So you’re going to the philharmonic with your host mom for the first time, and you’re making small talk along the way. She asks you if you’re dating anyone, and you say her, you have a boyfriend. She then jumps to the conclusion that “boyfriend” means “husband” and asks “so how long have you been […]
Hello wonderful Willametonians! When it comes to holidays not typically celebrated in the United States, Russia has a whole calendar of them. Literally. Russia follows the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar\Julian calendar as well as the Gregorian calendar (which is the calendar Westerners use). An example of this would be how Russia celebrates New Year’s Day […]
Привет/Privet dear readers! I must say, I had no idea that the floor is hot lava in Russia (remember those primary school days), and that the rugs go on the wall. Yet, this is one of the many lessons I have stowed away in my mental archives since embarking on a study abroad to Russia. […]
Dear faithful readers, It is that time of year once again: the school year is coming to a end, and many of our wonderful contributors must fly home to their respective countries. For our last issue of the year, please enjoy this touching collection of farewell articles, wherein our authors speak about American stereotypes and […]
Culture is served! Indulge in a bite! Take a seat at our table and sample some multicultural cuisine. Our amazing chefs have prepared for you recipes from all around the world in their articles discussing some of their favorite dishes. Globally, food is a reason to gather, a reason to connect, and a reason to overcome cultural […]
As a staunch believer of the saying “I live to eat” rather than the survival concept “I eat to live”, I am grateful to be born in Singapore. Singapore is commonly known as the ‘food paradise’ in the Southeast Asian. The diverse selection of Singapore foods is the reflection of the country’s unique multi-racial tradition. […]
About cheese… When you think of Switzerland, you might think of expensive watches, greedy bankers, lush alpine pastures with grazing cows and… cheese! Indeed, cheese plays such an important part in our culture in that we eat it throughout the day: for breakfast, Swiss like to eat freshly baked bread with butter and a hearty […]
Dear Bearcats, We would like to welcome our new contributors Jason Wu from China and Haruka Takahashi from Japan! To introduce the WWN’s sexiest topic yet: Sex in your culture. This topic is extremely important and is being talked about worldwide. In addition, sex is controversial and a taboo in several cultures. Social constructs around […]
Privet, friends! So, normally I try to bring a personal connection into my WWN articles, but I doubt that when you scrolled to this entry today, you were intent on hearing details of my sex life ;). Instead, let’s look into Russian views of sex and sexuality as they exist today.
My house in Medellín is located right next to the hospital in which all the pregnant women who have access to the social health program – which is basically focused on providing health benefits to the people with less economic resources in the country – go in order to receive antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care. […]
What’s up y’all! I was looking forward to this topic for a while because it’s always funny to see how people react to sex. First thing I want to say is that sex is talked about nowadays in China, at least among young people. I never get it why people of the same age of […]
Welcome back dear Willamette community! We wanted to celebrate the start off this new semester and our tenth anniversary by showing you our best moves! Thus, we present to you a variety of wonderful stories about dance from all over the world! Dance is an expression of history and culture, and many people at Willamette […]
First of all, happy super bowl weekend! Hope you all had a good time, Seahawks fans! Here’s a set of videos illustrating my perspertive on music from my region of the world!
Colombia is a very diverse country in which music is deeply embedded in the culture and the traditions. As a result of the diversification of rhythms, sounds, and influences, Colombian dances have considerable variations. From one region to another, and taking into account different aspects such as weather conditions, African heritage, proximity to the Pacific […]