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Spain had a very tumultuous summer, starting with a very sudden change in government. With this new government came a new prime minister, Parliament and policies. However, it also came with a very quiet, yet sudden, change in editorial leadership of the country’s most popular newspaper. That’s suspicious. Over the course of one week in June, Spain’s Parliament determined the Popular Party (Spain’s party in power) had committed fraud. Parliament then decided to hold a...

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When you’re abroad during the fall semester, there aren’t any big vacations that you can take. The Madrid Institute for International Education for Students (IES) schedules all classes Monday through Thursday, which theoretically gives you Friday to travel. What they fail to mention is the fact that we have to make up every canceled class “” on Fridays. These start to add up, especially after your professor gets the flu, misses a whole week of class...

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While in Spain, I have tried my fair share of Spanish cuisine. I’ve learned that seafood, olive oil and pork are incredibly popular in most Spanish foods. Unfortunately, I’ve finally hit that wall where I really just need something greasy and unabashedly American. But I’ve come to love the food that I’ve eaten so far, and I decided to ask my fellow Trinity in Spain students — and faculty — who are here with me...

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Spain is in an uproar. For the first time since the 1970s, Spain is facing internal conflict concerning self-governance and the right to nationalism. As an outsider looking in, I have less of an emotional stance on the issue of Catalonia’s independence, and instead just see what this community’s rally for independence is: a temper tantrum. First, let’s get caught up to speed. Catalonia’s referendum, which was held on Oct. 1 for the right to...

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Studying abroad is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that is hard to pass up. But missing your favorite American holidays while abroad will always make you think twice. Halloween is undoubtedly a very American tradition, but you won’t be completely stuck if you decide to study abroad next fall. There are plenty of ways you can still get in on the fun of fright nights and free candy, even over 1,000 miles away. Please keep...

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. I’m excited to hear about the events that Trinity’s own Trinity University Latino Association and Mexico, the Americas, and Spain program have organized (among other great clubs and organizations), but I am sad that I won’t be able to participate in any of them. To contribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, I decided to research the Latinx population in Spain. Studies done by the European...