Visiting the Shire: Middle Earth Locations in New Zealand

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 11, 2019 /
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Last summer, my students and I read The Hobbit together. It had been 30 years since I’d read it. I have to admit, I reveled in the classic story, long buried in my brain under years of reading. As you know, it is a classic tale of a quest; a long, life-changing journey. The travelers have to battle (and avoid) various creatures, traverse extraordinarily vast plains, wend their way through mountain paths, and pursue their quest across Middle Earth.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of March 10, 2019 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of March 10, 2019 By Josh Garrick 

Spring Forward TODAY with Daylight Savings Time
Optimists see an extra hour of DAYLIGHT, while Pessimists see one LESS hour of sleep as we set our clocks forward one hour on Sunday at 2 am – and double-check your ticket times, especially if you have tickets for TODAY, MARCH 10.
Spring Forward TODAY with Daylight Savings Time

22.33 Stories: Dignity for the Disabled with Xatyswa Maqashalala

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

 Dignity for the Disabled with Xatyswa Maqashalala

Studying Abroad? How a Roommate Can Be Useful

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Located in the Catalan region of Spain, Barcelona is one of the most historical cities in the world. Perhaps what makes the city so attractive to those not living in Spain are its long history and the presence of the world-beating Barcelona Football Club. While Barcelona has recently been in the news for its secessionist politics, this has hardly made the city less attractive to tourists and international students.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Moods, Changes, and Shifts–Oh My!

by Stacey Ebert / Mar 06, 2019 /
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Remember when you were between the ages of 14 and 18? That age bracket isn’t easy for any of us– growth, learning, changes, mood swings, and figuring things out take place–and that’s without adding any extra and guaranteed teenage angst or life obstacles. I taught high school for well over a decade. Those are the humans I know; those are the humans I understand. Perhaps, as adults, we don’t all sit around and reminisce or remember about life in high school or those early teenage years.

Planning an Educational New York City Group Tour

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By population, New York City is the biggest city in the United States. It has a very rich culture of people from different parts of the world, historic and iconic places, a very vibrant arts culture, and many more. New York City is an amazing place to visit. It has all kinds of amazing food, small villages, beautiful boroughs, and great educational institutions. It is easy to navigate and it also has an amazing nightlife. New York City has fun activities for everyone.

How to Travel While Paying off Massive Debt

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Visiting famous and not-so-famous cities, exploring new cultures, and being amazed by wonderful cuisines are just some of the things to look forward when traveling. However, it is also a fact that traveling incurs a lot of expenses, such as travel fare, accommodations, food, and shopping. But if you have massive debt, can you still afford to do this? Or even if you can take out more loans to travel, can you still bear the burden? Here is the ultimate guide to help you solve this problem.

Working Student? We’ve got Your Back!

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Many consider a college education as an investment that they are willing to do whatever it takes just to finish it...even though they are financially challenged. That is why in order to afford the cost of living a college student needs, some students work on the side to earn money. But because they are studying, they cannot work full time, and their earnings and benefits are lower than regular workers. Likewise, they cannot study full time, which poses a risk of flunking their subjects, because they are working. There are many resources online to learn about this.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of March 4, 2019

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of March 4, 2019

By Josh Garrick 

A Magic Aurora Dance

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28 March, 2019. Was driving, so I just stopped my car and jumped out. It was at 20.30 in the evening. 

A Magic Aurora Dance

This video was taken from Sortland city, and the lights in the distance are Blokken, Sortland. Was -5°C