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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, hasta luego! »

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 the preconceived [...]

初めてでいっぱいの毎日;My life in the US is full of many new things everyday. »

Hi all,
I cannot believe that this is the last article I will write. Before I came to the US, I had a stereotypical image of the US. For example people living in the US eat hamburgers everyday, everyone is proud of their country and nationality, and they don’t care about other people at all. I know this sounds like a negative point of view,  but the point is that I didn’t know much [...]

Tschüß Willamette und danke für alles! »

Dear Willamette Community,
I cannot believe it, but my year at Willamette has come to an end. It has been a great experience and I have met many amazing people during my stay on the lovely West Coast of the United States. For me this wasn’t the first time that I have spent a longer period [...]

Thank you and Goodbye! »

My experience in the United States is divided in two periods of my life: the first one as a child; the second one as an adult.
Spending two years of my life in a small town in Kentucky, learning English and learning to adapt to a whole different place was no easy task. I learned that [...]

Adios Willamette! »

While I was in Bolivia, I “knew” the United States through the movies and the news. I had an image of a very violent place where anybody can have a gun, a place with many drug users and drug dealers, and place with a high level of promiscuity of its youth; consequently, it was not [...]

Take a Bite for Your Break! »

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 [...]

Food in Switzerland: 9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the tenth is lying »

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 slice [...]

What Kind of Japanese Food Would you Like? »

Hi all,
Food Food Food! I am sorry I was so excited about this topic. Since I came to US, have met people who live all over the world and like Japanese food like Sushi, Sashimi and Udon. However today I am going to tell you about Japanese foods that you do not know yet, but [...]

Bolivian Dishes »

The Bolivian cuisine varies with the geography of the country. The ingredients of the Bolivian cuisine are one-hundred percent organic, mainly because the production of agriculture products are not for export, all of these products are for the internal market. There are many reasons for that situation, but those reasons are not the topics of [...]

Food, Glorious Food »

Hello Willamette! Long time no write!
I’m afraid this is going to be my last contribution to WWN so I better make it as tasty as possible, no?
As it happens, food is one of my great passions in life; whether it is eating, feeding, making or simply looking at food. (Google Images is both a blessing [...]

¡Lunes papas! »

By studying a year abroad, I did not imagine how much food would affect my homesickness. Just like Popeye´s song claims, in the film version with Robin Williams, “Everything is food”, food is an important factor that concerns our daily habits. What I miss the most about food at home is the role it plays [...]

Sex in Your Culture »

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 sexual practices differ [...]

Gender or Sex? »

Hi all,
Hope you are looking forward to reading my article.
This topic is kind of hard for me to talk about in public. But maybe we need to talk about it sometime and think about it seriously even in public. I will tell you “How socially acceptable is sex?” and “How does it affect my country’s [...]

Teenage Pregnancy in Japan »

Teenage pregnancy rate in Japan is 4%! Surprisingly, Japan has the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the world according to unicef. Before I looked it up, I thought it must be higher that it is because I think sex education in Japan is not enough.The only time when I got sex education was at schools which are [...]