Youth parties in Norway are political

By Ethan Reddish As part of my journalism study abroad program, I attended classes in Norwegian language and culture. My instructor, Lene Ness, provided a basic understanding of Norway's political landscape. Her introduction to the subject was helpful when I interviewed local politicians and became better acquainted with how Norwegian politics work. Ness is on … Continue reading Youth parties in Norway are political

Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

By Ethan Reddish With dozens of metro tunnels running underground, tram lines criss-crossing most of the roads, and articulated buses around every turn, it seems as though there is little need for personal transport in the city of Oslo. While there is still car traffic, it is far less than in large cities such as … Continue reading Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen talks about car-free Oslo

Oslo Ukulele Festival stands out among rock festivals

By Ethan Reddish Inflatable plastic parrots and pink flamingo pool toys adorned a small, hidden courtyard in an Oslo business park on a recent Saturday in June. Nearly 100 people, many wearing bright Hawaiian leis, sat drinking beer, smiling, eating pastry, and listening to music. An orchestra of string instruments performed classics by Nancy Sinatra … Continue reading Oslo Ukulele Festival stands out among rock festivals

Exploring the drinking culture at concerts in Norway and the U.S.

By Ethan Reddish When I came to Norway, I noticed how prevalent alcohol was in daily life, at least compared to my home in small-town south Georgia. In Norway, people seem to drink with every meal but my family never drank at lunch or dinner. My college, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, is a dry campus, but … Continue reading Exploring the drinking culture at concerts in Norway and the U.S.

Rock ‘n Roll Around the World Makes an Influence at Oslo Musikkfest

When I came to Norway for the Oslo Musikkfest, I expected to hear songs with a different musical style sung in Norwegian, a language I don't understand. Imagine my surprise when I attended a concert with artists performing country and rock tunes, some in English, complete with a familiar country accent. The songs wouldn’t sound … Continue reading Rock ‘n Roll Around the World Makes an Influence at Oslo Musikkfest