The Baltic States and Russia: Impressions from a New Mexican

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Before coming to Estonia, I had never even heard of the Baltic states. The Baltic States are the three countries Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia all of which are located on the Eastern Coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. All three of these countries were previously under control of the former Soviet Union with […]

How my Semester in Argentina has Empowered me!

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Hello, all! It is International Education Week, so I felt it was the perfect time to give an update on my experience so far in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Classes have finished meeting, so I am on break until finals in December. Time has flown by so quickly, and I already feel a bit sad about […]

The Crazy Life (الحياة المجنونة)

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What a week. What a month. What a year this is turning out to be. This post is coming from a place of emotional and physical exhaustion, on top of mental fatigue from masochistic Arabic studies. Forgive its disjointedness. Parliamentary elections were held in Morocco in early October and it was my first taste of […]

Campus Safety

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Many of my classes get out at 8:30 or 9 at night. Because of this I figure it is a good time to review campus safety practices and resources. UNM Security will provide you an escort to your car. Call 277-2241 to request an escort. UNM Also has a lot of self defense courses and […]

The time I saw Trapt live

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On November 13th, the alternative rock band Trapt came to the concert venue, The Launchpad. You’ve probably heard of Trapt before. That one song that goes “Back off! I’ll take you on! Headstrong! I’ll take on anyone!” It was big in the early 2000’s. Anyway, they have way more songs than just Headstrong, and it’s super good. When […]

Living on Campus

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When I came to Australia I found it hard to choose my accommodation because there were so many options, and because choosing from photos online rather than in person can be pretty tricky. This time around I had the option between living on campus and living off-campus, in the city of Newcastle, which is about […]

What is up with traffic?

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Anyone who has had to drive around campus has probably noticed the amount of construction in the area. I am not just talking about the ART project construction. There is the round-a bouts on silver the the construction on the south west side of Redondo. Getting to campus is getting more and more difficult. This […]