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Feeling Contemplative

I think that today it really hit me that I’m somewhere different from every other place I’ve ever been before. Casablanca isn’t like any other place. The call to prayer sounds five times a day. The architecture is completely different from everywhere else. I think that my first impressions when I’m abroad are usually how… Read more »

Sick, Yet Again

Imagine, for a moment, that you are deep in a peaceful sleep. You are relaxed after a long day, dreams floating through your mind. Then, you feel a pressure in your stomach, and you turn so that you can relax. But the pressure doesn’t go away. You wake up to the pain, but everything still… Read more »

Casablanca

Hello from Casa! I’m writing this to you while eating a cookie in a host family’s apartment in Casablanca. It’s a new host family, just for a night, while we spend the weekend here. They have a gorgeous multi-level apartment. Click to enlarge any photo. Today we went to visit Addictest’s counterpart in Casablanca, and… Read more »

Language is Water

I’ve found the adolescence I always wanted in my adulthood. Growing up, the idea of going wherever I want, whenever I want, with my friends has finally come true. In my adulthood I’ve found a community thicker than the thieves who stole my childhood, who bullied it out from under me. This trip to Morocco… Read more »

Intro

I will be analyzing the splash dynamics of a Newtonian mixture and colloidal suspensions in the Driscoll Physics Lab. Splashing is a meaningful area of study due to its relevance in art, technology, and nature. First, one can understand how the physical properties of paint residue produce the final appearance of a painting by analyzing drop patterns in watercolor… Read more »

My Feet Hurt: I Think I Walked All of Rabat Today

I meant to post this yesterday, but I got so tired that I ended up falling asleep. So here it is, a day late. I had my first day of classes yesterday! The morning was stressful because we had to coordinate getting me to the building where I’ll be taking  classes. We called the coordinator,… Read more »