What's it like to go to college if you're deaf? And not only deaf, but in a foreign country — and dealing with not just one, but TWO languages that are not your own? At Washington's Gallaudet University — the only university in the world specifically designed for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing — international students take challenges like that in stride.
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In an unending effort to confuse the spirit world, the Winchester Mystery House is filled with winding, twisting hallways and other strange features. VOA's Lin Yang and Joseph Mok traveled to San Jose, California, to take a look inside the historic mansion.
Away from parents, above the crowd, enjoying total freedom -- having a tree house can be every little kid's dream. It can be anything from a few carefully-balanced boards to a specially constructed arboreal retreat. Workshops aimed at teaching people how to build tree houses have become widely popular in America in recent years. VOA's Enming Liu and Lin Yang uncovered the luxury treetop dreams of participants at one such workshop in Pennsylvania.
Have you ever imagined being a cowboy - riding horses and herding cattle on a ranch? What does it take to be a cowboy, and what do you have to give up? VOA's Enming Liu and Lin Yang recently went to a longhorn cattle ranch near Dodge City, Kansas, and bring you the real lifestyle of a ranch family.
Doris Buffett, the sister of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has donated one million dollars through a non-profit organization to house homeless people with mental illness. VOA's Enming Liu and Lin Yang recently paid a visit to a small town in Virginia, where the homeless can receive help, hope and a new home.
European martial arts are not widely practiced and are unknown by most people. A tavern in Old Town Alexandria, outside Washington, wants to change this by promoting these fighting techniques from medieval times. Through combining visual arts, martial arts and culinary arts, this tavern brings medieval history back to life. VOA's Yang Lin and Helen Wu report.
Pianos have been a common sight in American homes for decades. But sales have declined across the country as fewer children learn to play. Asian Americans are becoming a more important customer for the industry, but will it be enough to save the piano store? VOA's Lin Yang visited one such store where the music is about