A blog that commingles the power of expression through photoblogging and the integrity of online journalism. If you can stomach the fundamental ideas of journalism, you will be rewarded...

A little about me: I am a junior journalism major at UMass Amherst. I love to write and tell a story. You can find me in the kitchen in my spare time (I may even whip you up something good.) Sports, arts and avante garde journalism will be huge components of this blog.

28th June 2014

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Part 3: The Mob Museum, Atomic Testing Museum, and more

Part 3: The Mob Museum, Atomic Testing Museum, and more

The following day, I discovered what the Fremont Street Experienceis truly like. I was reminded of walking a boardwalk with shops that have an informal, laid back aura. Though Fremont has shops on either side and engulfed in a giant canopy, which is a 90-foot barrel vault style tent. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas, and is also the location of the Neon…

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27th June 2014

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Part 2: A Detailed Look at the Las Vegas Strip

Part 2: A Detailed Look at the Las Vegas Strip

Just a few days later, I was back on the Strip walking from one end of the strip to the other. Starting at Mandalay Bay, I passed Luxor and New York-New York, stopping only for a roller-coaster ride to cool off under the desert sun.

Really though, I felt like I just finished a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather due to the roller-coaster’s debilitating padding. After the roller-coaster death…

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26th June 2014

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Part 1: Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam

Part 1: Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam

I couldn’t wait for work to be over on Thursday before I began my weeklong expedition to Vegas. I actually stayed in Henderson, which is not far outside of Las Vegas. I wish my vacation could have been as long as a fortnight, but life seems to get in the way of our true priorities such as travel.

Anyway, after the endurance training that was nine-hour flights to and from Italy, a six-hour flight…

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25th June 2014

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PHOTO TIME: Las Vegas, Nevada

Nevada is a scorching desert with lots of history. The casinos are the big attraction. But don’t underestimate the canyon, Hoover Dam, the Mob Museum, the Fremont Experience, and the Atomic Testing Museum!

PHOTO TIME: Las Vegas, Nevada

Nevada is a scorching desert with lots of history. The casinos are the big attraction. But don’t underestimate the canyon, Hoover Dam, the Mob Museum, the Fremont Experience, and the Atomic Testing Museum!

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26th December 2013

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The Best Things You Learn Aren’t Used in a Classroom…INearing the one year anniversary of my departure to my beloved Italy, I find myself constantly…View Post

The Best Things You Learn Aren’t Used in a Classroom…I

Nearing the one year anniversary of my departure to my beloved Italy, I find myself constantly…

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4th September 2013

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Just Another Day in D.C.Sweet potato pancakes!
My last day in Washington D.C. began at a Langston Hughes inspired…View Post

Just Another Day in D.C.

Sweet potato pancakes!

My last day in Washington D.C. began at a Langston Hughes inspired…

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3rd September 2013

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Our Nation’s CapitalDid you know that Greyhoundbus services intentionally over books bus routes to protect against…View Post

Our Nation’s Capital

Did you know that Greyhoundbus services intentionally over books bus routes to protect against…

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2nd September 2013

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PHOTO TIME: Washington D.C. - The Nation’s CapitalMuch like my excursions to Italian countrysides, metropolitan France, and Greece. I spent a…View Post

PHOTO TIME: Washington D.C. - The Nation’s Capital

Much like my excursions to Italian countrysides, metropolitan France, and Greece. I spent a…

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26th June 2013

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30 Signs That I studied Abroad

30 Signs That I studied Abroad

My friends in my study abroad program, otherwise known as USAC, made me aware of this fun link which identifies 30 signs that a person has studied abroad in Europe. For me, many of them are true. I won’t say which ones, but…

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14th June 2013

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My Last Night in Viterbo

It has been over a month since I celebrated my last day in Viterbo with my friends.

I remember that night so well, I found it suspect that I hadn’t already written about it. So last night at work I felt compelled to publish my experiences, alive and…

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6th June 2013

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Five Things I’ll Miss About Italy

Italy has been my home for the past four months so it is time to think about the things that I will miss most about this great place. I’m not stoked about leaving, but I will savor the memories, friendships, and lessons I have made and learned. I’ll…

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16th May 2013

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Six Things I won’t miss about ItalyThe Carabinieri.
Carabinieri creeping in the center of town in Amalfi.
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Six Things I won’t miss about Italy

The Carabinieri.

Carabinieri creeping in the center of town in Amalfi.

Though I love to abide by…

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