Radical Reign in Spain

Radical Reign in Spain

I’ve tossed on my Catcher in the Rye silk-screen tee and a red bandana’s wrapped around my hair. I’m channeling Rosie the Riveter’s defiant youth. If the shoe fits, right? I say this because last night my host father, Juan, called me a radical. He didn’t mean it as a complement or an endearing quality, … Continue reading

The Trill of it All

The Trill of it All

“Teva-deva, teva-deva, teva-deva, teva-deva” I am sitting in my room repeating these nonsense words in quick succession. “I edited it. I edited it. I edited it. I edited it.” Along with that sentence. “TdZzzzzzzz…” Sadly, that is the only sound I can produce. I am trying to learn how to trill my r’s. The trilled … Continue reading

NOW PLAYING: Cinema in Spain

NOW PLAYING: Cinema in Spain

Any student of the Spanish language knows one thing for sure: Spanish cinema is weird. I don’t want to insult the film industry of hispanohablante, but to the average high school student, watching Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by director Pedro Almodóvar can feel like a baptism of fire into the quirky … Continue reading

Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

On the eve of the International Day of Peace (September 21st), the University of Deusto hosted a round table discussion organized by UNESCO Etxea on the topic of “Building a Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future: Meeting our Responsibilities to the Next Generation”. This is the third time the University of Deusto and UNESCO Etxea have teamed up to put on … Continue reading