A note on Obesity and Perspective

The United States notoriously gained recognition as the international hub of fast food, trans-fat, and supersizes. That title, alongside the obesity rates, is not exactly a cultural tidbit that urges me to break out in the chorus of “I’m Proud to be an American.”  I plead guilty to channeling hatred…

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The Social Scene

Stereotypically, Dublin is branded by a lively pub scene and a devotion to Guinness beer and Jameson whiskey.  From my time so far, I can confidently attest that this Irish trademark is often reinforced.  The Irish consume alcohol quite frequently and leisurely, and it’s just as common to be asked…

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Everyone is Irish on March 17th

On St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the streets literally turn green and flood with leprechauns.  Beginning at sunrise, tourists and Irish-folk alike don green tights, tall hats, and costume beards, as they prepare to trek through Dublin searching for gold at the bottom of a Guinness pint. Although categorized as…

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A Day in Bray

Without fail, every Irish native I speak with asks me if I’ve seen the “real Ireland.”   To the natives, the true nature of Ireland is not found in the hustle and bustle of Dublin, but in the quiet villages that make up the southern and western regions of the island. …

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A Change in the Air

A new air began drifting into my DCU suite two weeks ago, creating a slight chill and gradually gaining momentum.  This can only mean one thing: internship phase. The Dublin Internship Program at Boston University comprises of two phases: core classes and internship.  During the core classes (part one), all…

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Howth: A Fisherman’s Paradise

For the last two months, I’ve been praying for a sunny Sunday to travel to Howth, a charming fishing village in Dublin Bay.  Today I suffered a rude awakening as the calendar flipped to April, meaning that my Dublin chronicles were reaching the finale.  I looked out the window to…

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