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Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 20, 2014

These days the headlines are all about America’s diminishing influence in the world. Most everybody knows how China’s economy is on the rise and America’s geo-political hegemony is being challenged by Russia. But there is...

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 20, 2014

My host mother recently lectured me on the “schizophrenic genius” (as she called it) of all great leaders. Stalin, Napoleon and even Hitler in her mind were all slightly mentally unstable, but that little touch of madness...

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 14, 2014

My host mother recently lectured me on the “schizophrenic genius” (as she called it) of all great leaders. Stalin, Napoleon and even Hitler in her mind were all slightly mentally unstable, but that little touch of madness...

Letters from Abroad

Elizabeth Lanigan ’16, Abroad Columnist

November 6, 2014

I’m in my third week at Oxford, and going into my fourth week of living in England, and it all feels mundane and surreal at the same time. I’ve settled into the routine of my tutorials and lectures, but I still get a giddy...

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 30, 2014

For all the dedicated readers of The Dickinsonian out there (I really hope these people exist), many of you will know that I was one of The Dickinsonian’s resident film critics this past year. With this Letter from Abroad, I...

Letters from Abroad

By Elizabeth Lanigan ’16, Abroad Columnist

October 9, 2014

As of Sunday October 5th, I’ve been in the UK for exactly four days. First impressions: England is a lot like America, only more British. The people here are infinitely better dressed, definitely much more reserved and absolutely...

Letters from Abroad

Elizabeth Lanigan ’16, Abroad Columnist

September 25, 2014

I’m the last Dickinsonian standing, or at least that’s how it feels as I wait to join my fellow juniors abroad. My friends from home have gone back to their own colleges, and are by now caught up in their lives at school....

Letters from Abroad

Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

September 25, 2014

Many Americans are surprised to hear that Russians say that their country is very multi-ethnic. For many Americans, most think of a Russian person as fair-skinned and Slavic, but those are not the only people that live within...

Letters from Abroad: Moscow Media

By Kevin Doyle ’16, Abroad Columnist

September 18, 2014

Media bias is an often talked about subject in America, but with international issues like the crises in Ukraine, media bias can take on a completely different form. In America and the West, almost all news outlets are reporting...

Letters From Abroad: An Elusive Bus Stop

Emily Fineberg ’15, Abroad Columnist

September 16, 2013

I’m writing this towards the end of my third week abroad in Málaga, Spain. I’ve learned when the game shows are on TV, what the local supermarket does and doesn’t sell, and how to make myself coffee. However, I haven’t...

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