Help Ecuador!

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, my classmate, Nicolle, 25, Ecuadorian-Polish, told me about what has been happening in the aftermath of the April 16th earthquake that struck her homeland, Ecuador. “…yesterday there were 3 quake[s] in Guayaquil—my city, and Isla Puna close to Guayaquil.” Help Alert: Hostos Responds To Ecuador Earthquake With Hope For Ecuador Relief Concert […]

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Escape N.Y. or All Night Test Food Seoul Time

Escape N.Y. or All Night Test Food Seoul Time Chung Kiwa Omma Sonmat 青청기와한국요리식당에서 엄마손맛은 오래간만 only 12 bucks! — “… 姑娘是個明白人,沒聽見俗語說的『萬兩黃金 容易得,知心一個也難求?』」” …True hearts may journey further unafraid of the mystery of what THIS is or is not. It’s not easy finding a special place where you can be alone and shut out the world. […]

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My སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། Shangrila: ལྷ་ས། Lhasa, ཏིབེཏ་ Tibet (Bo) — my springtime in 2002, in the land of snow, smiles, sorrows and high adventure (Part 1)

(Apply for the Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad for Summer 2016! The application is due by March 1, 2016.  “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means  to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students […]

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Tokyo 2003 Jaunt Journal Entry #2

NOTICE!: Register for this great class people!!! Pau Pitarch Fernández Sensei New Course for Spring 2016! EAST 290 Topics in East Asian Studies: Japanese Science Fiction (Code 58457) Time: Monday 5:00pm–7:50pm. Location: Queens Hall 265H. In this course we will explore Japanese Science Fiction in literature and film (both anime and live-action), from the 1920s […]

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잃어버리고찾았습니다 Lost and Found: Korean Adoptees Explore Identity and Find Solace in Community

My first hometown is New York City. My second hometown is Seoul— 나의두번제고향은소울입니다. I feel I can claim both cities and by extension the whole world: I’m a New Yorker, a Seoulite, and citizen of the world. I went to South Korea for the first time in October 1998. Although I didn’t plan on it, […]

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Wassem’s Pilgrimage to Understanding: Muslims and Jews break bread with one another

On September 30, 2015, the Jewish student organization, Hillel, and the Muslim Student Association came together to celebrate their holy days, the Jewish Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana and the Muslim Eid-ul-Adha, which happened almost at about the same time in this year. I was invited by my classmate in Arabic 203, Wassem Ali, to […]

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