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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Tantalizing Foods

Food can instantly connect us to our roots. From birth we are fed by mommies and grannies with love and affection. The culture of a country can be embraced from the kind of food people eat there. Each nation has a cuisine specific to its origin. Cooking and following mom’s recipes makes me nostalgic especially over holidays and traditional events. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Nand: Meet and greet event - The Bonfire 2018

In September last year, right at the beginning of Fall 2018, Orange Coast College organised the annual ‘Bonfire’ event for the incoming freshmen to engage with current students. It was held at my favourite beach in Southern California, Huntington Beach. I made a lot of new friends and played beach volleyball for the first time in my life. Read more

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Find Passion and Purpose at the University of South Carolina

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina (USC) is well-known for its beautiful campus located in the state capital of Columbia, South Carolina. Home to more than 34,000 students, of which, 1,800 are international students. With a university-wide focus on research and dedicated professors committed to student success, the University of South Carolina could be the right fit for your undergraduate experience. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Daniel: Spring Break

The spring break time of the semester has rolled around once again and it is the time to relax and re-center myself for the rest of the semester. There’s something about having the room to myself and seeing campus empty that’s a surreal experience. This has been my third spring break and the third straight year where I’ve found myself in my dorm watching comedy and sleeping. Most of my friends hopped on a flight to Mexico, Miami or Trinidad; so while they are on the beach having fun, I’m in New York battling the wind, rain and snow. Read more

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Happy International Women's Day!

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Snow Schooling

Coming from a tropical country like India, the weather I encounter here in Reno, Nevada is totally different. In my entire life, I had never seen snow. I belong to a hot region of India where even the winter temperature doesn’t go any lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Snowboarding? How Dangerous Can it Be?

I am originally from Costa Rica, a tropical country. The lowest temperatures that we might hit are around 15 or 20 degree Celsius, which explains why I had never seen the snow before I came to the U.S. The first time that I saw snow I freaked out! It is so much fun at the beginning, but the low temperatures and slippery surfaces become really annoying after five months. Read more

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Global Innovation Exchange: Developing Leaders in Innovation

Learn how to transform an idea all the way from a workable prototype to a market-ready product. Located amidst many successful startups and top tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more, GIX’s technology innovation graduate degrees offer opportunities to be mentored by top entrepreneurs and professionals. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Water Polo, What is That?

Some people play soccer or basketball, while others run or bike. In my case, I like to play collective sports where I can communicate and interact with my teammates; it makes exercising way more fun. Even though I like physical activity just because it is fun, I have been passionate about some sports that have really changed my life. One of those, and the one that has been the biggest passion of my life, is water polo. Read more

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Meet Our New Student Blogger, Aanchal!

Namaste Folks! I am Aanchal from India and I am here in America to pursue a degree in English with a specialization in writing. I believe in the power of words and that’s something that has drawn me to the field of writing for the past five years. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: 3 Tips to Succeed in College

Universities instruct students in order to prepare them to go out to the market through a stressful, time consuming, and expensive process called education. It doesn’t sound so pleasant when one thinks about it in that way, but the higher education is required for one’s personal improvement. It is a process that may be difficult at some points (sometimes at every point) so I will give you some tips on how to make your academic life a bit easier. Read more