Blogging the World

Healthy Italian Ricotta Dessert

I am in a constant battle between satisfying my sweet tooth and maintaining a healthy diet to remain “in-shape”. It’s a struggle many people face on a daily basis because … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment

A Tradition of Ruins

As the birthplace of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, Athens is home to the oldest Olympic stadium in the world. Since then, there have been over 20 Olympic … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Waltzing through the Night at a Viennese Ball

  ONE, two three, ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three is repeated over and over in my mind as I twirled around the ballroom. The orchestra played waltz after waltz … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Alain Ducasse, Renowned French Chef

When you think of France, a few things come to mind: Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, sitting down for a coffee at a quaint little Cafe, and the beautiful … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Airports in Hell

    Last summer, I was lucky enough to be able to check off one of my top 5 bucket list items: Backpacking Europe. I took a six week trip … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a Comment

StarCraft in Korean culture

Video game culture in South Korea is often quite distinct from its western counterpart. Among the most popular video games in the United States are Call of Duty, Halo, and … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Pegida and the Future of Islam in Germany

The movement called Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) has dominated headlines in Germany for months. News reports and blog posts have quieted down in February, so … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Vaginas connect cultures, end violence

Vagina. I know, it’s a scary word, right? But why? Why are we all scared of a body part? Think of how bizarre it would be if people reacted the … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Stromae – the maestro of international pop

My high school French teacher was an interesting woman. At the time I knew her, she had beaten cancer no fewer than three times, claimed to have a gift in … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Vladimir Putin: The Man and the Meme

Few world leaders are as easily recognizable as Russian President Vladimir Putin.  His unique looks, as well as his antics, have made him a favorite subject for many silly jokes … Continue reading

May 19, 2014

Europe: baseball’s next hotbed

Editor’s Note: Philip Joens is a business journalism major at the University of Missouri. In his free time he collects baseballs and writes his blog “Adventures of a Future Sportswriter”. Today he tells … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

Swedish DJ bridges gap between global EDM and American popular music

Swedish DJ Avicii burst upon the music scene in 2011 with his breakout single Levels but it was this past summer that the musician took the world by storm with the lead … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

Bierocks, Vegetarian Style

As my possibly indefinite move to Germany is rapidly, almost scarily approaching, I’ve been mulling over all of the seemingly innumerable possibilities that living there will provide me with: an … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

What It’s Like To Graduate Abroad

In just a few short days, I will walk across the stage, shake hands with the dean, be handed a blank diploma holder, and put my tassel on the other … Continue reading

May 17, 2014