Electoral college or popular vote?

Two divergent visions of democracy Mathias Guerreiro France and the US went through major changes at the end of the 18th century. They both experienced revolutions and implemented presidential republics. Figuring out which electoral system to implement in France was...

/ November 21, 2016

One student’s journey to studying French: from Iran to Canada to Atlanta

My French dream, my revolution Lala Ahmadi I was 14 when the revolution started in Iran, in 1979. We, Iranians, were happy people, and we had an easy life. Day times were very busy and noisy in the bazaars, it...

/ November 20, 2016

Finding acceptance, kindness and love in China

Celebrating Spring Festival in China Adam Donaldson While studying abroad in China during the year of 2015 to 2016 I was fortunate enough to have a once in a lifetime cultural experience while visiting the beautiful cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou,...

/ November 20, 2016

It’s more than bratwurst, pretzels and oompah bands!

Beer cultures of Germany Hank Dee When you think of Germany, what comes to mind? A busty waitress carrying overflowing mugs of beer to a table of drunken-lederhosen-clad men singing and laughing? Or what about Bratwurst served to you with...

/ November 19, 2016

Never again, Nunca Más

Searching for answers, finding yourself Sherry Nourizadeh And what you do not know is the only thing you know And what you own is what you do not own And where you are is where you are not —T.S. Elliot...

/ November 19, 2016

Grafitti in San José, Costa Rica

Las paredes hablan Bracolla Faith Peters My time in Costa Rica was some of the most engaging time I have ever spent outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The streets of San José and San Pedro, though rugged and filled with holes,...

/ November 19, 2016

Do you know what the Eids are?

Eid Mubarak Yara Al Harthi Every year on specific days we hear about “Eid Mubarak”. But, what does it mean? And, what is the story beyond it? “Eid Mubarak” is a word of celebration that we use to say to...

/ November 19, 2016

Mummies, tombs and snoring llamas

Excavating in Peru Ben Schaefer This summer, I had the opportunity to partake in two research projects in Peru. The beginning of this trip started off in Cusco with Dr. Bethany Turner and a fellow graduate student Brittany Hundman. Here,...

/ November 19, 2016

New language, new life

How Learning A Foreign Language Has Given My Life New Meaning Stephanie Cecilia Learning a foreign language not only reveals how other societies think and feel, what they have experienced and value, and how they express themselves, it also provides...

/ November 19, 2016

How do you learn another language?

Researching Language Learning and Use in the 21st Century Cindy Berger and Rurik Tywoniw Despite the advent of automated translation tools and digital nonverbal communication (e.g., J), learning to communicate in multiple languages is as important as ever. In order...

/ November 19, 2016