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Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Many people have looked at the economic issues as the main reason to vote “yes” or “no” in the upcoming referendum. However, I do not see the issue as one of economics or politics, but rather an issue of identity. If there were an all-inclusive British cultural identity, Scotland would[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

When I landed in Edinburgh 10 days ago, I expected to be bombarded with referendum propaganda. I anticipated people shouting on street corners, shoving pamphlets in my face and banners plastered on every lamppost and shop window. To my surprise, besides the occasional “YES” or “NO” posters, that has not[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

When I found out I would be studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, I popped in my “Braveheart” DVD and gathered my blue war paint and tartan scarf that had been hanging in my closet since my 11th birthday. This was what Scotland was about — a[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Give Unity Another Chance

Give Unity Another Chance

Being the politically minded Georgetown student that I am, when I studied at the University of Edinburgh, it did not take long into a conversation with my Scottish friends for us to turn to the topic of independence and the referendum taking place today. I was eager to get the[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

A Semester of Arts and Ingenuity in Edinburgh

While writing this column, I’m currently sitting at the epicenter of an explosion of clothes in my childhood bedroom. The collage of photographs, magazine cut-outs and concert tickets plastering my walls, in combination with the overflowing pile of ancient travel books and European pocket change on my desk, only adds[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews, Scotland

While working through the preliminary details of my impending arrival in St. Andrews, Scotland, — discovering which courses I would be taking and where I would be living — I encountered an unexpected road bump: I was expected to have a roommate. Having a roommate didn’t exactly fit into my[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized