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Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

I was in the candy aisle of a bookstall April 19 when I first heard the emergency alarms and looked up to see the main concourse of London Euston Train Station in a dark frenzy. I grabbed my bag, shuffled out the nearest exit and stood outside with other travelers for almost half an hour before someone announced ov...

Identity politics: finding my heritage in a hometown I never knew

Kim Rooney (left) studied abroad in China this summer and visited the welfare center in Gaoyou. (Photo Courtesy of Kim Rooney)

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor

August 28, 2017

When talking about adoption, people approach me with a delicate curiosity, like when enquiring about the sick or the dying. Apologies, whether for the assumption that my parents are my birth parents or for the adoption itself, are common. People don’t quite know what to say to me. They ask more...

Tales from Morocco: on the march

Tales from Morocco: on the march

By Elaina Zachos / Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

“Tales from Morocco” is a reoccurring column on reporter Elaina Zachos’ semester studying culture, tradition and daily life in the North African nation.   Nothing wakes you up faster than the roar of national pride. From the air, the Centre Ville in Rabat, Morocco, is a sea of red and...

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