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Don’t Wear Jerseys: Futbol in Argentina

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 6th Apr 2017

Futbol in Buenos AiresThere’s no denying that futbol (or soccer as we call it in the US) is an integral part of many Latinos’ lives. They play it with their friends, they watch it on TV, they attend the games. It could be argued that many people feel their teams are representing the identity of their nations. It could certainly explain some of the passion and even violence surrounding this sport. Once, on a Friday afternoon, a Colombian fri...
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Introduction to Tokyo’s Neighborhoods (Part 2)

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 30th Mar 2017

This is a primer to some of Tokyo’s neighborhoods and areas of interests, including famous attractions, cultural activities, foods, and more. To read about other Tokyo neighborhoods and the rest of Japan, click here.UenoIn Ueno, one of the most famous attractions is the statue of Saigo Takamori, “The Last Samurai.” Even though he’s been dead for a century, Japanese people still travel to see his statue and take pictures of him. In ess...
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My World Consisted of My Breathing: A Journey to the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro (Part 5)

Posted by Suzanne Heskin on 23rd Mar 2017

This is part 5 of Suzanne’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDs. To read the rest of the series, click here.We were awoken at 11pm for a meal and a midnight hike. As I explained, I was nervous. I had been working toward this for over a year. I raised over $8000, bought and organized gear, got quite a few shots, selected plane tickets, broke in gear, trained...It was an odd...
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