Finding My Home Away From Home

Before I even came to Hanover, I knew that I wanted to join a sorority. In high school, I had many friends, but not friends that I saw outside of school. I knew that I had always wanted a close knit group of friends, that I knew would love and support me, and be able…

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Going to (field) camp

This past weekend, I had my first field camp experience with my marine and terrestrial ecology class. We spent two nights at Kiola Field Camp and had three days chocked full of biological tests and learning. I know that doesn’t sound very fun, but it was actually a blast. We ran three experiments: one on…

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Learning to speak Australian

My initial thought when going to study abroad in Australia was that at least I would speak the language. In my one month here, I have realized that this is entirely not the case. Here is a quick introduction on trying to decipher the Aussie language. I will mostly just cover food (because this is…

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Learning about the tough things

One of the really cool things about studying abroad is that I get to take courses that are not offered at my home university. One of the majors I am interested in here is human geography, which is a really cool combination of sociology and environmentalism. I am currently taking a course called Environmental Heritage…

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Traveling versus study abroad

I consider myself a well-seasoned traveler. I have been to Europe, South America, Central America and even had a brief stint in Africa. Many of these opportunities were earned through the help of Hanover, but the majority of them involved independent study and travel. For me, traveling is the dream. You are free to go…

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Studying animal behavior in Australia

Blue skies, towering mountains, and the salty sea air greeted me as I looked out upon the Illawara for the first time. Although I realize that I am joining a thriving educational community — the University of Wollongong — I could not help but see my surroundings from a biological perspective. The crisp winter wind…

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The Real World

As my junior year of college comes to an end, I realize that I need to start thinking about what life after college will be like. That is crazy! I feel too young for this; it is almost like I am back in high school looking for colleges. What is good, I guess, is that…

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Proud to be a Hanover College Panther

Well you know what they say, all good things have to come to an end. After a great season, the Hanover College softball team played their last game May 2. After a tough tournament, we fought hard and made it all the way to the conference championship game! This was the first time in 14…

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