Author Archives: Deion Simmons

About Deion Simmons

A native of Buffalo, New York, Deion Simmons is currently a pursuing a major in Portuguese, with a minor in French. This July, he will be leaving for Brazil to study at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro. On campus he has held various leadership positions in clubs and organizations such as Club Filipino, 25 Days of Service, the Black Student Alliance, and YLEAD. As an avid photographer, his pictures have been featured in The Hoya, The Fire This Time, The Midnight Mug, and of course, Facebook. In addition to that, he is also a member of the Corp and is a Patrick Healy Fellow. While studying abroad, Deion hopes to volunteer with at-risk youth in the favelas as well as to build a strong portfolio of photography in case photojournalism is somewhere in his future. Although he expects his time in Brazil to be difficult, he is eager to learn and is even more excited to show you his world.

Tchauzinho, Brazil

I never thought that I would ever reach a point where I would say, “Enough! I want to be in the United States right now.” At least, that was until I missed my flight on July 6, 2009. And no, … Continue reading

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The crunch

Very much in spite of myself, with each passing day I think of how there are less than five weeks before I will be back on American soil… Welcome back to my blog, by the way. It’s been a few … Continue reading

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Springing forward and falling back

Today when you guys were springing forward, I was forced to fall back to a recurring thought that has been in my mind ever since Tuesday. Only one hour separates me from you, my fellow compatriots! Just one hour! You … Continue reading

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Carnaval in My Heart

As taken from a recent posting the Hoya, one of many Georgetown’s student-run publication in an issue that came out in the past week: It all starts with the commercials. At every interval between segments of your favorite telenovela on … Continue reading

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A Resolution Revolution: Holidays Abroad, pt. II

Planning is funny or maybe life is just funny. When you’re doing it, planning, that is, the goals seem oh so tangible and oh so reachable at the time that your scope becomes so myopic that you can’t even see … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Winter Wonderland I Had Imagined: Holidays Abroad pt. I

So I am very aware that it was a conscious decision of mine to spend Christmas abroad here in Brazil, but the full consequences of my decisions didn’t really hit me until about six in the morning of December 26th. … Continue reading

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Summer, summer, summertime…

As it stands, I am on vacation until the very beginning of March. In case you didn’t know, that is three months from now. Three months. And I don’t know how to act. It’s not that it’s my first time … Continue reading

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That moment that we’re all waiting for…

The fact that I haven’t updated in over three weeks does not mean that things have been slow here. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Things have indeed been picking up, all thanks to one extraordinary recent development. Brazil is … Continue reading

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Carnaval in September

Intuition is everything This never rang more true than it did last Saturday. I knew that, regardless of my decision, I was bound to have an enjoyable, and even memorable, Saturday night. Everything was in place. There’s nothing better than … Continue reading

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Futebol, ou o orgulho nacional

If any Brazilian ever read this, I would be in so much trouble. Oh! here it goes…soccer/futebol isn’t really my thing. When I come to think about it, neither are sports in general. Well, except for tennis and sometimes volleyball… … Continue reading

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