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Conservative Parties Protest Amnesty Pact for Leaders of Catalan Separatist Push

Conservative Parties Protest Amnesty Pact for Leaders of Catalan Separatist Push

Enrique Riojas and Bárbara Torreño December 5, 2023

Thousands of Spanish voters flooded Madrid's Puerta del Sol in November to protest an amnesty deal for Catalan separatists. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s deal would pardon organizers of a failed Catalan...

Lucila, a worker at SLUs cafeteria, dressed up as Katrina La Viuda for Halloween. Its something that I identify with, a powerful woman who can be alone, she said. It drew my attention because its a powerful woman, and I wanted to wear it. 
Lucila was one of the three cafeteria staff who dressed up on Halloween, matching the spooky decorations which adorned the cafeteria.

Spaniards Embrace the Scary Side of American-Style Halloween

Thea Uhl, Staff Writer December 3, 2023
Witches abound, but some Madrid residents are more frightened by the thought of this import overshadowing a traditional holiday
A well-packed carry on ready for a weekend adventure in Rome.

How to Pack the Perfect Carry On

Anna Godlewski, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023

Traveling on a budget can come with some sacrifices. Study abroad students are acutely aware to the struggle of being limited to the one free carry on bag that comes with a discount airline or train ticket....

Profile: Study Abroad by Day, DJ by Night

Sally Buck, Contributing Writer November 8, 2023

The room is dark and the wind is blowing, albeit artificially. In the crowd, rows of young adults–both Spaniards and foreigners–push and shove as they attempt to meandar to the front. It’s...

The view from inside the Arabic restaurant Sindibad Baghdad, which looks out on the Chocolatería San Ginés. The owner, who left Iraq at the time of the U.S.-led invasion, makes homemade baklava.

Made with Love: Building a Life, One Plate at a Time

Elizabeth Hastings, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

A man, bald, with kind eyes and a warm smile, pushes his way through swinging butler doors and steps out into the bustling atmosphere of Sindibad Baghdad, an Arabic restaurant nestled in the Pasadizo de...

Students strengthen their muscles at the start of a recent dance class at the off-campus studio.

Dancers Swirl and Stomp for Core Credit

Lara Mitchell Guirao, Contributing Writer November 1, 2023

The dance classes have moved off campus and now include a theoretical part that can count as core credit. Starting in Fall 2021, dance classes moved permanently from the dance studio on campus to a...

Create a custom header

Create a custom header

Author, Writer October 8, 2023

Your header graphic should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. You can determine what your graphic should be sized to by clicking the...

Customize the look and feel of your site

Customize the look and feel of your site

Sample Student October 8, 2023

The look and feel of this site is created by a combination of style and layout choices. To help get you started, your site came with a preselected style, but you can change this preset style to create...

Use social media to increase readership

Use social media to increase readership

Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

Social media platforms are the best way to drive traffic to your new site. So, set up a Facebook Fan Page, and get your audience to like your publication. Even add a Facebook Like Box to your website...

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

Your site automatically generates a series of scaled down images for each photo you upload for the various parts of your site that display different sizes of images. Cameras take pictures at a far higher...

Completing the custom fields

Completing the custom fields

Sample Student, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

Each story has custom fields available for you to fill in as needed. Not all of these features will show up on the homepage, but they will show up on a story’s page. While the descriptions for each...

Choose the right image size for online

Choose the right image size for online

Sample Staff Member, Writer October 8, 2023

Size your horizontal photos to a 3:2 ratio, with maximum dimensions of 2000px wide by 1333px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg...

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