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Veronika Legkobitova: Laboratory Work

For two of my classes, I have to do work in a lab. The first lab class is an individual project. My partner and I meet with a professor on campus and do work for their lab. We chose to work on a project that uses acoustic levitation. Basically, there is an apparatus that produces ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Stereotypes vs. Reality

  The following entry addresses a subject which many would try their best to avoid at all costs as to prevent criticism or controversy, but one which I will willingly discuss openly and honestly: stereotypes. In the United States, we are inundated with diversity, and, therefore, strive to neutralize any distinguishing features of a foreign ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Engineering

I hope the title of this entry isn’t too misleading, but this will be more of an expository of my current thoughts on engineering (and, thereby, life itself) in the context of my current location: Germany. So it’s week six of my term abroad in Germany. I’m still going strong as a soulless robot and ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: Bochum Campus

May Day is a holiday that is celebrated by much of Europe. In German, it is more of an International Worker’s Day. Everybody has off of work and school, and all of the stores are closed. It is similar to America’s Labor Day. A few other students and I decided to take this opportunity to ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: Weekend in Berlin

The past weekend, a few others and I made a rash decision and decided to go to Berlin for 2 days. That is not a very long time to go to such a big city and buying tickets last minute is never the cheapest option, but we still decided that it would be a great ...

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Carl Huebner: Bochum Fußball!

This weekend I had the opportunity of attending my first European Fußball game. I’m really not very into any specific sport in the states, let alone European fußball, but I told myself I would never turn down new opportunities while in Germany. One of my roommates, born and raised in the Bochum area is a ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Campus Life as an Exchange Student

  Being an exchange student is much different from being a student at one’s home university. Usually, exchange students tend to stick around with each other, rather than making local friends and acquaintances, because we have the shared experience of being in a new and unfamiliar place, whereas local students are generally content with their ...