Wednesday, October 27

Tag: culture

Jamila Jacob
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Jamila Jacob

Myself at Plaza de España, Sevilla, Spain My name is Jamila Jacob. I am 22 years old and I am currently a junior at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where I major in Mass Communication, Spanish and French. I am also the current senior editor of the Lincolnian newspaper, and the current president of the Lincoln University Association of Black Journalists chapter (an NABJ affiliate). I hail from Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island state sandwiched between the English-speaking Caribbean and Latin America. My country is often referred to as “the land of oil and music” as we are a musical people fed by an oil-based economy. I consider myself a cultural enthusiast as I do love to learn new things about culture and customs, especially elements of language, arts and cuisine. Being at Lincoln Un...
Kinoia Fredericksen
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Kinoia Fredericksen

  My name is Kinoia Fredericksen and I am a current junior at Lincoln University double majoring in Strategic Mass Communications and Political Science. I was gracious enough this year to be a part of a study abroad program that will allow me and several classmates to immerse in Jamaican life and culture. I have spent my entire life in the St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands where I was able to be exposed to travel at an early age. This fueled my dreams of traveling to European countries such as Germany, Denmark, and Greece. Ever since I had the ability to board an airplane I have been able to leave my island and explore other states and Caribbean islands. As a child, I would often take family vacations to Orlando, FL or Tampa, FL where I was able to experience water parks and ...
Destiny Williams
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Destiny Williams

Hello, My name is Destiny Williams, I am a freshman here at Lincoln University, pursuing a degree in Mass Communications and Business Management and here is my travel biography. To begin, I would like to call myself an inexperienced traveler. The idea of traveling to different places excites me. However, I am yet to travel outside of the country or to many other regions of the country besides the south. So far, I have explored Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Although I have only traveled to these locations so far, I plan to explore more of the world and to become more culturally diverse in the years to come.  I have goals set to travel to New York, California, Puerto Rico, Dubai, France, London, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. I am...
Avyanna King
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Avyanna King

Avyanna King Places I’ve been: I have a very short “previously traveled” list but to name a few I have been to Houston,TX, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. Places I would like to go to: Honestly, with such little travel experience under my belt, I would love to go just about ANYWHERE, but for the sake of this article I would name Australia, Barcelona, and Jamaica as my top three travel destinations that I hope to visit in my near future. Why Jamaica for study Abroad? Jamaica is somewhere I have wanted to visit since I was little girl. I would hear stories from friends and family who have actually been there. They would always tell me about how beautiful it is, not only visual imagery, but about the beauty in the culture and the people as well. The experience of getti...
Brianna Williams
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Brianna Williams

My name is Brianna Williams and I am a 21 year old Philadelphia native. Unlike many people where I come from, I have done a lot of traveling. As a child, my parents made it their priority to make sure that I was exposed to places other than Philadelphia. Starting from when I was 6, we traveled up and down the east coast every year. My first trip was to Disney world in Orlando, Florida. We drove 15 hours there and of course we took a few tourists stops along the way. We stayed at this amazing condo for about a week while we visited various amusement parks and landmarks. The next year my mother decided to take us back so that I could finally experience the “big kid” rides and I was so excited! This time we only stayed there for 4 days. My next trip was to Virginia, where we visited Busch Gar...
Zelda Glenmore
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Zelda Glenmore

My name is Zelda Glenmore and I hail from the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.  As a child growing up, I spent a lot of time taking road trips with my family.   A lot of the memories that I have with my cousins growing up are of us visiting family in Virginia and North and South Carolina. Every summer especially, we would load up my grandfather’s old van and head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  It was something like a family tradition for everyone to travel together. We would stay at cheap hotels and eat all types of unhealthy foods. As my family traveled from Washington, DC to South Carolina, we would make mini stops along the way. It was during these times that I learned the importance and significance of traveling and meeting new people. It was then that I learned ...
Quinton Davis
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Quinton Davis

My name is Quinton Davis, a 23 year old senior at Lincoln University. Growing up my mother loved to travel and take trips yearly to show my brother and me a different experience. Coming from West Philadelphia, I know that many children do not have the opportunity to visit places outside of Philadelphia. I was truly blessed to visit over 30 places throughout my life. When I was about the age of 6, as I can remember, Florida was my first official trip that I enjoyed and remember. My mother took my brother and me along with a couple other family members. It was the best experience of my life because it was something different that I never saw. My family and I went to Universal Studios, Disney World, Jurassic Park and other amusement parks. As a child, it was the coolest thing to eat candy, po...
Marla Carter
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Marla Carter

I currently live in a small area called Southern Lancaster County, where ‘a slight drive’, to get to different places that surround the area, is never a short trip. Don’t get me wrong I love the area that I come from, but I love seeing all that the world has to offer and its vastly different ways of living in this crazy world. I have had the fortunate experience to travel to different states within my country that has allowed me to see how life is in different areas, what makes them so unique from where I live, as well as learn about their history. I’ve been to High Point, North Carolina, a place that my family and I travel to see aunts and uncles. I’ve also been to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a trip that started out as a little road trip for my sister, cousin, and I. We drove from ...
Madelynn Mitchell
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Madelynn Mitchell

My name is Madelynn Mitchell and I am from Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. I am currently a Sophomore studying Mass Communications at the Lincoln University.  I am very thankful for this opportunity to study abroad in Jamaica with my peers through my university's Mass Communications department. So far, I have been to sixteen cities, ten states , and two continents.The reasons varied. I attended a HBCU tour for spring break in high school. I went to a conference, landmarks, supported family on traveling sports teams, vacation, visited relatives ,and was invited on a cruise as a graduation gift. Experiencing the warm climates and southern hospitality of Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North and South Carolina were memorable. However, the ultimate traveling exper...
The Strange Things About the Johnsons
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

The Strange Things About the Johnsons

By Sandra Glover The highly controversial short film “The Strange Things About the Johnsons” has caused an internet frenzy. The short film debuted in 2011 at the Slam Dance Film Festival, but recently it has been the topic of every Twitter feed, with memes circulating and Facebook discussions blowing up. The storyline follows the Johnsons, an upper-middle class African-American family. Sydney Johnson, the father and husband, is a well-known author. Joan Johnson, his wife, is a housewife. Their son Isaiah is a charming young man who just recently wed a beautiful young woman. On the outside the Johnsons look like the perfect family, but looks can be very deceiving. The film opens with a 12-years-old Isaiah masturbating to a picture of his father. This scene marks the beginnin...