Learning How to Make Maya Belizean Chocolate

This past Thursday, I went to a presentation given by Juan Cho, from Belize, who came to Hanover College to talk about his family business and culture, and teach us how to make chocolate from scratch. His small family operation, called IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate, is located in Belize, in the community of San Felipe Village….

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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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Midterm Week — aka Nightmare Week

Well it’s the end of the Nightmare Week, also known as Midterm Week here at Hanover. Tests have really all that have been on my mind, and now I’m starting to wonder if I have just completely lost my mind. A lot of people think that finals week is the roughest time for work, but…

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The generic, yet inevitable, rejection email

Rejection. It happens to everyone. Some people are rejected by their crush, sometimes you reject a phone call from your parents, sometimes you are rejected by an organization for that internship you really wanted. Regardless, rejection sucks no matter what! These past three years I have been blessed with so many different experiences to work…

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Getting sleep can help your study efforts

Another week, some more stress. What else is new at good ol’ Hanover College? Hello again, my friends. Entering week four of my senior year, and things have somewhat slowed down stress-wise, but, of course, I still have many things to do and get done. This week has been nothing but meetings, working and studying…

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Italy or bust

The Shakespeare in England course features a built-in free weekend for us to travel to any location we wish. The catch? We do have to cover any expenses, however, when you are so close to so many interesting European countries it is difficult to say no. Armed with funds from the Parents’ Fund Spring Term…

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Cheers!

Means “thank you,” which I had no idea until I heard it about 75 times during my first day in Stratford. This trip is amazing, though I must admit it was rough goings at first, running on no sleep and what have you for what felt like years and then crashing. So far, we have…

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Celebrating yourself

No, this isn’t another birthday related post. Although I do love celebrating my birthday that time has come and gone. But being roughly 50 percent Irish means that I do have a reason to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. While I did not celebrate with corned beef and cabbage like my fellow Irish people likely did,…

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