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A farewell to London: Home is where the hot tea is

A farewell to London: Home is where the hot tea is

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

December 10, 2015


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“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON– Prior to the day I landed at Heathrow Airport, I’d never had hot tea. I’ve found that my lack of warm, herbal d...

True life: I’m in a committed relationship with English transportation

True life: I’m in a committed relationship with English transportation

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON- There it is — the blue and red beacon of hope that chaperones you through the sodden, forlorn London dar...

Don’t hide away in fear of terrorism post-Paris attacks

Don’t hide away in fear of terrorism post-Paris attacks

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON - On Sept. 11, 2001, I was barely cognizant of the world around me beyond Polly Pockets or Crayola. I won’t...

Dating apps abroad: Your guide to local culture

Dating apps abroad: Your guide to local culture

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

November 22, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON- “Do you fancy a good chin wag and some drinks later?” a random rosy-cheeked Briton asked me at Brewdog, a local hi...

Don’t let tragedy ignite anti-Muslim sentiment

Don’t let tragedy ignite anti-Muslim sentiment

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

November 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON- Terrorism is the unauthorized use of violence for political gains — not a facet of a specific culture. Terrorism is a fe...

I don’t want Big Sister watching me

I don’t want Big Sister watching me

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in the context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON- I have my own personal paparazzi — London’s closed-circuit television cameras, a governmental video surveil...

Grant refugees safe, affordable travel

Grant refugees safe, affordable travel

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

October 26, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON — A refugee’s experience with transportation — deadly conditions, seemingly-endless perserverence, dimming ligh...

No, I won’t stop whining about the pay gap

No, I won’t stop whining about the pay gap

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to  unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. The dairy aisle is where the magic happens — or at least that’s what a creepy British guy at Sainsbury’s thought when he...

Britain’s got it in the bag: Plastic levy nothing to tut about

Britain’s got it in the bag: Plastic levy nothing to tut about

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

October 11, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / Columns, Opinions / The Hot Tea

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. LONDON - Armored in mahogany and orange uniforms, workers at English supermarket Sainsbury’s recently became the gove...

Cultures of violence: It’s time to reevaluate our love of guns

Cultures of violence: It’s time to reevaluate our love of guns

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

October 4, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / The Hot Tea

The Hot Tea: A Pitt student’s ramblings and amblings abroad When you pack up everything you’ve known for the past two decades and trade it for four months “across the pond,” you quickly discover that life’s not all tea and crumpets. Everything you encounter in a foreign country presents a ne...

Political disorder: Confessions of an accidentally ethnocentric American

Political disorder: Confessions of an accidentally ethnocentric American

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Opinions / The Hot Tea

The Hot Tea: A Pitt student’s ramblings and amblings abroad When you pack up everything you’ve known for the past two decades and trade it for four months “across the pond,” you quickly discover that life’s not all tea and crumpets. Everything you encounter in a foreign country presents ...

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