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The Petitioners At The Eiffel Tower (Or, Why You Should Never Sign A Petition In A Foreign Country)

After walking through the park and saying goodbye to our coypu friend, MK and I began heading off to find food (because we tend to do that a lot). We stopped and watched some people doing a photoshoot (I would … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Surprises: How Europe’s K-12 Has One-Up’d the U.S.’s

After knocking about at a few more graveyards and ruins, as well as going to see some prehistoric standing stones and one of the few hot stone bath things (there’s multiple theories on what they are–everything from feast pits to … Continue reading

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In Which My Parents Learn About “Scrapes”

When I first arrived in Europe, I was very concerned at the fact that I would have no car. Simply put, I had always lived in a place where getting around without a car is impossible. Thus, the idea of … Continue reading

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Some Tips On Researching In Ireland

The following is written by myself and my mother, Jacqi. Or, more correctly, this is a transcript of a verbal conversation we had, hence the somewhat stilted style and the brackets. I generally research bones, history, and the clash of … Continue reading

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Dear Europe: Some Notes on Culture and Target’s Bathrooms

In all of the flurry of stuff going on, there has been, of course, an (American) national debate surrounding the idea of bathrooms. If you’ve managed to steer clear of it, good for you. I have, however, started to see … Continue reading

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In Which Mom Loses Her iPad

I settled in at home, thankful that my parents had arrived safely, but also tired from traveling back and forth. I had a little bit more bones study I needed to finish up (because more exams! yay!), so I began … Continue reading

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How to Spot The Californian

OnceĀ I established myself at my new home (and discovered that my flatmates love food just as much as I do–judging by the meals we’ve made so far, this will be a very tasty semester) my parents dropped a care box … Continue reading

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International Flight = Movie Marathon

Batman trilogy and Veronica Mars, specifically. And a bit of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In other news, I didn’t exactly sleep on the flight. Which is ok; I had made contingency plans so I wouldn’t be too dog tired … Continue reading

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Phones And Fears (And Why Research Pays)

The other evening, my friends and IĀ celebrated the recent swearing-in of a buddy who passed the bar. Apparently moving across an ocean is a hot topic, because I heard about little else. One person did give me a run down … Continue reading

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