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Why the Spanish Language Is as Relevant as Ever

By Sean Patrick Hopwood | Published: October 15, 2019

​Why study Spanish? How many reasons do you need? Sean Patrick Hopwood of Day Translations, Inc. extols the virtues and myriad applications of this truly global language.

Cultivating Conscious Global Culture

By Lizzie Shutt | Published: October 3, 2019

Horticulture science student Lizzie Shutt discusses the interconnectedness of humans and nature, and how to honor that connection in daily living.

Peace in Our Time

By Dave Oprava | Published: October 1, 2019

Rededication of the Peace Site on Turtle River Lake

What is peace, really? This week, Dave Oprava discusses peace as freedom from fear, and how we overcome fear of the unknown by forming connections with those who are different from us.

Stereotypes and Shortcuts

By Victoria J. Mora | Published: September 24, 2019

Victoria J. Mora, president of United World College-USA, explores the function and challenges of stereotypes. Our brains seek to identify patterns in the behavior of the people around us, but relying too heavily on our stereotypes can limit our connections with the same people we seek to understand.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre Oriental

By Marshall S. Berdan | Published: September 17, 2019

Once the richest silver mining city in the world, Guanajuato–now a UNESCO World Heritage Site—still dazzles. It is also the site of the first pitched battle in Mexico’s War of Independence, fought 109 years ago this month.

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