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Erin Maidman: Making my way to Mammoth

Erin Maidman

November 16, 2012

The first thing that most people ask me when I tell them that I’m moving to Mammoth to ski race is, “Does that mean you’re going to be in the Olympics?”Unfortunately, the answer has always been an awkward “I don’t t...

Ella Svete: Gringa on the prowl

Ella Svete

November 15, 2012

School is getting more and more fun for me as the weeks go on.My class is always studying or taking practice tests for the PSU. It is the test they have to take to go to college, similar to the ACT and SAT. The only thing I have to do is l...

Ella Svete: Trekking through the south of Chile

Ella Svete

November 8, 2012

My trip to the south of Chile was absolutely incredible. It was so beautiful that at times I thought it was fake.It was super fun getting to know the other exchange students that live in the cities from Santiago to Talca I feel li...

Luke Ballmer: The election’s end marks a fresh start

Luke Ballmer

November 7, 2012

Elections and the campaigns that they create have always been much, much different from the practicality of actual governance. With this one over, however, it seems a safe bet that the difference is much larger than usual.As the adage...

Luke Ballmer: Why I laugh at driver’s education

Luke Ballmer

November 4, 2012

I started driver’s education today, and I found myself laughing at a lot of sad things.Wonderfully horrendous elderly actors told me how they found themselves drifting off while driving, all while (very frequently) mournfull...

Bryn Gallagher: An endeavor for unity

Bryn Gallagher

November 1, 2012

The Space Shuttle Endeavor exhibit opens at the California Science Center this week, and although it will be a while before I get to see that, I am going to take this occasion to clear one story out of the backlog that has developed in the ...

Luke Ballmer: You don’t need to vote

Luke Ballmer

October 30, 2012

Semantics are often annoying and needless. I’m hoping I convince you this isn’t one of those times.“Voting” as a physical action shouldn’t be encouraged. “Voting” as a political statement that takes careful considera...

Ella Svete: Summertime in Talca, Chile

Ella Svete

October 19, 2012

It feels strange that summer is starting in Chile. I'm beginning to get in the mood for cuddling, drinking hot chocolate and watching movies all day, but I doubt I will be doing any of that for some time considering Talca is h...

Luke Ballmer: The implied context of complaining

Luke Ballmer

October 11, 2012

Complaining is weird to me. Not because I don’t do it, or because I think I’m above it. Or, for that matter, because I think anyone is above it.Complaining is weird to me because the context that frames it is a never-ending loop, cir...

Ella Svete: From Chile, with love

Ella Svete

October 2, 2012

As of today, I have been Talca, Chile for a month and a half. Time really does fly. It feels like yesterday when I was introduced to the class and got bombarded by people I didn’t know, kissing me on the cheeks and intro...

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