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De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2019


Filed under Featured News, Foreign Affairs, Government, News

Silence is oppression. By not speaking out against misogyny, white supremacy or racial segregation – to name a few – one perpetuates the stigma. Translated as “apartness,” the Afrikaan word apartheid bears a heavy weight on South African culture. Also associated with its political and economic...

The French don’t hate us, after all

Sara Brouillette

April 14, 2010


Filed under Blogs, Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Opinion

When I talk to friends and family at home, they often ask me if I have found the French to be hostile toward Americans. Despite the stereotypes of the snobby American-hating Frenchman, the French people I have met seem to have a surprisingly positive interest in the United States and American culture. After...

French relish quieter, finer aspects of life

Sara Brouillette

March 24, 2010


Filed under Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Opinion

I must admit, there are days here when I think to myself “Why can’t the French just do things the American way?” I often miss being in the United States, where stores are open 24/7, supermarkets carry every kind of food, health or hygiene product you could ever imagine and where the interstate...

France has a tradition of civic protests

Sara Brouillette

February 17, 2010


Filed under Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Opinion

Revolution gripped France more than 200 years ago, when ordinary citizens overthrew the monarchy to instate a society in which a person’s status was determined by work ethic instead of birth. Since then, this philosophy of protesting inequality and unfairness has become an integral part of French society. ...

All roads really do lead to Rome

Maria Caruso

February 4, 2010


Filed under Blogs, Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Opinion

You’ve heard the myriad of clichés: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and “all roads lead to Rome.” However, the longer I study in Rome, the more I realize they are true. For example, “When in Rome” is definitely a key piece of advice for getting...

All roads really do lead to Rome

Maria Caruso

February 4, 2010


Filed under Foreign Affairs

You've heard the myriad of clichés: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," "Rome wasn't built in a day" and "all roads lead to Rome." However, the longer I study in Rome, the more I realize they are true. For example, "When in Rome" is definitely a key piece of advice for getting the full cultural...

Supermac’s is indispensable to Irish students

Doug Anstoetter

January 28, 2010


Filed under Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Opinion

Walking down one of the many pedestrian-friendly streets of Galway, Ireland on yet another chilly, overcast day, I noticed out of the corner of my eye a white plastic utensil. Initially, I thought it was a spork—that fork/spoon hybrid made popular by Taco Bell. As soon as I realized it was just an...

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