Our Jasper Nation

Andrew Gresham, a sophomore political science major, was looking for a change of scenery when he decided to attend school in the big apple.  New York City could not be more different than his hometown of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.  Pitt Meadows, located just outside of Vancouver, has a population about 1 percent that of the Bronx. “It’s really different,” Gresham said, “that was one … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation

Our Jasper Nation: From Uganda to the USA

Sometimes it is the pursuit of opportunity that causes people to uproot and move to a foreign place. It was in such a pursuit that Gertude Turinawe Hatanga, a junior chemical engineering student at Manhattan College, found her way to the United States from Uganda. “I’m originally from Kisoro… in the western part of Uganda. I was born there but I’ve lived all my life … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation: From Uganda to the USA

Our Jasper Nation

Riko Mochizuki, a sophomore finance and economics major born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, came to Manhattan College two years ago with a dream of one day working on Wall Street. Mochizuki decided to attend an American school because of a larger variety of majors compared to schools in Japan. “American schools teach you more practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for the real … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation

Our Jasper Nation

While he now resides in Horan Hall, Kofi Owusu Acheampong, a junior computer science major, grew up on the other side of the world in Obuasi, Ghana. Obuasi, nicknamed “The Gold City” is a mining town where the mining company, AngloGold Ashanti, is responsible for providing jobs to the region. The city of Obuasi is seen as a place where making money is easy because of the opportunities that … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation

Our Jasper Nation

Bordering the Balearic Sea, on the eastern side of Spain, is the city of Barcelona. Eva Arasa Toledano, known to her friends as Evi, lived just outside the city her whole life before deciding to spend a semester in the United States. Visiting for the first time at thirteen years old on a family trip, Toledano remembers the experience as very touristy, but visiting a second time made her … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation

Our Jasper Nation

  Even though Kevin Thwala was born in Maryland, his childhood was spent on the other side of the world, splitting time between Swaziland and South Africa before returning to the United States to attend college. Thwala’s hometown of Durban, South Africa, is a coastal town and may not seem too different from a typical suburban town in the United States: semi-urban, with both malls and residential areas all … Continue reading Our Jasper Nation