Post Tagged with: "france"

SHRINATH: A Time for Reflection, Dialogue

SHRINATH: A Time for Reflection, Dialogue

French fierte is subtler than American pride. Flags are not omnipresent, the national anthem does not play before every sporting event and spontaneous chants of “F-R-A-N-C-E” do not break out, well, ever. The French are more confident and assured, so proud of their superior culture that they don’t even need[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

FIEGE: FIBA Versus FIFA

Ask anyone how they spent the summer of 2014, and you will likely hear them mention how they watched the FIFA World Cup. Whether it was the gripping draw between Portugal and the United States, which drew more views in North America than any game of the NBA finals, or[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
Charting Stalinism’s Rise in Post-WWI France

Charting Stalinism’s Rise in Post-WWI France

In a lecture focused on the political changes in Europe following World War I, Andrew Sobanet, chair of the French department, examined the rise of Stalinist thought in France during the early 20th century Thursday. The lecture, held in the Intercultural Center, was part of the “War to End All Wars” series organized[Read More…]

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
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A Taste of France

While studying abroad in France, I unsurprisingly spent a lot of time thinking about food. Sometimes I was trying to figure out ways I’d be able to bring some of my new French favorites home with me, and at other times I was trying to adapt my American favorites to[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France

In the television show “30 Rock,” there is a scene in which Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) has to get rid of her favorite sandwich before going through airport security, so she shoves it all in her mouth and shouts, “I can have it all!” I was reminded of this scene[Read More…]

by December 10, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Before coming to study in Lyon, France, I didn’t exactly have a realistic vision of how my abroad experience would turn out. I found that reality sometimes varies greatly from expectations, especially in regard to the accessibility of peanut butter. My first misguided assumption was that I would touch down[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Nantes, France

Nantes, France

I look up at the million shards of light that dance before me and breathe deeply, taking in the speechless grandeur of the Eiffel Tower. Pausing, I think to myself: “This is it! This is what I will tell people about study abroad.” And then abruptly, I stop. It’s true[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized
French Market Brings Europe to Georgetown

French Market Brings Europe to Georgetown

Sometimes you don’t have to take a plane to get to France — all you have to do is walk. This Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road will transform into a Parisian neighborhood, complete with a European-style open market.[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments The Guide

French Gypsy Policy Raises Tough Questions

FENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY has been attracting a lot of hostile attention lately – even some hackneyed comparisons to Adolf Hitler – for his policies concerning the Roma population in France. Since midsummer, the Sarkozy administration has sent hundreds, possibly thousands, of Roma packing under the guise of voluntary repatriation.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

French Burqa Ban Represents Islamophobia

The debate over Islam’s place in France has been at the forefront of national conversation in the past six years. The climax came 10 days ago when the French National Assembly approved a bill that severely infringes upon religious expression. Last Tuesday, the French government passed a hotly contested ban[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Opinion