Somehow, I always gravitate to the Colombian crowd at the OU Cousins event. This year, I was gonna branch out. Maybe meet some Italians to practice my new language? But there she was. Sabina Piñeros Torres. Bogotá, Colombia. I actually met her the semester prior but didn’t realize she’d be staying another year in Oklahoma.… Continue reading Colombia Continues to Provide Stellar Cousins
The Eve of Nations is an annual event where student groups from different countries present their culture through music, dancing and costumes. Over 20 countries are represented at the show. Some, like the Indian Student Association, fill up the stage. Others only feature a couple students. It’s incredible to see how many cultures come together… Continue reading Eve of Nations
The Colombian Student Association presents Colombia Night; an annual event that showcases some of the best Colombia has to offer. The evening starts with some traditional Colombian cuisine (let’s make plátanos a thing in America). We gather in the event center at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norman to chow down before heading to the OU… Continue reading COLSA: Food, Shows and One Heck of a Party
They say when you learn a new language, you discover a new part of yourself. This fall, I started Italian and now I like expensive cheese? Yep. The College of Arts and Sciences hosts a week of events to celebrate the culture of many of the languages taught at the University of Oklahoma. Italy Week… Continue reading Pasta, Nutella and Expensive Cheese
Four girls represent three continents in one apartment. I decided to live with exchange students this year. My first semesters at OU, I was always at the international socials, meeting some of my closest friends and realized that the best way to spend the most time with my favorite people on campus is to live… Continue reading 24/7 International Experience
But the dance kind of salsa. The OU Latin Dance Club hosted the annual Havana Nights Salsa Ball, and it was a blast. The night started with an informal dance lesson to teach the amateurs the basic steps of salsa and bachata. After the hour of step-by-step instructions, the ballroom floor opened for anyone brave… Continue reading More Friendship Credits to Salsa
The University of Oklahoma Foreign Film Club (FFC) is proof that all you need is Netflix and some good buddies (the pizza is a bonus) to open your eyes to the wonders of ~international films~ Other countries are pretty explicit about their current states, whether it shines a negative or positive light on their home. We… Continue reading Why I’m Starting To Hate American Movies
The Colombian Student Association put on an End of the Year Latin Party. Now, let me tell you about my history with Latin dancing. In high school, I took a few classes through my Spanish program on salsa. In a room of gringos, I wasn’t all that bad. When I went to a party with… Continue reading My Hips Don’t Lie…Anymore.
Ok, it is actually a real show, but I attended an event on an OU scale. Let me tell ya, there are a lot of gnarly aspects to the Arab culture. The dancing. My friend and I were watching these girls belly dance gawking at the core strength it must take. I mean, I can… Continue reading Arab’s Got Talent
And believe it or not, we all create it. EVERY DAY. Rose George is what you may call a “curious journalist,” acknowledging overlooked issues, and talking about them. She introduces poop with addressing the stigma. We keep our defecation behind closed doors. But what about in these third world countries where the diseases of feces… Continue reading It’s Smelly, It’s Brown, It’s Poop.