Month: December 2016

Advice for Everyone Going Abroad Next Semester

This time last year, I was preparing to go to Italy for a semester. I was feeling so many emotions–fear, excitement, anticipation–and I was so ready to embark on a new adventure. In honor of that, here is my advice for everyone going abroad next semester. You will be terrified, and that’s okay. Bring more […]

Nadia Villafuertes

One of the things I love the most about OU is the wide range of international events that are offered by the different colleges on campus. This fall, the OU Humanities Forum invited Nadia Villafuerte, a Mexican author, to come and host a creative writing workshop. Afterword, she and my professor, Dr. Julie Ward, held a […]

An Interview with a Spanish Major

What’s your name, major, and classification? Maegan Brewer, I’m a Spanish Pre-Physical Therapy major with an HES minor, and I’m a sophomore. Why did you choose to major in Spanish? Because I have a passion for the Spanish language and culture and, being pre-PT, I hope to be able to serve more people better because I’m […]

Maria Llena Eres de Gracia (Mary Full of Grace)

In my Conversational Spanish class this semester, my professor required us to watch several movies in Spanish, each with a difficult yet relevant topic. One of these movies was Maria Llena Eres de Gracia, which translates to “Mary Full of Grace.” It’s a movie depicting the harsh realities of the international drug trade and the devastation […]