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Friendliness of Cuban people

Friendliness of Cuban people

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Study Abroad: Cuba

Since coming to Cuba, I have noticed the difference in how the Cuban people interact with others. In particular, in the way that they interact with strangers on the streets. My observations have brought me to the conclusion that Cuba is what we would call a “high context’ society. This is a definition f...

‘America First’ will leave us last

‘America First’ will leave us last

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Madrid, Spain for the 2015-2016 school year. Spain has experienced an economic recession since 2007 and yet I saw the people of Madrid — Madrilenos — going about their everyday lives with vigor: they still indulged in “tapas,” took their afternoon “...

Olympians inspire through historic performances

Olympians inspire through historic performances

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
August 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Olympics are a time when greatness happens: Records are broken, medals are won and the best athletes in the world compete against each other. Simone Manuel, Simone Biles and Michelle Carter made history not only for the United States, but for black women across the globe at the Summer Olympics...

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

Tracy Wilkinson,
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

The Obama administration castigated China and Russia on Wednesday for their attempts to use legislation to criminalize basic expressions of free speech, religious practice and other civil liberties. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in releasing the State Department’s annual report on human rights in co...

Belgium bombing part of ISIS terror crusade

Belgium bombing part of ISIS terror crusade

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 29, 2016
Filed under Metro

Brussels, Belgium became the latest target of terrorism on Tuesday, when at least four suicide bombers attacked a major airport and metro station, killing 31 people and wounding over 230 others, according to The New York Times. At 7:58 a.m. on March 22, the first bomb struck the departure hall of Zav...

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