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Op Ed: Home is Where the Hate Is

March 15, 2017 | 5

By GRANT RAYCROFT

I went home for spring break last week and explored my old haunts. I live in Alexandria, Virginia, and so a frequent stop is Misha’s our local coffeehouse. Misha’s specializes in its jazzy laidback atmosphere which I can attest is superb. Yet every time I visited, I was nervous. I’d fix my gaze out the large window facing South Patrick Street towards a second story apartment on the corner.Read More

S’mores to lasagna: food that reminds UMW students of home

September 15, 2016 |

By KELLY O’GRADY

We have now entered Week 3 and some of us are no doubt feeling homesick. With Family Weekend right around the corner, I have been thinking more and more about home. Whether it is a Thanksgiving meal or mom’s special grilled cheese sandwich, food is the very thing that reminds us of home.Read More

Meannedering: Finding a Home Abroad

April 20, 2011 |

This morning, I started crying at the airport.

It wasn’t because I was saying bye to my mom. It was because I was looking around the terminal and saw a sign that said, “Bon voyage” next to the boarding part … Read More