What does it really mean for Seattle — a city with wealth and resources — to have a homeless "emergency?" (Photo courtesy Matthew Jacobson.)

Everyone in Seattle is homeless for the holidays

What does it really mean for Seattle — a city with wealth and resources — to have a homeless "emergency?"
Dec 24, 2015
Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

Why I started a study abroad program for People of Color

The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place outside of Wisconsin would do). Just before I turned seventeen, my mother took me Senegal.
Oct 27, 2014
A motorcade of scooters and motorcycles flying Catalonian flags passes through the streets of Barcelona. With a strong economy and a unique language and culture, many Catalonians want to see their region seceed from the rest of Spain. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Top 3 separatist movements with lessons for Cascadia

Scotland votes this week on independence, and Catalonia has its own secession vote coming up in November. Will Cascadian independence be next?
Sep 17, 2014
Dick (left) and Jane Carter traveling near Los Arcos on the Camino Francés in 2008. (Photo courtesy of Dick Carter)

Seattle backpackers find adventure and peace on the Camino de Santiago

Seattle backpackers find adventure on the Camino de Santiago--find out what brings them all the way to Spain!
Apr 2, 2014
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Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona

This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013
Spanish students demonstrating in central Madrid against cuts in education due to government austerity measures. (Photo from REUTERS/Sergio Perez)

From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy

The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012
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Secret Seattle blogger uncovers Europe’s weirdest music videos

About a month ago an anonymous Seattle blogger called Videofedhead started a remarkable but unadorned collection of the wildest and weirdest international music videos I’d ever laid eyes on. Most of them are European, with a few notable Israeli, Korean, Japanese and American exceptions. Some are pretty porny (I’m still blushing from that Giant Panda’s strip […]
May 10, 2012
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A ‘Messi’ initiation into the Seattle soccer scene

I hate sports. And I’m not talking your run-of-the-mill “football is too violent” or “I just don’t get baseball” hate. I’m talking terror-inducing phobia. I was a puffy, overly serious kid and sports were a daily reminder that I sucked. I got hit in the face with basketballs (how is it possible for one kid to […]
Apr 26, 2012