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Bull Meets World #1 (Living in Akita Pt. 10)

Fairly soon after I arrived in Akita I had the chance to visit a local shrine near Akita International University. I went with some of my friends from the school, and the opportunity helped me get closer to many of them. One of the people who I went with, and whose since become my best ...

Caught Up in Florence

This semester has shaped up to be by far the most unique of any semesters I’ve experienced so far. Though I suppose that was to be expected considering it’s being spent abroad in Florence, it still is surprising at times. As weird as it sounds to read—it feels even more strange to write, I can ...

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Akita Sushi (Living in Akita, Pt. 10)

I recently had another opportunity to explore around Akita, and was again pleasantly surprised. We started by going shopping around second hand stores; in Japan, there's a company called Hardoff which operates stores similar to goodwill, with donated secondhand goods (many of which were still unopened) for lower prices. Although I didn’t buy much there, ...

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Globalized Life (Living in Akita Pt.9)

In a world where globalization is quickly and constantly snaking its grasp around the planet, it can be easy to forget what country you’re in; in a school whose demographics are on par with America’s diversity as a country, where classes are taught in English, where technology is balancing the average alongside America, with both ...

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            What is Italian food? Pasta! I never knew there were so many different types of pastas until I came to Florence! Tuna pasta? Yes, even tuna pasta exists. But there is more than pasta. Pizza is another Italian favorite. And no, American pizza is not the same as Italian pizza. Italian pizza is the ...

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