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CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

As I sit down at my desk to write the final column of Chronicles from Copenhagen, I am faced with the sad reality that my time abroad is nearing its end. Every city I have visited and every new person I have met has reminded me why I came abroad[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Catalan Independence Through American Eyes

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Catalan Independence Through American Eyes

While on the plane flying into Barcelona, Spain, this past weekend, I was struck by the visuals of the rocky Pyrenees Mountains carving a deep swath across the Iberian Peninsula from 30,000 feet in the air. How fitting it was, I thought, that I was about to disembark into Europe’s[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

This past week, I journeyed to Brussels, Belgium with my European politics course to study the European Union by touring the various institutions headquartered in Brussels and interviewing key players within the system. Although I already had an understanding of the importance of the European Union from my previous studies,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

Angela Merkel’s calm yet determined gaze followed me everywhere in Hamburg, Germany, last weekend. With the parliamentary elections having taken place Sept. 24, seemingly every available sign post and billboard is occupied by the face of a German politician pleading for votes. I accompanied my European Politics class on our[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Past Meets Present

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Past Meets Present

This semester, I am away from the Hilltop studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan and thriving city; the people and the culture make it exceptionally easy to fall in love with the Danish — and Scandinavian — way of life. For example, I have already taken to[Read More…]

by September 12, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
OLSON: In Trump Era, Echoes of Truman

OLSON: In Trump Era, Echoes of Truman

Aug. 8, President Donald Trump declared that if North Korea continued to use its burgeoning nuclear program to threaten the United States, “they [would] be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump’s words, which raise the prospect of nuclear warfare to its highest level in[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: With Simpson’s Release, Reigniting Crucial Discussions

OLSON: With Simpson’s Release, Reigniting Crucial Discussions

Nine years after being convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2007, O.J. Simpson was granted parole on July 20, effective as early as October. During his stint in prison, Simpson has reportedly been a model inmate: He is courteous to his guards, helps lead a Baptist ministry group and[Read More…]

by August 9, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Tesla’s Battle for Technological Dominance

OLSON: Tesla’s Battle for Technological Dominance

Last week, Swedish car brand Volvo announced that all of its 2019 car models would be either hybrids or powered entirely by electric batteries — a startling abandonment of the traditional internal combustion engine. The news of a major car company’s making such a firm commitment to electric cars sent[Read More…]

by July 14, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” These words, so memorably said by the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, have long inspired me; they have driven me[Read More…]

by June 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

I have always loved to travel. My family has taken me on wonderful adventures around the world, and at Georgetown I have attempted to take every opportunity I can to explore new places and broaden my worldview. My travels have allowed me to appreciate the importance of inclusion and multiculturalism.[Read More…]

by June 14, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top