Consequences of Cheating

Olga Lucia Botero from Colombia “Big problems at home”, “I was sick”, “I lost my notes”, “I forgot the test”, “My book was stolen”…all of these are excuses in order not to study for a test, and you can always find a good one. The next day without excuses, you must take the test. You … Read more

Common Ways Students Cheat on Exams

Mostly, students feel that their teachers give them a hard time when they have to take a test. Their teachers always give them problems that are too difficult. It seems like they don’t want their students to pass the tests. Therefore, it is very common that most students find ways to help them pass the … Read more

New Year’s Day in Puerto Rico

We celebrate the New Year with big, big parties and “parrandas”. Parrandas are like going caroling from house to house, but our people do this when it is late, late at night. The people that you are supposed to visit can not know about you going to visit them that night; it’s like a big … Read more

New Year’s Celebrations from Around the World

New Year’s: Customs, a Quiz, and Resolutions Travel the globe to discover some interesting New Year’s customs. Then take a quiz to see what you remember! Everyone loves to make New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Memories A student from Argentina recalls beautiful customs in her country. A student describes a Chinese dinner she made with a friend. A Vietnamese student remembers celebrating with her … Read more

New Year’s Day in Vietnam

Every country in the world has special holidays such as Labor Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. One important day in Vietnam is New Year’s, and we always have a lot of preparation for that day. About a month before New Year’s Day, we buy such things as food, drinks, and gifts. We also need … Read more

Celebrating the New Year in Japan

I will explain a traditional Japanese New Year. Nowadays, although young people go somewhere with their friends during the long New Year holidays, many families still enjoy it with families and relatives. So, at the very end of the old year and the beginning of the new year, it is very crowed in trains, in … Read more

So-nal, Lunar New Year’s Day in Korea

Like many other Asian countries, Korea has two different New Year’s days according to solar and lunar calendars. The more widely preferred one is the lunar New Year’s day, called So-nal. Sol-nal is a day for the whole family’s reunion and for refreshing everyone’s common life at the very beginning of a year. The day has many … Read more

Our Chinese New Year

I thought originally that I would have a lonely Spring Festival in the U.S. this year, but afterward I knew I was wrong. Instead of it, Shelly and I had a very happy and busy holiday. It is the right time for our Chinese New Year Eve on Friday. My friend Shelly and I were … Read more