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Ah! The weekend! Time to kick back from all the hard work and research, and spend a Sunday like the Dutch. While one of our teammates was off to Rome to teach the Italians some card games, "Ye Olde Empire" sent over a couple of blokes to make sure we wouldn’t be relaxing over the weekend. After some Friday night revelry, those brave enough to venture out headed to the original Heineken brewery, which organizes detailed tours for the beer aficionados. While there, Joe, Adam and Sammy snagged a picture for next year’s Fisher brochure.
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Students looking to excel face one universal truth: they must please the professor. Typically this requires high performance on tests, presentations incorporating classroom teachings, and engaging the professor in and out of class. Professors, for their part, define an exact curriculum that students must read, watch, listen to, and digest in order to learn the subject. They then clearly articulate problems with limited scope that students should be able to answer using those skillsets learned in class.
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The first major ‘hurdle’ of the trip occurred: we lost a man.  This morning when I woke up, my roommate (Sammy) was not there, and the search was on for his whereabouts.  Sree and I started at the local Bagel & Beans breakfast shop, where I got a delicious bagel for absolutely dirt cheap. 
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Checking-out (written by Eric Mundt) My first day with my team in Amsterdam! What did we do? Went to the grocery store! Albert Heijn is the local place to stock up on kipfilet and varkenhaas. There are a few differences to US stores, the most notable being efficiency in the check-out aisles due to ‘no cash’ lanes. In these lanes, only card purchases may be transacted. In addition, bags are supplied at a cost, contrary to American supermarkets.
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Hello again exuberant readers and welcome back to Amsterdam. So much has happened since our last blog post! We are delving deeper into our increasingly complex project and exploring different parts of the client's intricate world and the hard drive industry. Over the past few days, we have not only learned that our client is extremely proficient in the hard drive industry, but that they have a profound appreciation for unique art around their building.