Adulting: 101

This has been an exhausting but awesome couple of weeks since I last checked in. Every day has been filled with a full schedule but I am handling it pretty well so far. My internship has finally begun and I now know what it’s like to work a 9-5 job every day. In addition, I…

“Hey Hey, My My, Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die”

  This last week was the start of my internship at Blow Up Records, based in Leytonstone, East London. Blow Up is a very lean operation. Mostly, I just work with the owner, Paul Tunkin, and one other American intern, but from what I’ve gathered looking at lots of American indie labels, that’s just the…

Greece Lightening

We are officially over half way through this amazing journey! Two weeks ago was midterm week, followed by a weeklong fall break, and now we are about to begin our internships! A lot has happened and it has been quite a rollercoaster, so let’s begin! Two weeks ago were the dreaded midterms. This meant that…

2017 European Tour

(Another blasted customs post, another bloody foreign coast, another set of scars to boast) I got back to London yesterday after a week away backpacking through Europe and staying out in the Welsh countryside of Pembrokeshire. My trip started in Prague, Czech Republic – one of Eastern Europe’s biggest tourist destinations and as I found,…

Star Roving at the Roundhouse

  I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Paris, but I’m happy to say I really enjoyed myself. There were a few neat little punk bars along the Boulevard de Clichy in Montmartre, and the absolute best food I can ever recall eating. After a pretty abysmal overnight ride crammed into a bus seat and…

Au Revoir Paris

It has been quite an exciting two weeks for me! I found out where my prospective internship will be, my parents visited, and I finally went to Paris. We are at the half waypoint of the semester and the experiences so far have been nothing short of amazing. I am very happy to say that…

“This Melting Pot Is at Boiling Point”

Last week our group went on a street art tour of London’s East End through Alternative London, which gives walking tours of Shoreditch and Spitalfields guided by street artists themselves. These areas have been in a constant state of flux between affluence and poverty. Centuries ago, the East End was known for textile production, factories,…

Belgium, Birthday, Brighton, and Beyond!

In the past two weeks, I have finally learned what it’s like to travel around Europe…and I finally turned 21 (not that it matters here)! From exploring Brussels to celebrating 21 to journeying to the beach town of Brighton, it has been an eventful time to say the least. Our trip to Belgium was exhausting,…

Street Art in Southwark, Hooligans in Highbury

After classes started at the beginning of the month I was sick for almost two weeks. Thankfully I’ve since gotten over it, and I still managed to get out for a few trips around London last week. First, for my travel writing class we took a walking tour around Southwark (pronounced “Suth-erk”) along the Thames….

London Calling

Hello again! I have been in London, England now for almost two weeks, however, it honestly feels as though I’ve been here for months. What started as an intimidating, anxiety-filled trip has led to an amazing, memorable journey in just a short amount of time. I have already fallen in love with this city and…

“The Event of Writing May Be the Unevent of Reading”

I’ve been in London for little over a week, and most of my time so far has been spent in central London, Westminster, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – where all of the Temple students are staying. We’ve done a tour of the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Shakespeare’s Globe. At…

About to Touch Down in London Town

Hey, I’m Emma Saperstein (the short girl in the black dress in the middle of the picture)! I’m a junior majoring in Media Studies and Production at Temple University and on August 29th I will be leaving for a semester abroad in London, England through the Klein College of Media and Communication. This program is…