Putting the ‘bang’ in Bangledesh

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Raiyan Hasin Showrob says that he usually lies when asked if he likes hilsa. “I say I’m allergic to that fish, but I’m actually not,” said Showrob, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Hilsa is the national cialis no prescription fish of Bangladesh and Showrob says it’s odd for people not to like the fish. “How do I tell people I don’t like the national fish?” Showrob said. Bangladesh was the featured country at the most recent international gathering last Friday, Nov. 2. Students and residents gathered in Grubbs to learn more about the country. Throughout the evening a presentation was shown to give an overview of Bangladesh, and several samples of…

More incentive

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Writer The PSU volleyball team had extra motivation to win last Friday night’s game, says Becca Pearson: They were hosting their second annual international night. “Even though our game plan didn’t change going into this game, there was more of an incentive to win for our great fans and supporters,” said Pearson, senior in exercise science. Having an international night gave Yunxia (Bella) Li, and other international students the chance to learn something new and meet more people. “I really like that they have international nights,” said Li, junior in English education. “It’s exactly what we international students need.” Hejinjin (Jane) Yang says she agrees. “The international night was a good…

Students wrap up summer abroad

Hangin’ 10 in Spain Jacobi Spresser | Guest Columnist My last week of classes went by quickly. It was harder than I thought it would be to say goodbye to my classmates and teachers who had become good friends with whom I had spent the last six weeks learning and growing. It’s these kinds of situations when I am thankful for Facebook because, no matter where the world takes us, I know we will be able to keep in touch. The university, Univesidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), was really good to me. If I needed anything they were quick to respond, patient and helpful. The staff was fun and I related to them not…

PSU welcomes new international students

Val Vita | Managing Editor Kyongvin Jamie Lee, exchange student from Seoul, South Korea, says she had never seen a cornfield until she arrived in Pittsburg last week. “The first thing I realized when I got here were the buildings. They are not very tall,” said Lee, exchange student in international studies. “And there are not many cars on the streets.” Lee says she had several options for her exchange program, but she chose Pittsburg State for a particular reason. “I checked online and Pittsburg State University looked like the most respectful for diversity, with students from so many countries,” Lee said. In addition to Lee, 115 new international faces can be seen around Pitt…