It’s good to be back in Mexico! After 5.5 months in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, it was great to return to a more familiar place. I headed straight from Mexico City to Oaxaca for ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). It is quite incredible to experience this Mexican tradition in person. The candles, the music, the flowers, the festivities. This is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Today my parents fly into Oaxaca and I’m looking forward to showing them around my favorite part of Mexico for a week. I haven’t seen them since May when I was in Miami for my brother’s medical school graduation so it will be nice to have some quality time with them before I find an AirBnb in Oaxaca to settle in for the rest of the year.
College football just celebrated 150 years (check below for some articles on that) and the college basketball season is underway so it’s nice to have my mind off the pain and suffering of watching Husker football for a bit. It’s hard to imagine the situation we are in at this point in the season. However, I will continue to watch and give Husker athletes the support they deserve
I’ll keep this short today. I’ll share my thoughts about Oaxaca and my experiences in South America sometime soon. Anyways onto Flakes...
In the newest installment of ESPN’s yearlong initiative marking 150 years of college football, we set out to rank the 150 greatest games in history.
For some reason I couldn’t embed the video here so I’m just posting the link here.
150 years ago Rutgers and Princeton played in the first ever college football game. Little has changed for Rutgers since that fateful day. The game they played on that day is far from what we would consider modern day football.
Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.
“We missed some thing on offense that we shouldn’t have missed,” Frost said. “Some of that was on the quarterback position, some of it wasn’t. I think we did well enough there at times. There were times we were struggling a little bit and quarterback was part of that...”
“Our goal is the same as it’s always going to be, we have to get better,” Frost said. “They practiced with spirit today, had fun today and our goal isn’t going to change. We have a lot of ground yet to cover, a lot of things to fix, but that’s where our minds have to be.”
“Adrian did some really good things, needs to play better. We missed some wide open guys on Saturday — and that can’t happen. I don’t know how much of that has to do with his health, but the other guys are playing really well. Feel good about the depth there.”
The college wrestling season gets underway Thursday when the Huskers host Nebraska-Kearney, Chadron State and Hastings College in the Nebraska Duals. The Nebraska Duals, free and open to the public, start at 6:30 p.m. at the Devaney Sports Center.
No. 6 Army comes to Lincoln with a 1-1 record after losing to Ole Miss to open the season and then beating Memphis. Nebraska holds a 24-16 all-time record against the Black Knights dating back to 1999 and looks to add another victory. The shooter to watch for Army is senior Clayton Hanson, who finished fifth in air rifle at the 2019 NCAA Championships.
The American Cornhole League wants to turn a game that’s typically played with one hand holding a beer—and possibly named for an indecent part of the human body—into an international spectator sport.
As a member of the gnarliest and most peculiar fraternity in sports, Rivera has seen it all during his 17 years practicing dentistry in the NHL.
One night 12 summers ago, the seven men took their seats on the white porch of an 1870s Victorian home in Middlebury, Vt., ready to talk about how they were going to save football. In this picturesque small New England town, the sport was struggling. Youth participation numbers, long the key to replenishing the local high school team, were shrinking.
Two years ago, Sports Illustrated, which had been a weekly magazine for decades, began publishing just thirty-nine issues a year. The magazine’s revenue from print ads had been plummeting since the recession; it had dropped more than forty per cent in just the previous two years.
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With chaotic holiday travel rapidly descending upon us, it’s time to calculate a game plan for navigating airport terminals, securing your overhead bin space, and getting through the crush of humanity in the security line. The best way to do that? Know the busiest travel days in advance.
Although the world is experiencing a recent aviation boom with more people flying than ever before, running an airline is still a tough business. Hardly any year has been tougher for airlines’, especially low-cost airlines’, bottom lines than 2019, with more than two dozen carriers going belly up over the past 12 months.
From idyllic vineyards to stretches of lavender, France is filled with beautiful places for travelers to explore. The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses.
Australian brewers, James Squire, have managed to revive a 220-year old beer, made from the yeast from a beer bottle found inside a shipwreck discovered off the coast of Tasmania.
Tourism Australia rolled out its latest campaign to invite the world Down Under to mixed reactions, mostly at home. The campaign attempts to identify and package the definitive character of ‘Australia and of Australians’ to tempt travelers to experience it first-hand.
Citizens from 53 countries are now able to stay in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad region with a free-of-charge electronic visa.
Last summer, for the first time ever, Uzbekistan began allowing photography in its opulent metro, which has been described as one of the most ornate in the world.
A collection of residents in Gion have banded together to implement a ban on photography on private streets in the neighborhood. So while it’s still ok to snap some images on the main street of Hanami-Kōji for example, private side streets where residents access their homes are now off limits.
Scientists have tried contacting extraterrestrials with a number of bespoke linguistic systems. But we might be better off using our own languages.
In the blackness of space billions of miles from home, NASA’s Voyager 2 marked a milestone of exploration, becoming just the second spacecraft ever to enter interstellar space in November 2018.
Humans have been navigating by the stars since ancient times, but a small yet diverse group of species also use the night sky to get around. Some recognize the movement of star patterns, while others get their bearings via particularly bright individual stars.
Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand.
The border post, OP 247, offers a commanding view of this starkly beautiful area some 250 miles above the Arctic Circle. To the east, on the other side of the border, is a Russian observation post and a coast guard facility.
The chaos runs all the way to the seafront, where waterparks, glossy malls and luxury condos jostle for space with container ports and fishing docks crammed so tight with small boats that from above they look like tangles of rusted wire snagged on the shore.
Officials have implored the people of New Delhi to stay inside, indefinitely. Five million children in India’s capital have been handed face masks. Everyone is to keep windows closed. Contrary to the most fundamental medical advice, the city’s chief minister urged residents this week to “avoid outdoor physical activities.”
It was on 9 November 1989, five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West Germany crumbled. East German leaders had tried to calm mounting protests by loosening the borders, making travel easier for East Germans. They had not intended to open the border up completely.
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Australia Tourism’s controversial ad. What do you think?