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Walla Walla native returns home to build relationships through Wingman

Hannah Bartman

February 19, 2015


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

On the corner of Main and Palouse sits Walla Walla's first wings and beer restaurant: Wingman Birdz and Brewz. Owned by Brendon Mendoza, a born-and-raised Walla Wallan, Wingman has been open for roughly two months and aims to build a strong and loyal local culture. When I walked into Wingman to speak...

Crafting a family in Mendoza, Argentina

January 26, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

Contributed by Kathy Nguyen Something that never ceased to fascinate me about Argentina was the assembly of artisans lined up and down the streets. Every weekend, Plaza Central in Mendoza would fill up with tons of artisanal booths. One time, I walked through the plaza alone and started looking at t...

It’s All a Dream

kathynguyen

October 30, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Three days since it happened. My worst nightmare: someone at home being in trouble, and me not being there to help. I thought about being in this situation earlier this semester and how dreadful it would be to feel so stuck and useless, and then it happened. Something awful happened to someone I really care...

For those who plan on living abroad

kathynguyen

September 10, 2011


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My mom is sending me a package in a couple days with things that I wish I had brought (luckily it's my birthday so I have a good excuse for getting this package sent to me despite all the complications of the Argentine Customs :)). Luckily, I brought  most  of what I want here, even though I feel...

La Más Importante

kathynguyen

August 31, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

It wouldn't be the last time that my mom would "save" me in anything. Although I am just a host daughter, I am still part of the family, and therefore it is very important that she helps me in most everything I do. When I sat down for the first time at the table after arriving to Mendoza, my host aunt...

Aprovechando

kathynguyen

August 28, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Let me tell you all the things I've done for the past three weeks: I have started classes. I turned in my first assignment (and had it returned with the professor saying I write well. I would like to thank Janis Breckenridge for that). I stumbled into Drawing III thinking it was Drawing I, but ...

Bursting with Life

Henry Gales

August 8, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

August 4, 2011 Physically, the campus of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo is a very depressing place, a world away from Whitman College's lush, manicured grounds. The buildings are hideous and run-down, and in between them lies vast space filled only by brown grass and the occasional tree or bush. However,...

The Maté’s Finally Tasting Better

The Maté’s Finally Tasting Better

kathynguyen

August 3, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

So yes, I was a bit infatuated for a while. But it did eventually start to settle in: My first trip outside of the house without Gabi (my mom) was the scariest event of my life. Although the city is beautiful, the students are so heavily advised to "keep your bags in front of you and, if you can, have...

Mis sentimientos: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mis sentimientos: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathynguyen

July 24, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

These last two days have been the experience I have been waiting for. The day before today, we toured all around Buenos Aires -- to el Centro to visit the government houses, including La Casa Rosada, the Pink House, where la presidenta, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner lives; la Boca, the most colorful...

Queen of de Nile – I mean, del Rio de la Plata

kathynguyen

July 22, 2011


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I got all my bags, no problems there. Only one of my liquids exploded: my mom packed some honey packets and one got squished, so there is honey all over my tote. Got stared at by all the Argentine folk, understandably since the girl in the mirror has been the only Asian I've seen all day, too. I've had...

It’ll be different, for sure

kathynguyen

July 7, 2011


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I am leaving the country in two weeks.  Two weeks.  The thing is, I haven't realized it yet. I know that when I realize that an event is imminent, I'll start to worry immensely; I'm not. I feel like in two weeks I am going on vacation to somewhere around the United States or even starting my first...

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