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Study abroad: club, cards, and overcommitting

Back in Freshers’ Week, we attended the Freshers’ Fair, where clubs—or “societies,” as everyone here calls them—set up tables to recruit new members in the Student Union building. Well, clubs and students advertised inside and outside two buildings, around a [...]

December 1, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

Trump vs. Clinton vs. Brexit

As we write this, we still await our absentee ballots to vote in the upcoming presidential election. We both filled out and mailed in all the appropriate paperwork, and we obsessively pop into the porter’s office to see if they’ve [...]

November 3, 2016 Columns, Tars Abroad

Familiar faces in an unfamiliar setting

After living and travelling in England for almost eight weeks, we compare and contrast our international experiences with our lives in America more and more. Since both of us have lived in the States our entire lives, coming to Britain [...]

October 27, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

A frontline report of Fresher’s Week

Think Rollins has an intense orientation week for incoming freshmen? Nope. Nope, not at all. We Americans are tame in comparison to the English tradition of Fresher’s Week. We were taken by surprise at how hard England goes when it [...]

October 20, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

Around London in eight days

Mind the gap. Actually, just mind London in general. Unless, of course, you have slowly been gaining study abroad experience like we have and are totally ready to tackle London head-on (not really, but, we tried). So, what exactly is [...]

October 5, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

The selfie stick dilemma

Coming to England has made us realize that we are pretty awful photographers. On our first few trips, we took photos only of the beautiful scenery and buildings. That’s great—but you wouldn’t even know we’ve been to Dove Cottage or [...]

September 29, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

The wonders of wandering in a foreign country

“Not all who wander are lost,” said famous British writer and all around awesome guy J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, guess what? Sometimes you get very, very lost. Or, you surprisingly don’t get lost and end up at a meeting point an [...]

September 22, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad

Studying abroad: not always sunshine and rainbows

Climate change is real. Yes, we are about to talk to you about the weather. No, we have not run out of topics, and we aren’t just talking about the weather to hit on you or get out of an [...]

September 15, 2016 Columns, Features, Tars Abroad