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The Girl Who Blogs During the Ballet

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

You know, I thought I saw it all, but nothing can describe this. “Hey, mate, whatcha doing there?” “Blogging,” she replies, “I’m two weeks late on a blog post for my online class.” “But, here?” “I don’t see why not,” she responds, “It’s not like I’m doing anything. I have twenty minutes until they’re back on stage.” Brianna is truly …

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Hey Laura

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 12. Strangers, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

“Hey Laura!” “What’s good mate?” “I was wondering if it’s too late for me to sign up for the NRL game?” “Ah, you just missed it. Didn’t you read the email?” Laura looks to the frat boy, pestering her once again. Blond hair swept in low carefree ponytail, Laura looks up from behind the monitor. Student Life Assistant by day, …

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Australian Political Pot Pie

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Sydney by BriannaLeave a Comment

So what’s cooking politically in Australia? A lot of what’s been cooking around the world. Australia in the past couple of years has seen a shift towards the conservative right. Their Liberal Party which would be the equivalent to our Republican Party, recently replaced a sitting Prime Minister with another mid-term. The current Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was the replacement. …

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Land of the ‘Mates’

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 2. Languages, Sydney by Brianna2 Comments

Botton mentions the word “exotic” and its early connotations. He says, “In the first half of the nineteenth century, the term became synonymous with the Middle East.” Later it was “the Orient.” Growing up with a Caribbean background, different English dialects were exotic to me, the Australian accent being one of them. For some unknown reason, I have always been …