January 12, 2018 Angelica Osnes 1

I thought I was a pretty typical American college student. I lived in an apartment with my best friends, and I majored in history with a minor in philosophy. With my flute and my Vonnegut collection on kindle, I packed my backpack to see Europe – and to write what [……………]

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“Us” Without Borders?

October 30, 2015 BergenSphere 0

As an American, I am accustomed to hearing people carelessly use the word “ghetto.” I probably do it myself. The word connotes urban poverty, crime, violence, gangs, drug abuse, homogeneity. It is a lazy and unhelpful way to describe places that often have complex issues—places that above all else seem too different to [……………]