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Views of Barcelona and Teruel in Spain

Experience of a lifetime: my travels through Spain

The first time you visit Spain, it may seem as if you’ve arrived in a century long past. Located in Southwestern Europe, Spain has plenty to offer travelers in search of art, history and excellent food. View more

Lost The Receipt, Don’t Return Your Pets

You adopt a cat. You spend fabulous years with that fluffy ball of fur, but after some time “Simba” is not as active or young as he used to be. Because of this, you are obligated to take special care of him and buy him medicines and other things to make your pet feel better. View more


Makeup is Optional, Female Autonomy is Not

Alicia Keys doesn’t want to wear makeup anymore, and that’s a problem for society. The award-winning songwriter has performed at the Democratic National Convention and the MTV Video Music Awards without a hint of face paint. View more

YouTubers Push Limits With Upsetting Pranks

During the summer, I became part of the growing number of people that enjoy watching YouTube videos in their free time. View more


Is it ‘America’ or ‘The United States of America?’

I’m from the Dominican Republic, and one of the things that surprised me when I arrived in this country was hearing people call The United States of America by the name “America.” View more


In love with my afro hair

Taking the step to let my hair grow naturally, just as it is, has not only increased my confidence, but it’s made me a firm believer that “image” doesn’t have the value we tend to give it. View more

International student experiences Gasparilla for the first time


As an international student, attending Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Festival for the first time was an excellent way to see how the people here celebrate. View more


Challenges for international students

As an international student, one of the first things to learn is how to be independent in a foreign country. View more


Violence and the media: Who is the enemy?

Without a doubt, we live in an era of every man for himself. We simply don’t care or pay attention to what happens to others, as long as it doesn’t happen to us. View more


Culture shock: American attire and lifestyle differences

On my first day at USF St. Petersburg, I was shocked. “Do you really wear those clothes when you go to class?” I thought to myself. View more


Welcome to the United States

How can you describe the feelings you get when you enter the unknown? How do you describe that your heart is full of excitement and fear, but that you have to continue in order to accomplish your goals? View more

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