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Films from the Hispanic Studies community

How does one create a sense of community in the raging political and religious turmoil in the context of a world preoccupied with power struggles and recession, and where to we begin the conversation about these touchy subjects?  From the semester start through the first week of November the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, together with the Hispanic Studies Program, brings the Seventh Annual Hispanic Film Festival to campus initiating the conversation about community on campus. This year’s film festival includes a series of three Hispanic films and a...
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Orientation: A freshman perspective

It probably felt different for every freshman the first time they stepped onto campus to start the new school year, but soon after everyone had conquered the endless I.D. card line and crammed the contents of their massive suitcase into their new little room, they set off to have a lot of similar experiences. Whether it was Play Fair, Prelude, Passages, the Urban Plunge or simply trying to find someone to eat with at meals—everyone was in the same boat from there on out. There were “Wow, I’m in college...
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Seeing Spain: Los Plazas de Toros

One of the more polemic icons traditionally associated with Spain is the Corrida de Toros, or, its less elegant translation, bull fighting. With the beginning of spring, los Plazas de Toros in Granada and all of Spain open to receive tourists and native spectators for the new season of bull fighting. This past Saturday, one of the first corridas of the season kicked off with the fifteenth “Festival Taurino,” which is an annual charity event to raise money to help find a cure for Down syndrome. Six primed bulls of...
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India offers pursuit of international citizenship

Their voices wander off in conversation, barely aware of the other people who sit around them listening. They reminiscence about their past travels and smiles spread across both their faces as they speculate the near future. The future that holds an exciting and exhilarating trip to India for the both of them. “I’m fascinated about their culture,” junior Daniel Parecki says as he tries to relate his anticipation of the trip. “The more I hear about it the more I want to go. It seems like a well knit community...
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