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  • DelVal from a British Perspective: Interview (4/30/2016) - I met Jess Wise in 2014 when she came to DelVal as part of the exchange program with Hartpury College. We met again this January when I came to Hartpury for the exchange. I was able to ask her a few questions about her experience abroad in America and her opinion of the different programs. Jess […]
  • Somber Surroundings in Oscweicim (4/24/2016) - Oswiecim, Poland is home to one of the most infamous locations in World War II history: Auschwitz. Once the site of mass death and torture, the facilities are now used as a museum and memorial accessible through guided tours. While the atmosphere is somber, it is an educational experience that sheds light onto the inner […]
  • Iconic Scenes in Newmarket (4/17/2016) - Newmarket, the horse-racing capital of the world, is celebrating 350 years of racing in 2016. While the area is any horse lover’s dream, these are scenes that are well-known and equated with the Newmarket racing industry.
  • Travel Woes (4/10/2016) - When I organized a short two-night trip to Poland to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim I did not think about the possibility of travel delays or troubles. I had booked everything in advance: flights, hotel, and the guided tour. The only thing left was train tickets, which weren’t available for purchase online, and […]
  • Winter Championships: Evening Gala in Hartpury Arena (4/4/2016) - The 2016 Blue Chip Winter Championships was held at Hartpury College from March 30 to April 3. Classes ranged from 0.85m Pony Junior competition to a 1.40m Grand Prix. The culmination of the championships was on Evening Gala Event, when the night began with the Kingsland Equestrian Junior Challenge and ended with the Blue Chip […]
  • Artist Spotlight: Norman Thelwell (3/27/2016) - Norman Thelwell was a popular British cartoon artist born in 1923. His first pony cartoon, published in 1953, resulted in a huge fan following that led to over 1,500 cartoons being published over a 25 year period. Thelwell’s cartoons can be appreciated by all, especially horse enthusiasts. Riders of all ages and abilities can relate to […]
  • This Week at Hartpury – An Evening with Paul Tapner (3/20/2016) - On March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Paul Tapner hosted a show jumping and cross country demo in Hartpury Arena. Each demo was run as an hour-long training session with two riders per session. Tapner is a professional eventing rider who has represented the Australian Eventing Team and is a previous winner of the Badminton Horse […]
  • Academic Style at Hartpury (3/13/2016) - I had an idea of how the academics would work at Hartpury from talking to other students who had come to DelVal from the other end of the exchange program, but becoming accustomed to the practices was a learning curve! Assessments vs. Midterms/Finals The ‘final exams’ are called ‘assessments’ – they are typically the only […]
  • Prehistoric Fiction: A Review of The Clan of the Cave Bear (3/6/2016) - As an avid historical fiction fan with a particular interest in prehistoric times, my discovery of Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children series was followed by a quick visit to Amazon and a cart full of books. The Clan of the Cave Bear is the first in Auel’s six-book series set in prehistoric Europe during the […]
  • Procrastination Nation (3/1/2016) - Procrastinate verb delay or postpone action; put off doing something We all procrastinate in one way or another to varying degrees. This tough-to-break habit affects our health, schedule and plans, decision making, and potentially career if it gets out of hand. While it’s difficult to completely eliminate procrastination, there are many ways to reduce its […]
  • Underground in Edinburgh, Scotland (2/21/2016) - Connecting the Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace is the Royal Mile, a downtown thoroughfare through the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. Once the main thoroughfare during the 17th century, it remains a prime tourist attraction today, lined with authentic Scottish shops, restaurants, pubs, and unique visitor attractions. One such attraction, Mary King’s Close, takes […]
  • Hartpury Equine: a world class facility (2/15/2016) - Being a part of the exchange program with Hartpury College in England has been an amazing experience so far. By far, the thing that has made the biggest impression on me so far is the Hartpury Equine Yard. Home to 230 horses, 50 of which are school horses, and the remainder student-owned horses on DIY […]