Articles by Madeline Edwards

Madeline is a senior at the College studying International Studies and Political Science. She just returned to Charleston from a year abroad in Jordan, where she discovered her passion for traveling throughout the Middle East.


Teachers Read Rate My Professors Reviews

“They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.” -Terry Pratchett Indeed, knowledge is preferable to ignorance – particularly when it comes to hilarious things mean people have written about you anonymously on the Internet. This is the driving principle behind television host…


“Expats” and the bigoted lexicon of travel

Yesterday, I stumbled across a rather disturbingly misinformed infographic on a travel website. It’s question: “What type of expat are you?” The organized chart went on to list the ten only possible types of expats, using graphic design that was the stuff of the design-conscious blogosphere’s wet dreams – think artfully blurred photos of twentysomethings…


What a village on the Jordanian-Syrian border can teach us about brotherhood

Earlier this year, I visited the tiny village of Dafyaneh, Jordan, a small cluster of cheaply built limestone homes huddled together against the rain, less than a mile from the Syrian border. To the al-Issa, a local tribe that has inhabited the area in and around Dafyaneh for hundreds of years, that border never even existed…

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