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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 3245

    Seeing Red in Sarajevo

    By Caroline Wray Question: just how inappropriate is it to compare the “Sarajevo Roses” to hairstyles? Because, here’s the thing – you’ll be walking through the streets of Sarajevo, thinking about that scarf in the window or what...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 3482

    Tag, You’re It: Graffiti in Sarajevo

    Every major city is plagued with graffiti. Immediately upon arriving in Sarajevo, I saw that it was no exception. Through the windows of our over-crowded van, I caught sight of colorful arrays of taglines, familiar cartoons, caricatures...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 1014

    Coppersmith Street

    By Olivia Burton In Sarajevo’s Baščaršija, the old Ottoman trading quarter, visitors can buy wool socks, rugs, scarves, knockoff purses, baklava, sladoled (ice cream, one of the few Bosnian words I’ve picked up), and Bosnian coffee...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Glimpses, Print • Views: 875

    Roasted in Reykjavik

    By Olivia Burton “This is so stereotypically Icelandic of me. I’m late, I’m listening to the new Björk, and I’m in a coffee shop,” says Ólafur Ólafsson, a senior at Yale, as he sits down at Blue State Coffee. Though he has...

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  • March 28, 2015 • Blogs, Online Content, The World at Yale • Views: 1068

    Life South of the Border

    By Isabelle Savoie It’s a funny thing being Canadian in the US. We’re not quite international students, but we’re not quite at home either. We’re studying and working here only by permit of a visa, but one could swap out any number...

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  • February 14, 2015 • Fringe, Glimpses, Print • Views: 1127

    The Edinburgh Fringe

    Rona Nealgrove watched the tattered campaign banners swaying in the breeze as she waited for the bus on a quiet Scottish residential street. She felt a strange sense of relief when she noticed the spray-painted “YES” on next-door’s...

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  • December 13, 2014 • Online Content, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 946

    Cocaine at its Roots

    By Caroline Kuritzkes Inundated with popular discourse about the dangers of cocaine abuse, we can easily lose sight of the intricate web of production that lies at root of the drug trade. Time and time again, the foreign costs of...

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  • December 7, 2014 • Glimpses, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1523

    On Bahn Mi and Blood Cashews

    By Rachel Brown and Anna Russo Human Rights Watch calls them “blood cashews,” because the Vietnamese cashew processing industry raises so many ethical qualms. The world’s largest exporter of cashews, Vietnam exported approximately...

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  • December 7, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 738

    Taste Test

    By Hayley Byrnes On a street corner in Hanoi is a café that people call Cong. The door into Cong is dark under the shade of a ripped awning. Both are the same shade of military green. On the door is a square plank spray-painted red with a...

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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1161

    Bound to Shackles

    By Josh Feng A rusty old metal chair stood in front of an analog TV, perched below a single hanging lamp. A small swarm of mosquitos surrounded the light, trapped by the curtains drawn on the sides of this makeshift theatre. On the humming...

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