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Entries from August 2008

DSU’s Olympic team in ACTION!!

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments

As the Olympics commenced, our students were put to work conducting interviews and recording “flash quotes” for BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games) press releases. Brittany Griffin striking a pose in her official Beijing Olympics uniform.

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READY, SET, GO!!!

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Delaware State University students from the Department of Mass Communications are living the adventure of a lifetime in Beijing, China. Producer Brittany Griffin is documenting what happens when American students become international students. In this segment, Brittany captures some of the Beijing Olympic fever at Beijing Sport University.

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“Phone home”

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Delaware State University students from the Department of Mass Communications are living the adventure of a lifetime in Beijing, China. Producer Brittany Griffin and reporter Diamon D. Bevel are documenting what happens when American students become international students. In this segment, we learn homesickness is a common malady for all international students and the only remedy is [...]

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Tiananmen Square

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

by DIAMON D. BEVEL The traditional definition of a square is simply a shape or four sided object, nothing more, nothing less. Tiananmen Square holds true to definition, as the site is a gigantic square located in Tiananmen district of Beijing, China. The historical Forbidden city and Beihai Park border two sides of the unique [...]

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Navigating Beijing

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

by DIAMON D. BEVEL Time is money, so people are constantly looking to get to their desired destination with haste. No longer a luxury, transportation is arguably the most important element of civilization. For validation of this point, one does not have to look any further than China. With over 1.3 billion people inhabiting the [...]

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Education in China

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

by DIAMON D. BEVEL Education is the key to success, and China is demonstrating it does not want to be locked inside a world that is constantly growing and rapidly changing. China places a premium on education and has a school system that similar to that of America. One person who is fully aware of [...]

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The FUWA take on the world!

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

By TAJ SHAREEF What would the Olympics be without a mascot, a loveable kid friendly symbol of inspiration for the Olympic Games? Every host city has created a mascot that appropriately represents not only the city, but the nation in which the games are being held. In past Olympics there have been many mascots including: [...]

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From General Tso’s to Colonel Sanders

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

By TAJ SHAREEF The big modern city of Beijing, China has a host of wonders to offer visitors. The world-famous Beijing Opera, The Summer Palace, The Earth Temple, and of course the countless shops and vendors with many treats and trinkets that cater to anything you may fancy. Another big attraction to the city is [...]

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International Dreams

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

By DIAMON D. BEVEL “One world, one dream,” is the official slogan in Beijing, China. One does not have to look far in order to see the saying on billboards, t-shirts, and television sets. This slogan has evolved from a simple phrase, into an official way of life for the inhabitants of China, and specifically [...]

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Preparing for the World

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

By TAJ SHAREEF (Editors Note: Taj Shareef is one of a group of students from Delaware State University who has been in China since February 2008. This blog was written in May 2008.) The starting date for the Olympics is 112 days away, but preparations are still underway as the BOCOG makes sure it has [...]

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