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Hola, clase. Today, I’m writing about intercultural learning capacities, or, in plainer terms, culture shock. During our week-long traveling seminar, the Trinity in Spain program was accompanied by Katsuo Nishikawa, a political science professor who is also the director for the Center of International Engagement. Nishikawa conducted three classes covering some common misconceptions about the idea of “˜culture’ and what we might face while abroad. First, Nishikawa tried to wrap our heads around the idea...

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This week on Soleil’s Adventures in Spain, I realize how grateful I am that I was able to experience study abroad through Trinity. The program organizers, Trinity’s own Bladimir Ruiz, Rosana Blanco-Cano and Katsuo Nishikawa, among others, scheduled a busy week for our traveling seminar. We spent two or three days in three cities in the region of Andalucia, the south of Spain. We usually woke up before 9 a.m. and did not get to...

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Growing up in northern Virginia, I considered myself lucky to be so close to so much history. A 20-minute drive could get me to our nation’s capital, and I can’t tell you how many times I visited colonial Williamsburg on school field trips. While our history is special, it’s only about 200 years old. I had never stepped foot in anything older until we arrived in Granada, Spain. For our first “field trip” of the...

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Studying abroad is something that I’ve always pictured myself doing, even when I was a kid. I think it was because my cousin spent a gap year abroad and I thought that was way better than going to the fourth grade, so I decided I wanted to do it, too. The process of studying abroad is not something that I would recommend for the faint of heart. I decided early on that I would take...

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Trinity women express sincerity through comedy in student-created show, “Between Worlds: A Devised Piece” (Co-written with Julia Poage) The creators of “Between Worlds: A Devised Piece” breathe life into their work. As the performance begins “” and, again, as it comes to its conclusion “” the cast of nine women inhale and exhale, move in unison and lie on the stage as the stage lights brighten and dim. This dance is a succinct representation of...

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Netflix has a plethora of movie and TV show titles, but are all of them worth your time?  While avoiding essays and studying for finals, Netflix seems like the avenue of escape.  But, it’s only worth it when the shows or movies you watch are actually quality shows.  If you spend two and a half hours watching a terrible movie, the only feeling you’ll have is regret (and maybe a healthy dose of guilt).  Taste...

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After almost an entire year of waiting for our favorite masked vigilante to come back to our screens, “Daredevil” finally returned with a literal “bang.”  The audience is eased into the season with fairly domestic scenes of Nelson and Murdock, and their growing fame in Hell’s Kitchen as a do-gooder law firm.  However, writers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez quickly bring on the action with the introduction of the much anticipated Punisher, Frank Castle (Jon...

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Texas is unique in the sense it has its own culture that a non-Texan definitely has to get accustomed to.  At the same time, the state itself is something that might require some getting used to.  Texas has its highs and lows, and I’d like to highlight some of them for future reference when your out-of-state cousin asks what it’s like living in the Lone Star state. PRO: I hadn’t tried Bluebell before moving down...