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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Eyes Wide Open

by Stacey Ebert / Nov 06, 2017 /
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When I was thirteen, the term ‘cultural diffusion’ didn’t often come up in conversation, yet sitting in my best friend’s kitchen eating her favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s was sort of the same thing. That same summer, another friend introduced ‘Pringles’ potato chips into our bunk at sleep away camp.

Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

by EdventureGirl / Nov 06, 2017 /
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In a quiet room, a nameless English poet gazed at his work for a moment. A faint smile crossed his face, and he nodded once before carefully wiping his quill and putting it away. His work was complete for the day, and he was satisfied. On the parchment beneath his ink-stained fingers, his quill had carefully scratched a masterpiece into existence:

Artist Of The Month: Angela Hennessy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 02, 2017 /
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Gorgeous colors, rich with the natural beauty of our earth. A keen eye, to see birds, waves, sunsets, and the talent to be able to capture it perfectly. A respite from today's busy digital world, where I can sit, breathe, and imagine. Those reasons - and more - are why I follow Angela Hennessy, our Artist of the Month, on Instagram and other social media platforms. Her art is beautiful, keen, sharp, and evocative. Even if I'm sitting inside during a Michigan snowstorm, I feel as if, even for a minute, that I am somewhere else in the world, with her and the creatures she so lovingly paints.

New York City’s Pop-Up Dining Scene Broadway Bites

by MyKidsEatSquid / Oct 24, 2017 /
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Japanese okonomiyaki. Arepas. Turkish street food. Bento boxes. Just-fried empanadas. Taiwanese-style bao. Paella. Trying to decide what to eat at Broadway Bites is a mouth-watering challenge.
 

Wedged between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Greeley Square, not far from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Broadway Bites bills itself as a pop-up eatery. The collection of creative eats includes influences from across the world.
 

#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World

by Dacey Loving / Oct 20, 2017 /
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#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World
 
At a hostel, in the ballroom, with a room full of the most influential travel bloggers in today’s technological world. What can we accomplish? 
 

Change.

 

Geography of Hope: Music of Immigration and Refugees

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2017 /
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Autumn comes with harvest time, with gathering in, with thinking of home and sharing. There are people who may not be doing that this season. There are -- through the past and in the present time -- people who are immigrants or refugees by circumstances they control and ones they don't. Perhaps you know some of these people; perhaps immigration stories are embedded in your family history. Maybe not -- maybe you've seen images or read history books.

Photographer of the Month: Dan Price

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2017 /
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Dan Price is a Midwest-based freelance photographer whose aim is to capture the mood of a given moment.  

He got his start when a doctor prescribed daily walks as a part of his treatment in battling Lyme disease. Shooting surroundings that he was presented, like his backyard or a nearby field, became an important part of his recovery.  

Studying Abroad in London: A Quick Look Around The Cotswolds

by Heather Robinette / Oct 10, 2017 /
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Thanks for checking out the next blog in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

Learning Ojibwe with Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia

by Bert Maxwell / Oct 09, 2017 /
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Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia provides new materials for learning Ojibwe
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Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia is a non-profit organization established

Swimming through the sea: Adventures at the Great Barrier Reef

by Gabriel Miller / Oct 09, 2017 /

Nothing, I think, hurts much more than extremely cold water. It is like a thousand little knives hitting your body. And then there’s the bone-aching cold that numbs your body and makes it hurt to move. You do not want to swim in extremely cold water, unless you have a dry suit. Fortunately we were going scuba diving in Northern Australia - in Cairns.

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