Category: Edinburgh Napier University

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Corrine Mcandrews: Edinburgh Zoo

The Edinburgh zoo is nothing like the Philadelphia zoo. Edinburgh’s zoo is more interactive than the one from my home city simply because some of the exhibits allow you to walk through along with the animals. The monkey trail was the best part of the half-day trip my friends and I took. Little monkeys were ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: The College Experience

Recently I’ve been reading articles written by Rolling Stone magazine concerning the alleged gang rape that occurred in an American university’s fraternity house. The story I read was alarming and brought up discussions amongst my friends the rape culture that surrounds not only America in general, but specifically within college campuses. I thought about it ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Misunderstood Scotland

This semester has gone by so quickly. I can’t believe that it is already December. Final exams are on their way and so are deadlines for final essays. It is bittersweet, this time of year. Edinburgh has been so good to me. I’ve learned so much about the British and European culture. I’ve been taking ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Thanksgiving in Scotland

The amount of American students studying abroad here in Edinburgh, Scotland is overwhelming. We almost seem to occupy an entire building in the student accommodations here in Bainfield. We feel more at home because of that. Of course, tonight we had to do a Thanksgiving thing to feel like we were not missing out on ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Gaelic Culture Across Ireland and Scotland

Dublin, a place I recently visited, is said to have a beautiful Christmas market opening up to the public around the end of November. I did not have the chance to see it yet. Only a sparse amount of light pole decorations and street signs were hung to celebrate the festive holiday. I was surprised ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Dublin City

Dublin is completely different from Edinburgh, Scotland. I never imagined it to be so different, but it was. I always thought that Scotland and Ireland were very similar, but obviously I was proven wrong this past weekend when I visited Dublin city with my flat mate. We stayed fro three nights and four full days. ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Middle Earth

The Isle of Skye is the most beautiful place in the world. I have never travelled outside of East Coast U.S before coming to Scotland, but I am sure of it. The Highlands in general are a glorious sight to see. I still cannot believe Peter Jackson for choosing New Zealand to shoot Lord of ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Glasgow Part 2

When I think of Glasgow, I think of a booming Scottish city. I picture factories and the remains of what was once an industrial hub. I picture an enormous amount of musicians playing in the street and an incomparable type of culture to Edinburgh. I see more working class people in Glasgow than in Edinburgh ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Samhain

Edinburgh celebrated Samhain, the Celtic Halloween festival tonight. A fire festival was held on High Street, the street also known as the Royal mile. Dancers ran along the streets of Old City carrying lighted torches just as the Gaels did in Scottish history. The dancers preformed around the Royal Mile in a traditional Halloween manner, ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: The Hairy Coo

The Highlands of Scotland are said to be the less fertile land of the country, but they are beautiful country, filled with fascinating colors and plant life suitable for any painter’s next project. Contrasting greens and oranges and reds filled the landscape when I went to visit for a day. It was a foggy and ...