War on Tobacco in England

By Ryan Gilbert As one walks down the streets of London, they can look down and see litter like any other major city in the world. But it’s what on the litter that makes it unique. The litter I’m specifically talking about is cigarette cartons. The advertising on cigarette cartons in England actually discourages people…

The World Cup in London

By Ryan Gilbert Americans call it soccer, but pretty much everywhere else it’s known as football. People go crazy for it all over the world and hold so much pride and self worth in how their team does in tournaments like the world cup. On game night, anywhere you go in the city you’re followed…

The Prestigious Cambridge

By Ryan Gilbert America’s Ivy league schools have great reputations around the world. Harvard, Brown, and Yale all are respected and known as institutions of higher learning no matter where you go. But compared to the colleges in the U.K, the American Ivy league seems like high school. Today our group visited Cambridge and had…

Doing nothing in Brighton

By Ryan Gilbert The U.K often has reputation of gray skies and forecast of rain. But there are a couple areas of the island where the weather can be warm and sunny. Just a quick train ride south and you can go from the misty hills of Edinburgh to the blue beaches of Brighton. Once…

Took a ride over to Hyde

By Ryan Gilbert Today we took some time and went on a mid morning stroll through Hyde Park to see the recent Cristo art piece. We also saw lovely people, beautiful views, and perhaps the most important part of it all, many dogs along the way. As the trip wraps up I’m glad we got…

The Last Good Story?

Harry Potter has had a bigger impact on the work than J.K Rowling could have ever imagined. It has connected every corner of the globe by bringing people out of the real world and into a world of witchcraft and wizardry. The studios at Warner Brothers Studios in London have preserved the sets and props…

The BBC isn’t Free

By Ryan Gilbert People need their news. People need their entertainment. There seems to be a new way to consume both of these things coming out on a daily basis. New apps and social media are starting to compete more and more with the traditional outlets like TV and the newspaper. In America this new…