The Magic of Tradition

by Christine Anderson Tradition has a lot of names: superstition, ritual, custom, mores… It can affect what we do, the way we interact with the world, and sometimes even our success. Today I said goodbye to Scotland. The only person in my study abroad class still in the country, I had an entire day to kill in … Continue reading The Magic of Tradition



by Samuel Shoemaker-Trejo Old (adj.) Old English ald (Anglian), eald (West Saxon) ‘aged, antique, primeval; elder, experienced,’ from Proto-Germanic *althaz ‘grown up, adult’ (source also of Old Frisian ald, Gothic alþeis, Dutch oud, German alt), originally a past participle stem of a verb meaning ‘grow, nourish’ (compare Gothic alan ‘to grow up,’ Old Norse ala ‘to … Continue reading Birmingham

No Pasa Nada: A Spanish Cultural Perspective

by Shayla Brooks Exploring the UNM Honors Study Abroad Program, Conexiones Like any other travel or study abroad, Conexiones was a one of a kind, life-changing experience. But as with all adventures, the beginning was daunting.  All of a sudden, the things learned in Spanish classes became irrelevant in real life situations when I realized … Continue reading No Pasa Nada: A Spanish Cultural Perspective