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The Bucket List Challenge

The Bucket List Challenge

It was the last week of December 2016. And I could not help but think to myself, “I’m NOT making a New Year’s resolution this year.” Nothing against new year resolutions, but for me sometimes these new year goals start weighing more heavily on the HAVE TO side versus the WANT TO side. The average majority of resolutions usually lie within the following categories...

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

by Sophie Hilaire

“President Kim Il Sung is better than George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson — combined,” or so said President Jimmy Carter according to Mr. Lim, our North Korean tour guide, as he earnestly addressed our bus of 16 tourists in Pyongyang. I had no internet access (North Korea has their very own intranet), but didn’t need it to verify that President Carter never said that. I’m sure I failed to mask my amusement with my unconscious smirk and raised eyebrow...