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    Project Regurgitation: My Very 1st Meal in Europe

    So, one thing I realized when I was abroad: Pictures aren’t the only thing that carry a thousand stories; A lot of the time, we remembered what we did by the food we ate, and memories sift in from there. I became that girl that took pictures of her (our) food. And to cope with my abroad nostalgia, I’m sharing them bit-by-bit and creating a place where I can remember details via stomach. I’m also gathering these on Facebook, so I can have a one-stop collective album and matching narratives. Thanks for watching my slow and bittersweet regurgitation. Buon appetito! ——————– My Very First Meal in Europe | August 2010…

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    Senza Rimpianti: Moral & Pestle

    An incredible mentor & good friend recently asked me, via e-mail: “If you could summarize the changes you’ve gone through in the past 3 months, how would you do it?” I’ve surprised myself with my quick answer. (And my brevity; I practically had a hernia trying to come up with a senior quote in high school)

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    Travel Log: Galway, Ireland

    Travel Log is a series of posts that I’m typing out, word for word, from my personal written journal that I bring on trips. & Trust me: I write a lot. Don’t expect too much journalistic flair — This is typed straight from my trusty ol’ college ruled freewriting. No edits, no additions, no afterthoughts. It’s the closest possible thing I could think of to bringing you with me. ——————————-

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    Senza Rimpianti: Televisione Italiana

    I’m studying in Milano, which, I’ve found, is essentially the American equivalent of New York bustle mating with Hollywood hustle. It’s the communications capital of the Italy. Needless to say, once I got here, I went straight for the throat — I wanted to know the difference. So begins the first of a 3-part (so far) rant on what I’ve learned so far about Italian Television, Italian Journalism and, my personal favorite, Women in the Media. ——————————————-

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    Senza Rimpianti: Sneak Peek

    Programs from USA were bought and put on air to attract consumers (not an audience). The consequence was the introduction of hedonist values in the late 1980s and in the 1990s, glorifying urban excesses, consumption and glamour. — An excerpt from my TV & Communications in Milano class reading . Standby for full-on rant on all the mind-jumbling things I’ve learned about American vs. Italian media. This is what I came here to find. . PS: Wish me luck on my FIVE MIDTERMS this week! Don’t worry, I’m about as mad at it as I am about our Sorry-about-that, Let-us-make-it-up-to-you entirely-school-funded weekend trip to Tuscany this weekend. I’ll deal.

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    Senza Rimpianti: Homo Italianus

    The newest addition to my editing projects — this time, a super-quick-turnaround project (and by quick, I mean 3 hours) for our Italian Conversation & Cuisine Class. (Yup. It’s exactly as incredible as it sounds. For example, this is our midterm assignment, and tomorrow we’re cooking homemade pasta in an award-winning kitchen.) The assignment: To make an Italian PSA about the importance of eating healthy Mediterranean food. For non-Italiano speakers, what we’re getting at here is your classic Discovery Channel omnipotent-narrator episode. Consider the fact that these are in fact, real American boys, and real Italian boys that we begged 5 minutes before, in broken Italian. Judge not my English…

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    Travel Log: Cinque Terre

    Travel Log is a series of posts that I’m typing out, word for word, from my personal written journal that I bring on trips. & Trust me: I write a lot. Don’t expect too much journalistic flair — This is typed straight from my trusty ol’ college ruled freewriting. No edits, no additions, no afterthoughts. It’s the closest possible thing I could think of to bringing you with me. ——————————-