Breaking the Mold Abroad

The day I landed in Rome to study abroad for the summer, I called up my mother to have a conversation we’ve had many times before in my life. “Mama!” I exclaimed, “I’m here! But nobody looks like me!!” “M... Read More...

Finding Home At Fairmount Park

Ever since I was young, I always enjoyed bike riding. I remember my grandpa’s house was right beside a river. Everyday after school my grandpa would take me, with my bike, to the riverside, and we would go for ... Read More...

Reclaiming the Girl in the Mirror

Tick tock, tick tock. Lying in the dark solitude of my bedroom, I ponder the questions I dare not ask aloud. Why was I abandoned? Why do I feel like I don’t fit into this family? These are the kinds of questions interracial adoptees struggle with, and n... Read More...

Film Analysis: Cabaret

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! It’s Berlin in the early thirties. In a dimly-lit establishment called the Kit Kat Klub, guests dine, drink, and watch salacious performances. A clown-like master of ceremonies (Emcee or M.C) would often tell his guests, “Leave ... Read More...

WaZoBia: A Taste of Nigeria

WaZoBia restaurant is one of the few restaurants in Philadelphia that serves authentic Nigerian food. Located at 616 N. 11th Street, WaZoBia is patronized by students, professionals, and families. The restauran... Read More...

Meditating in Thailand

☆ Beyond Borders Writing Contest - 2nd Place ☆ The first time I meditate my legs hurt so badly that I think there must be something wrong with them. I am in a mango grove just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand... Read More...

One Little Haitian Girl I Can’t Forget

☆ Beyond Borders Writing Contest - 3rd Place ☆ From the white dust clouds that billow behind the pick up truck as we speed down pot-holed country roads, to the deep green of mountains that rise behind the shimmering chartreuse of rice paddies, the colors of... Read More...

My Summer in Poland

☆ Beyond Borders Writing Contest - 4th Place ☆ I recall trying to teach algebra to my younger sister 7 years ago. I remember my frustration when she struggled to comprehend what I was trying to teach her. I ... Read More...

Diversity at Temple University Japan

Temple University, nicknamed “ The Diversity University,” has in recent years been one of the top schools in the country for the international diversity of its students and faculty. In fact, on Temple’s main campus, 128 countries are represented by Temple stud... Read More...

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Anselme

International Film Review "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem", is an Israeli drama that captures such a deep sense of dismay and injustice that all viewers, from  feminists to Israeli men, are left with a com... Read More...

Profiles of Success: Maya Minhas

When I began my senior year of high school I had no idea if I wanted to go to university, or even what I wanted to study, and no idea where I wanted to be (like most other teenagers). The only thing I was certa... Read More...
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