Many cultures have ceremonies that mark the transition from boyhood to manhood. But not all include sleep deprivation, circumcision, and a golf hat.
It sounds routine, the swearing-in of America’s newest citizens. But on a recent morning in downtown New York, the crowd was unusually large – 119 children and teenagers were here, all receiving their citizenship certificates en masse. They came from over 30 countries, from Albania and Ecuador to Pakistan and the UK.
Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte points out the obvious.
São Paulo is a tough place to get around. The city of 11 million - South America’s largest - has notorious traffic. There is only one quick way to navigate the streets: Ride a bike.
Problem is, you put your life at risk when you do.
Two COSAT students traveled to China for a chemistry competition. In the process, they learned a lot of lessons — about snow, about perceptions of Africans, and about chopsticks.