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Articles by Samantha Shapiro

Coming to Argentina for the first time, I arrived prepared with the knowledge that I may have to search a little harder for some of my must-have staples: peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and tampons with applicators. But, apart from these, …

Hot take: Running is the best. It is one of life’s purest pleasures.

Us runners think that everyone else loves the sport as much as we do. In reality, conversations about our beloved pastime often fill our non-runner friends with …

So, what’s the deal with volunteering in Argentina?

Let’s start with the bad news: reports on poverty and economic inequality in Argentina are stark. According to data from the INDEC national statistics bureau, as of the end of 2018, …

Earlier this week, UBA’s School of Social Sciences (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales) announced that the Board of Directors of the Faculty signed a resolution on July 2nd, recognizing gender inclusive language. Now, the University of Buenos Aires will …

I hate to say it, but a glass of wine does not count as a fruit, and potatoes are not the only vegetable out there. Hopefully that doesn’t come as breaking news, but here’s what is: the results of the …

So many books, so little time.

Unable to make it to the library to check out a new book?  The Internet comes to our rescue once again, giving us another reason to never leave our houses.

At the end of …

This Saturday at La Exposición de Gandadería, Agricultura e Industria Internacional – commonly known as Expo Rural – more than 40 vegan activists staged a peaceful protest interrupting a dressage contest. The activists walked onto the central track, bearing posters …

Goodbye blowdryers, flatirons, damaging chemical relaxers, expensive Brazilian blowouts and Keratin treatments. Counteracting the rhetoric of pelo lacio, the massive internet community that is Rulos Arg promotes curly hair acceptance in Argentina – and beyond.

Started in 2017, Rulos Arg …

This Saturday, July 27th, the historic Confitería El Molino will open its doors from 2-6 PM, offering the public a chance to see the building in the midst of its restoration. Even though its anniversary was celebrated back on July …

Here’s some sunny news: the first solar-powered train in Latin America will run in Argentina’s Jujuy province. By the end of 2019, the train anticipates operating from La Quiaca to the capital San Salvador de Jujuy. The construction of Tren