Quiz: Where Should You Study Abroad?

Banner - Study Abroad QuizSure, the words “studying abroad” bring up other fearsome ideas, like “applications,” “language requirements” and “expensive,” but in reality, many Hoyas will say that the experience is once-in-a-lifetime and life-changing. In reality, one of your biggest challenges, though, will be deciding where to spend your time overseas. Take this 4E quiz to figure out (with 100% certainty, of course), what country or region is best suited for you:

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5 Olympic Sport Spirit Animals

Olympic Spirit AnimalsAs the Olympics wrap up this weekend, it’s time to reflect upon the past few weeks. We’ve watched Olympians ski, jump, race and skate around, representing their countries in the most competitive sports contest in the world. During the Winter Games in Sochi, I’ve learned a lot of things — things about beautiful Olympians and new sporting events — but what I’ve really learned in that each Olympic sport actually has a special spirit animal. Cute animals plus winter sports … what more could a person want? Without further ado, here are the top five spirit animals of the Sochi Olympics.

1. Figure Skaters They’re beautiful, graceful and wonderful, but let’s be honest, those skater girls can be nasty (cough, cough, Tonya Harding), just like our friend the swan.

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2. Downhill Skiers Going at speed of up to 80-90 miles per hour, it’s clear that these speed demons are cheetahs at heart.

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3. Curlers We’re not really sure what their sport is and they don’t go very fast, but having long arms like this sloth would sure help.

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4. Snowboarders The tricks they do are awesome, and it’s almost like they’re flying through the air, just like this nifty little flying squirrel.

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5. Lugers Let’s be honest, they basically stole this sport from penguins, except penguins do it all without any equipment.

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There you have it: this year’s Winter Olympics summed up in pictures of cute animals. So embrace your spirit animals and you’ll be basically halfway to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, Hoyas!

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Snow Day: Zoo Edition

animals in the snowFor those of you experiencing the recent snow storm, you might be feeling a range of emotions. Maybe love for the amount of sledding you can now partake in? Or perhaps hate for the lack of feeling in your toes? Whether you consider yourself a winter fanatic or a “weather wuss,” there’s one thing this winter storm brought that you have to love: the adorable, snow-filled animal pictures released yesterday by the National Zoo. Brought to us from our friends at DCist, here are a couple of animals who seem to know how to have a good snow day:

No matter how matter how many times we see it, snow is always exciting.

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This little red panda seems to have found the best view.

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This tiger enjoys walking around the new winter wonderland.

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But even the animals know winter break is all about sleep! Yawwwn!

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Wait, there’s more! Even 4E’s favorite panda, Bao Bao, got in on the snow fun! DCist noted that while the National Zoo said Bao Bao was not ready to experience the snow just yet, they were kind enough to bring her a bowl of snow to play with.

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Baby panda! Baby panda with a bowl of snow! Is there such a thing as too much cuteness?

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The Fluffington Post

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So you’re a news junkie, constantly checking for the next breaking story instead of doing, y’know, work stuff.

All that doom-and-gloom news can start to weigh a little heavy on your mind, so it’s good to throw in some light-hearted fare, and there’s no site quite as perfect for that as The Fluffington Post. Billing itself as “The #1 news source for breaking news and investigative journalism FLUFFY ANIMALS,” the Post is the ultimate source of cute animal pictures and hard-hitting news stories like “Puppy is nervous about first day of day care” and “Cat and Dog kiss on a dare.”

If you have one animal in particular that fills your heart with joy, they have tabs to sort out Puppies, Kitties, Bunnies, Birdies, Rodentia, Menagerie and, my personal favorite, Petflix! You’re even able to submit your own pictures and stories to spread some cute to the entire world.

So take a break from Huffington, and turn instead to Fluffington. You’ll thank me later.

Make Way for Ducklings

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Some cuteness for  your Friday afternoon. Earlier this week, NBC posted this video of a family of ducks visiting the White House lawn. The ducklings had some trouble following their mother over the concrete barrier, but some Secret Service agents were there to help out. They carefully lifted each duckling through the fence. It was adorable.

Now who’s excited for the Copley Lawn ducks to start having ducklings?