Author Archives: Katie Jane Morgan

Explaining the Excitement

“Oh crap, are they in riot gear?” “Yeah, that’s definitely riot gear. I really think we should get out of here.” “No, no let’s stay just a little longer.” There were eight of them advancing on the crowd, shields raised. … Continue reading

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The Uses of University

“Okay wait, so you actually have to pay to go to your school in the United States?” “Well yes, but I get scholarships to help me pay for it.” “That’s not the point. The point is you have to pay … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thursdays

Thursday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error. Okay, maybe it hasn´t actually been cancelled but it sure feels that way.  Through some strange hiccup in space and time, Thursday in Argentina has become a day in flux, a … Continue reading

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The Business of Buying

A few nights ago my friends and I thought it would be a great idea to make our own dinner; we wanted to have a “Girl´s Night In” as it were.  It ended up being a great dinner; full of … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Watching

About a week ago, I packed a small bag and set out for Jujuy in northern Argentina.  I didn’t have much information about where I’d be going before I left except that the air would be thin and cold.  As … Continue reading

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The Logistics of Language

A few nights ago during dinner I found myself in a situation I never thought I’d be in.  I was attempting to explain precisely what a bagel is for my host family who were all looking at me, from 70 … Continue reading

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The Act of Adapting

“Un café con leche, por favor y una medialuna dulce.” “Café con leche y medialuna dulce; ¿algo más?” “No. Gracias.” I don’t ask for a menu when I sit down because I don’t need one (also because no one else … Continue reading

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I’m Going On An Adventure

“Are you excited to go to Buenos Aires?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that question in the two months I’ve been home waiting to leave for my semester abroad. The total must be in the hundreds … Continue reading

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