Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The affluent and the desperate in Argentina

By Mike Fox

October 18, 2009

Filed under Columns

Like most foreign exchange students, I’ve walked down foreign streets after a long night in a state of mind often described as less aware. One night, as I worked my way through the winding cobblestone streets, I slowed my pace...

How much has changed in South Africa?

By Leigh Greaney

September 28, 2009

Filed under Columns

Walking to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) campus shuttle stop, I pass meter high black letters that still say, “Free Mandela.” Although he’s free and has passed his goodness down through his years of presidency, South...

From Argentina right back to the SGA elections

By Mike Fox

September 27, 2009

Filed under Columns

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has approximately 300,000 students, 134 different colleges, 11 campuses spread across the city, counts 14 presidents of Argentina since 1890 as its alumni and is completely free. It is managed...

Thoughts from the Argentine dance floor

By Mike Fox

September 14, 2009

Filed under Columns

The neighborhood that we got off the subway in by far seemed rougher than anywhere in the city that we’ve been to yet. Given, we spend most of our time in a relatively gentrified neighborhood. It didn’t seem to be anything...

Cultural Electricity

By Leigh Greaney

September 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

South Africa is an anomaly. To Americans, it’s this foreign land with lions, great white sharks, elephants and harsh segregation between the other beasts – humans – who are put in township shacks or guarded mansions....

Argentine culture through the people’s smile

By Mike Fox

September 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

La Rural is pretty much an Argentine national version of a state fair. We walk in, and we’re instantly thrown into a crowd (expectedly, considering today was the last day of it). On each side are faux-pampas (the plains wilderness...

Live from Israel

By Eli Gottlieb

September 7, 2009

Filed under Columns

I'm sitting and panting in a hard-won seat on a British Airways jet airplane in London's Heathrow airport. My flight from Newark, N.J. got delayed a whole hour by thunderstorms, and so I had to race through Heathrow Airport's...