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A lot of green

During October, we had the chance to visit the Amazon to learn more about traditional medicine. Specifically, we visited Tena and Puyo. This excursion was very special because we had the chance to learn more about the philosophy behind the medicinal practices in the Ecuadorian Amazonian Region. Biomedicine (western medicine as we know it) is …

A love letter to Quito

Inspired by John Green, Atahualpa, Frank Ocean, and Lucy from Tennis Querido Quito, Who would have thought? Exactly a year ago, Madrid was the city I was supposed to be in. COVID turned that into Argentina, which would later turn into Chile, and finally, you, Quito. Honestly, I did not see you on my radar. …

The wind blows

Have you ever read something or listened to something that you thought was made just for you? As in not to you, but just for your experience only? For a second, think about all that you have experienced. Then consider that there are a lot of things that you have yet to experience. Human life …

Hector Ortiz ’22

Hector Ortiz ’22, a triple major from Saluda, South Carolina, studying biology, philosophy and Spanish, has been named the college’s 38th Presidential International Scholar. He will spend the 2021-2022 academic year studying the relationship between public health and culture in Argentina and South Africa.

Dear Amman

Now that I have left you, I have realized how much I love you. It’s like when they pave paradise to put up a parking lot, which is basically what has happened to you. You used to be a city of “mountains and rivers,” referred to even as Philadelphia (city of brotherly love/friendship) way back …