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Study away: My advice

December 11, 2008

Chris Gollmar

I have one week to go in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before I find myself completely overwhelmed readjusting to life in the U.S., I thought I would share a few pointers for anyone who thinks studying abroad is in their future.

Work it for Women!

December 10, 2008

Aries Indenbaum

The money raised by Work it for Women was to help women with the costs of an abortion: travel, overnight stays and child care.

It's a Problem of Nomenclature

December 9, 2008

John West

I think a die a little bit every time someone uses the word Obie to describe a person who goes to Oberlin (as in: We Obies love to hate things ). I think The Grape --one of Oberlin College's many publications--described the word as (and I'm paraphrasing here) "used only by The Review and the Admissions Department."

Just Enough Rope

December 7, 2008

Will Mason

It's been almost a year in the making, took a great deal of time, energy, and paperwork, and probably made more than a few staff members resent seeing my e-mails pop up in their inboxes, but this past week my independent major in the Conservatory was approved.

Midnight Mudd

December 6, 2008

Joe Dawson

I neglected to utilize the lock on the bathroom once, and it became uncomfortably non-private in the middle of my activities within.

Wandering around Tigre

December 4, 2008

Chris Gollmar

A couple days ago, I decided that I would take advantage of all of the free time I have on my hands and set out to Tigre, a city located in the delta of the Paran√° River, a half-hour train ride from downtown Buenos Aires. I got lost exploring the island, but it was worth it.

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