The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Allison Weseman

Allison Weseman
August 28, 2017

Exploring Casa Blanca As I’m taking in the sights and sounds of Cuba, I realized that I have only stayed in Havana and hadn't been to other cities such as Casa Blanca. I knew that it in order to get...

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown
August 27, 2017

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents...

Stephen Freitas

Stephen Freitas
August 27, 2017

Taken for granted We as Americans take the most common things in this world for granted. We don’t even lift an eye to where these goods and services come from. The only thing on our mind is that we...

Stephanie Maniche

Stephanie Maniche
August 27, 2017

Reality check After deplaning at Havana Airport and going through security, it still had not sunk in that I was in Cuba. The humidity, intense heat and the accents were not enough to confirm that I...

Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone
August 27, 2017

Fresh off the plane in Havana, Cuba Wow, what can I say? Cuba has blown my expectations and I only have been here for three days. Day to day life in Havana is vastly different from the United States...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza
August 27, 2017

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping...

Peter Wang

Peter Wang
August 27, 2017

How I met Andy I just can't believe I oversleep at the very beginning of our trip to Cuba, the first day in Cuba, the first morning in Cuba. I missed my first breakfast in Cuba, I let slip my first...

Mitch Scorza

Mitch Scorza
August 27, 2017

Salternative facts iAy que rico y sabor! Allow me to explain; in Latin American countries, this is a compliment mostly aimed at the food or “la comida.” In Cuba, the food has a bounty of flavor,...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall
August 27, 2017

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However,...

Juana Davila

Juana Davila
August 27, 2017

Paradise in a dark alley Old Havana is beautiful during the night; it’s like a never ending fiesta. Parents are out with their children, young couples are taking a stroll while street musicians work...

Hannah Childress

Hannah Childress
August 27, 2017

Pride for the Malecón; neglect of the water beyond For many years the Malecón, which separates the city of Havana, Cuba from the Caribbean Sea, has been frequently used as a social gathering spot...

Donnisha Brown

Donnisha Brown
August 27, 2017

A Cuban is a Cuban In the United States, there are African Americans, Chinese Americans, Mexican Americans and many more Americans. Although it is not directly defined by race, wealth, livelihood and...

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