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Table of Contents

"I Know I Have Changed": Encounters with Zen in Japan

By Camelback to Timbuktu

The Seasons Come and Go:
Impressions of a Peace Corps Tenure in Ghana

Summerterm in Nepal:
More Than They Bargained for

To Russia, With Love

Learning Outside the Classroom: The FTAA Protests in Quebec City

"Yon ti dlo fret"
(A Little Cold Water)

Student Initiative

Memories of Afghanistan

Laurentians in the Peace Corps

SLU International Programs

Alumni Accomplishments

Class Notes

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Learning Outside the Classroom: The FTAA Protests in Quebec City
By Bridgette Bartlett '01

With my stinging eyes squinted closed, a vinegar-soaked bandana over my mouth and my affinity group at my side, we rushed along the street trying to outpace the neurotoxins that filled the air in Quebec City. Some protesters cautioned people to walk and stay calm; others offered eyewashes and water bottles to those afflicted by the tear gas and pepper spray being launched into the crowds. Lines of additional police and giant water cannons advanced as a group of SLU students gathered to call it a day and head back to the vans.

I was there because I had concerns about many aspects of the FTAA agreement. Under this kind of free trade agreement, public health and safety laws, which help protect the environment and worker rights, can be considered barriers to trade.