with rain water and flooded the city. It was a one time overflow, though, and nothing has...

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