Gruesome Food for Thought
Jul22

Gruesome Food for Thought

This July, two other students and I are working with Wagner College anthropology professor Dr. Celeste Marie Gagnon, analyzing human skeletal remains excavated from archaeological sites in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru, during the MOCHE Inc. - Wagner College Bioarchaeology Field School. During the field school, we are learning the human skeleton, how to estimate age-at-death and sex, and how to identify disease and...

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A Message from a Leprechaun
Jul16

A Message from a Leprechaun

For those of you who don’t know me, let me start off by saying my name’s Kayla and I am not “technically” a leprechaun. I am, however, spending my summer interning in Ireland, and a lot of that Irish luck has rubbed off on me. (Don’t worry; I’ll bring some of it back to Wagner.) This week is actually my last week in Ireland, and I’m not quite ready to leave. But, before I get all sappy and cry on my laptop, I guess I could give you a...

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What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad
Sep12

What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad

Do Do bond with your roommates They are most likely in all of your classes and your study abroad program will have many activities planned for you; so you are spending a lot of time with these people, having a good time with them is a must. Take the chance to get to know them and you will be friends. Do bond with the members of your program Not only should you be friends with your roommates, but with the whole group too. Sol Education...

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Abeer in Argentina
Sep12

Abeer in Argentina

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. In the 5 weeks that I spent in this wonderful South American country, I have been to so many places (Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Tigre) and I have learned so many things. I would like to take a moment to share it with you. Mate Mate (mah-tay) or yerba mate (sher-ba mah-tay) is a drink sort of like tea that is a staple in Argentina. It is bitter and is...

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Returning to the Balad*
Sep12

Returning to the Balad*

I spent the first part of my summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am so blessed to have went, studied, and learned. I came back to New York, and with thin the 4 days I was there I to unpack my winter clothes (because in South America it is winter) and I packed my summer clothes. Exactly 50 pounds of it. My family and I went to Amman, Jordan and the West Bank, Palestine. We flew through Egypt Air, so we stopped in Cairo after an 11...

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An Archaeological Work Week!
Jul12

An Archaeological Work Week!

Today marks the last day of my first work week at field school in Peru! I can't believe it's actually been a full work week. And when I say "full," I mean FULL. Bioarchaeologists do not waste any time whatsoever!! I guess I should further explain my situation here, huh? A field school is a credit-awarded program for students interested in anthropology and/or archaeology, essentially. There's about 16 students here altogether--I'm the...

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¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!
Jul01

¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!

So, it’s 1:15 in the morning, but you need to know at this very moment that I am in successfully posting this from Peru! But first—who am I? Hint: the answer is not 24601. Sorry, Valjean, you gotta come clean.   I’m Corrine! Long story short, I transferred to Wagner a little over a year ago after deciding that astrophysics was too introverted for me. So, there I was, taking my first-ever anthropology course; it was covering some...

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