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Señorita Spanglish: Study Abroad in Spain

By: Abby Stanley I officially believe in the saying, “dreams really do come true,” as cliché as that may be.  Ever since I was a junior in high school, I said I would study abroad.  I never thought it would actually happen, but I’m here. I am in Spain! The first two days we have spent in the capital of ...

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From Russia with Love: We’ve Made It

By: Gisele Greaux Здравствуйте (Strasvuytche)! That’s Russian for hello. It’s been awhile since I’ve last written but it has been non-stop action since we took off. It was a long journey, we left Atlanta at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28 and arrived in St. Petersburg around noon on Saturday (8 p.m. EST). Despite the long flight and layover in ...

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Additive Noise: Whitewater Rafting and Dessert Pizza

By: Rebecka McAleer Welcome back, readers! Today I’m being boring, sitting in the office working on some mass duplication. But never fear!—I have some fun stories for you nonetheless! After leaving the South Georgia Annual Conference, there was one last annual conference on my list for this summer: Kentucky. The Kentucky Annual Conference is held in Covington, Ken., which is about ...

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Study Abroad in Paris: Bonjour de Paris

By: Taylor York I woke up yesterday morning with nearly every emotion combined: sadness, excitement, fear, anxiety, confusion. It was the day I had been waiting to come for months, and it didn’t even seem real. I said goodbye to the small slice of this world I call home to embark on one of the biggest adventures I may ever ...

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Life in PR: Working under high stress

The past few weeks in the Chamber for me have been kind of up and down. After three weeks of fun, the tone for one day turned a little darker. Wrapping up the day on May 31, with Varian Brown, Director of Economic Development, I was here when he received a phone call that his grandmother had passed away. Personally, ...

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Study Abroad: Preparing for Mother Russia

By: Gisele Greaux Panic. Pure panic. That’s how I felt last week when I realized that I would soon be in a foreign country where I won’t know anyone, I can’t speak the language, and I don’t exactly have the funds to do all the things that I want to do. I also realized I haven’t done much research like ...

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SPECRacing: 24 Hours of Le Mans’ 90th run

There’s few things in the world that compare to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the annual twice-around-the-clock endurance test in France, that is celebrating its 90th running this year. It has survived two World Wars, several strikes, idiotic rule changes, and the worst accident in the history of sports, and it still thrives to this day. This weekend, about ...

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Life in PR: The first week as an intern

When I first received the Media Intern position at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, I was excited to be constantly surrounded by business professionals and an environment that only breeds success. Until I started… As a classically trained journalist, I found out the media interns do a substantial amount of public relations work. No two letters in the English ...

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GNTV: Travelling from Oklahoma City to Macon, Ga.

Hello readers! So much has happened since my last posting! Today I’m in my hometown of Macon, Ga. for the South Georgia Annual Conference. An “annual conference” is a yearly meeting of a Methodist Church district. Each church sends a clergy (an official or “ordained” pastor) and a lay (non-pastor) delegate from their home church or Methodist organization, and they ...

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SPECRacing: Why Sunday night’s races matter

Every year, nothing rivals the Sunday before Memorial Day in the world of sport like racing. All day, the top racing drivers in the world compete in some of the biggest races on the planet. The start of the day features the Grand Prix between the houses at Monaco, where F1 drivers try to battle a tricky track – and ...

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