Hi, booties.

Welcome home, my beloved hiking boots! We are going to spend Spring Term together at a national park, so I hope we can be friends. If you guys take me up the cliffs of the Grand Canyon safely, I will put my high heels in the back of the closet, where their presence won’t bother…

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Going international

The past days have been full of news and changes. In Italy, the two presidents of the houses of Parliament were finally elected after weeks of indecision. The chimney of the Vatican spread white smoke in the air, and Queen Elizabeth II has healed from a bout of stomach virus. The next few days will…

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Researching a paper

Research and paper are two words that should never stay close to each other. By the way, what does it mean? Do students look for a paper? Well, if that’s so, they should look first in the shredder and then in the recycling trash. Research paper. No, those two words together are out of tune….

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Waiting for spring

It’s official: winter break doesn’t mean that winter takes a break. I stayed on campus, and I can tell you that winter wasn’t willing to  break. It rained almost through the entire week! To stay on campus during breaks means finding ways to entertain your easily bored self ,and if it rains, you have to be even…

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Living the break

Winter Break. Does it mean that students take a break from winter? Or perhaps winter might take a break? Some Hanover students are for sure taking a break from Indiana’s freezing season, since they are going to Florida. They leave icy rain and snowmen to go to the sunny state known as the refuge of retired…

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The Day

My blogs are due every Thursday, yes. Sometimes I am late, so today, it’s my turn to write. But today is Saint Valentine’s Day. Since I don’t acknowledge the existence of the 14th of February, should I remain quiet and not contaminate you with my cynicism? No, I can’t: I have to write my Thursday’s…

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It’s a jungle in here

My experience with  dorm life is like the fight for survival in a jungle. It’s a fight against myself and my animal instincts and against my keys. To live in a dorm means sharing my nights with other people and with their voices. I also share my mornings with them and with their noisy alarms, since…

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The approach of The Day

Every year has its important days related to important events. Easter, Christmas, birthdays and  Independence Day. Then, there’s Saint Valentine’s Day. I try not to acknowledge its existence. if I don’t admit it, it doesn’t exist. It’s more than “if you don’t say it loud, it’s not true.” My strategy implies the non-existence of Feb….

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Everyone has a house

There are just two reasons why girls scream: excitement and anger. When girls are angry, they can scream untill they lose their voice, while when they are excited, they can scream until they start speaking in falsetto. This past Sunday, Jan. 13, the girls were so excited that on Monday, all of them talked in…

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Close your eyes

Here we are again in Hanover, Ind. How does it feel to be back? Probably some of you were happy, while some of you were sad. Despite our inner mood, we are all here; we all repacked our belongings in our trunk and in our suitcase and we unpacked everything in our dorm drawers. We are…

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