Author Archive for: ‘Olivia Cohen’

Bomb threat on campus raises alarm and concerns about emergency procedures

Bomb threat on campus raises alarm and concerns about emergency procedures

Tuesday morning, students at the College of Charleston were sent a Cougar Alert stating that there was a bomb found …

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Blog from Abroad: A few of my favorite things

Blog from Abroad: A few of my favorite things

My blog post last week dumped on Ghana a little bit. So to balance that, my blog post this week is …

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Blog from abroad: Homesickness and the little things

Blog from abroad: Homesickness and the little things

Lately, I’ve found myself counting down the days until I can go home. It’s not that I don’t like it …

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Blog from Abroad: Musings from a crossroads

Blog from Abroad: Musings from a crossroads

Last week marked the halfway point of my time in Ghana. Nine weeks down, nine more to go. Yet it …

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Blog from Abroad: Colonial education in a neocolonial world

Blog from Abroad: Colonial education in a neocolonial world

During my initial six weeks in Ghana, the 15 international students and I were the only undergraduates on campus. The …

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Blog from abroad: Reconceptuatlizing the third-world

Blog from abroad: Reconceptuatlizing the third-world

*Pardon the slight delay of this week’s blog; Olivia was after all, without internet for a while. Today, for the …

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Blog from abroad: peace, love and red red

Blog from abroad: peace, love and red red

This post is exclusively about food. Often when I Skype with friends and family back home, they ask me, “So …

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Blog from abroad: they call me ‘obruni’

Blog from abroad: they call me ‘obruni’

The other day at lunch, I accidentally made a baby cry. I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary – …

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Blog from abroad: a desperate quest for coffee

Blog from abroad: a desperate quest for coffee

My favorite lavender scented lotion rests on my bedside table in Georgia, made from fair-trade shea butter and coconut oil …

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Blog from Abroad: On Being an Accidental Religious Ambassador

Blog from Abroad: On Being an Accidental Religious Ambassador

Walking through the streets of Cape Coast, a mid-sized city propelled to existence by the fishing industry, it is obvious …

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Blog from Abroad: Domestic Foreign Culture and Delightful Detours

Blog from Abroad: Domestic Foreign Culture and Delightful Detours

Walking down the busy city street, a multitude of languages tickled my ears, from the smooth trills of French to …

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Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of the Physical Plant and Grounds

Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of the Physical Plant and Grounds

The Physical Plant and Grounds Department at the College of Charleston are responsible for the maintenance of all non-Residence Buildings …

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