Author Sophie McHugh

Sophie McHugh

Sophie McHugh '18 is a Communication Studies major from Atlanta, Georgia. She has studied German for 15 years and was finally able to put her language skills to use in multiple coffee shops in Berlin, Germany this past semester.

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Ever since my first day of Saturday morning German school, I’ve looked forward to traveling to Germany to experience the culture I’d grown up only hearing about. And ever since the first presidential election I can remember, I’ve looked forward to the day that I would be able to cast my own vote and have my voice heard. For me, these two long-awaited, much-anticipated events coincided.