7 Mar

MOTW: World Wine Regions

By Alexandra Kicior People often classify wine as “new world” or “old world,” which originally served to describe taste in wine. Recently, the Court of Masters Sommeliers announced they would no longer be using the terms in blind tastings. The...
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6 Mar

World Cultures: Hausaland

By Thomas Jang The Hausa people are one of several ethnic groups that have lived around the Niger and Benue rivers in present-day Niger and Nigeria for thousands of years. Alongside them live the Tuareg, Fulbe, and Zabarma. The area...
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26 Feb

The Korean DMZ

              By Thomas Jang The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separates the Korean Peninsula into two countries: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north and the Republic of Korea in the south. Constructed following...
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22 Feb

World Cultures: The Siddhi People

By Thomas jang The Siddi are an ethnic minority group in Pakistan and India, descended from Abyssinian (Ethiopian) and Bantu peoples enslaved and trafficked to the Indian subcontinent through the Eastern slave trade. From its start in the 7th century...
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