Dewi Sant Celebrations Herald Spring

Homesick in the land of rugby

"Homesick in the land of rugby" is an op-ed article I wrote for the MAIJ postgraduate student newspaper. In the days following the Patriot’s victory in Super Bowl XLIV, while envisioning all the nachos I missed out on, I took the opportunity to express my homesickness in journalistic form. Enjoy.  

LLANFAIRPWLL…

Yesterday I wrote a 31 word research question. I removed my hands from the keyboard and could distinctly hear my professor’s mantra: cut down the word count. After reading it aloud and crowd sourcing editing skills from my friends seated around me I narrowed the focus down to 18 words. (Hooray!) As I work to …

Retreat at Gregynog Hall

FUNDamental Differences

In the United States education is expensive. Over four years of private high school, another four of undergraduate coursework, and one graduate-level online course my studies have required upwards of $5,000 worth of textbooks, novels, dictionaries, and other reading materials. One of many fees on top of tuition. Enter Cardiff University, from this Yankee’s perspective, …

Cardiff Bay

Cheers

It’s been five days and I am thrilled to be acclimating to the city of Cardiff and patiently awaiting the start of classes and life as a postgraduate student. On my first day, only hours after disembarking a propeller plane from Dublin, the taxi driver who brought me to Tesco tried to teach me a …

a la Cardiff

  Bon voyage! Adios! Sayonara! Too da loo! Ffarwell!   No, I didn’t misspell farewell. Ffarwell is goodbye in Welsh. In two weeks I’m leaving for the year-long International Journalism Master’s Degree program at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales.   I want to make a difference. I want to be involved in what’s happening in …