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Nationality should not define who we are

February 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Every student abroad has to continuously answer the question: Where are you from? Here in Spain, the question is, “¿De dónde eres?” There is not one simple answer to that question. Instead, the question should be, “De dónde te sientes?” which means, “From where do you have a sense of belonging?”...

Exhibit displays Guernica as city of peace

Exhibit displays Guernica as city of peace

October 4, 2012


Filed under Features

Seventy-four years later, it is still difficult to understand the full impact of the bombing of the Spanish city, Gernika. The 1937 bombing that killed hundreds during the Spanish Civil War is the focal point of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s current exhibit, “The Bombing of Gernika...

When the dream of Independence becomes a nightmare

When the dream of Independence becomes a nightmare

October 4, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Independence — it stands before men who dream of glory, trapped in the conflagration of macabre, but who charge nonetheless for the dream of it. In the jungles of Vietnam, it was the Viet Cong inundating from the trees in the legendary Tet Offensive, throwing their lives to the roar of gunfire for...

Supporting independence movement through sports

Supporting independence movement through sports

October 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

LONDON — At Temple Pier in central London, English-accented Spanish and Catalan cheers echo down the Thames every Saturday night. The cheers in question emanate from Bar&Co, where the Penya Blaugrana London, a group of supporters group for the football — known as soccer in the United States —...

Spanish police, civilians clash in anti-austerity protest

Spanish police, civilians clash in anti-austerity protest

October 2, 2012


Filed under News

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people participated in a demonstration last week, calling for new elections and protesting the austerity measures in Spain. Spain is currently experiencing a high unemployment rate of 25 percent. Among the youth and population of more southern regions, this rate has...

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