Tag Archives: Culture

At least we smile in the same language

American culture, as seen from the perspective of a Slovak exchange student Can you imagine a situation in which you did not know how to flush a toilet? Sounds ridiculous, right? Not if you are the victim of that event. Visiting a new country across the world may bring on …

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Kick start of CFE group meetings

Outside, the flecks of wintry white snow drift softly to the ground, coating the trees, tennis courts and clock tower in a thick layer of fluff. Students flock around large orange posters, then, with different destinations in mind, move off towards various areas of the school.  Today was the first …

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MOSAIC: Games Around the World

MOSAIC, a group dedicated to exploring racial identity at Minnehaha’s South Campus, held an event this past May 8th called “Games Around the World.” Kids ranging from grades preschool to eighth grade came together to celebrate diversity – the key focus on which MOSIAC stand on. “[MOSAIC] is a multicultural …

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Immersed in a diverse world

Just by taking a look around you there are a kaleidoscope of cultures. How can knowing your background help you to understand others? French amity Omaima Feriani has a fondness for weddings, and the traditions that come with them. Maybe it’s her youth that makes her enjoy the celebration, or …

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Losing a language: what’s at stake?

“You can’t separate language and culture,” said Program Director Louise Matson of the Division of Indian Work (DIW), a branch of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. The loss of native language has been an increasingly difficult issue among Native American communities. “When we’re losing our language, we’re losing our …

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Seeing through Twilight

What's behind the appeal of a best-selling book and movie built around ... vampires?

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