Today’s post comes to us from Jemince, or “Jem” for short. Jem is an English/Chinese translation student from Beijing, and recently arrived at Binghamton University to study comparative literature. If that weren’t enough, she’s also independently studying law in anticipation for her return to China. She describes herself as a sociable person who likes meeting…

Well, that was interesting. Since October 1st, the U.S. government has been on partial shutdown. That means a lot of different things, but most relevant for us is that since about 11:30am last Tuesday, I have been officially furloughed as an employee at the Voice of America. You may have seen a couple posts we…

Today’s post is from Sisbusisiwe Mukwakwami, a very talented freshman student studying at the University of California Berkeley. Sibusisiwe is from Zimbabwe and last year won a national prize in that country’s Black History essay competition, among other honors. She’s currently exploring several areas of study, including Economics, Literature and Molecular Biology. It’s 6.30 am…