Snapshots

Peter Sheng

Class of 2012

I’ve had the opportunity to soak up the local culture and travel to some eye-opening locations. Here in Xela, I have gone to soccer games where the fans get so crazy and excited that they set off firecrackers literally in...

Patrick Short

Class of 2013

Culture is often spoken of as an iceberg. There is a portion left above the water that is readily accessible and easily discovered (i.e. food, dress, holiday traditions), but the vast majority of culture is hidden just below the surface,...

Libby Rodenbough

Class of 2013

It’s people singin’ and dancin’ and playin’ together in the spirit of a common tradition. It’s an animated, acoustic homage to the lives and rituals of our predecessors. That might sound a bit too schmaltzy or fuddy-duddy for your taste,...

Joel Hage

Class of 2013

There’s no other place on earthwhere the salty air of the aqua blue Mediterranean sea blends with the crisp mountain air of cedar forests. I’ve never seen such clear water, such flower-covered valleys, such majestic trees, such enormous waterfalls. I’ve...

Greg Randolph

Class of 2012

Such is Kathmandu. On the surface, it screams with all the elements that make Asian societies daunting to Westerners: inundating crowds, strange customs (cows can cross any road any time and old men come running to offer tikka), dangerous traffic patterns,...

David Baron

Class of 2012

By focusing on something right in front of you, your service is more effective. It’s a more sustainable process. h3. The Daily Tar Heel *Junior’s HOPE garden to help the homeless* _By Rebecca Putterman_ While other students attempt to absorb...