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Traveling with a purpose

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Students hold a 2-day environmental conference in Sri Lanka, film and conduct research Marlena Chertock FEB. 6, 2011 Fourteen seniors walked through tea country, rolling green hills of tea all in lines on hills. They were in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. “The word that kept coming to mind was lush,” Elizabeth Leman said. “Everything was […]

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Eat and be merry, according to this traveling food truck

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by Marlena Chertock I love trying new food.  Middle Eastern, Mexican, El Salvadorean, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Indian, and other types.  The new tastes, aromas, atmospheres, cultures—it all appeals to me. Photo from the Speak Foodish blog. Last Tuesday at my internship with the IWMF in D.C. I was getting ready for lunch.  I remembered the other week a bunch […]

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Breaking the silence

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Award-winning filmmaker raises awareness of rape by Marlena Chertock, February 25, 2010 A two-time Emmy-Award winning documentarian lamented the culture of denial and complicity in the world when it comes to rape Thursday night at Elon University. Filmmaker Lisa Jackson screened clips of her film “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo,” which she made in 2007 during […]