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Recapping 2010: Some Personal Favorites

  • Jessica Stahl

It's not as scientific a measure as most viewed or most commented, but here my top 5 favorite posts our bloggers wrote in 2010. Although, let's be clear, all the bloggers are amazing, and picking out just 5 feels really unfair. As a bonus, I'm also including my top 5 favorite "Question of the Week"-style posts.

My top 5 favorite blogger posts:

# 5) On Colours of American Armour, or Why I Refuse to AmericaniSe my Spelling, by Nareg
I shall definitely “graduate” in May, and not “pass out”, as I would have in India. Although, the exhausting way we work here at St. John’s College, it may end up being a little of both.

# 4) Rethinking Democracy, by Sebastian
But something I found interesting is the fact that voting day here in Kansas is just like any other week day, and if someone doesn’t vote, there is no penalty for that.

# 3) A Personal Take on "Americanization," by Nick
On my plate was a sizable cheese burger, sitting on top of a bunch of curly fries, accompanied by plenty of ketchup and pickle slices to round up the over-packed plate.

# 2) Let Us Change Into "California Gurls," by Tara
It is indeed a revolution on the ideas that I have held for 23 years about beauty. Should I change my aesthetic taste a little bit and even try sun-kissed skin on myself?

# 1) Diary of a Distant Christmas, by Senzeni
As the questions keep coming and I keep talking, I realize that no matter how many Nobel prizes my Economics professor will ever receive, he can never know how it feels like have lived in Zimbabwe in 2008 when the inflation was so high it was being measured in unpronounceable numbers.

Bonus: All Things Money, by Rudro
Rudro Roy
Rudro Roy
I got accepted into California State University, Chico for Fall 2008, but I decided to decline the offer at first. In my mind, all I could see was how much of a burden it would be to my family.

My top 5 favorite "Question of the Week"-style posts:

# 5) Social Life and Drinking on U.S. Campuses

# 4) Finding Holiday Traditions Part 1

# 3) Do International Students Fit in with American Classmates?

# 2) Exploring Financial Aid and Funding Options

# 1) Learning and Studying in English