Unity in Diversity

I am so excited to get into the full swing of my classes.  I know I’m going to learn so much about Indian culture, politics, and tradition through having a lived experience in India as well as taking sociological courses.  During my Population and Poverty course last Tuesday, the teacher explained a phenomenon that immediately…

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First two weeks

It’s been exactly 2 weeks since I first stepped foot in the vast and beautiful country of India.  I was exhausted from 25+ hours of traveling and a crazy 10 ½ hour time change from Indianapolis to Bangalore.  While I traveled on and off planes to India, I observed women rocking all colors of the rainbow,…

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Ready to take off!

It’s here! At 5am tomorrow morning I’ll be boarding on the 25 hour long flight to India. I am both very nervous and excited.  I don’t feel prepared mentally and emotionally, but then again how can you be prepared for the culture shock of being halfway across the world? Tomorrow I’ll start my journey in Indianapolis,…

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Hanover Hustle

This past weekend we had our Hanover Hustle, Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. It was so much fun. We had a ton of alumni come back and play. In fact, we had so many that they made two alumni teams, a ‘young’ and an ‘old’. By old, I mean people who were around their 30’s. The young…

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Sorority Formal

In college, you don’t have typically have a homecoming dance or a prom. Here at Hanover, we do have a dance the night of the football homecoming, but I didn’t go since I hadn’t come prepared with a dress for the dance. I did, however, go to my sorority‘s formal and had one of the best…

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Dorm Room Living

It’s that time again, most of you know where you want to go and are now thinking about how to decorate the place you will be living at for most of next year. There is a bunch of stuff to figure out like how will I rearrange the room? Will all of my stuff fit?…

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Letter to Mi Hermanito

Dear brother, You’ll be graduating high school soon and I’ll be crying like a baby at your graduation. Sincerely, Me   Dear high school senior, I’m going to help you and be there for you after we graduate. There’s a huge adventure waiting to happen. Sincerely, College senior   Dear hermano, I know it’s been…

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The Hanover App

Recently, Hanover released an app for iPhone and Android that allows you to stay connected with Hanover. It’s a little shaky right now since a lot of the people (me) that have downloaded it are just learning to use it. On it you can stay connected with events, challenges, the newsletter, a group or club, and campus services….

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Rediscovering Life with a Roommate

Look how the tables have turned. I have spent the last three semesters acting at a Resident Assistance (RA) on campus. Even though roles of RA’s vary to a certain degree based on the grade, gender, and living expectations of the specific building/area you are assigned, we all have a couple common goals in mind….

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My Little Slice of Leuven

For almost 2 months now, I have had the privilege of calling Leuven home. The more time I have spent here, the more I am coming to realize how wonderful this city truly is. This semester, I have been scrolling through social media to see friends studying abroad in much larger cities – Barcelona, London, Edinburgh….

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