Police and Fire in Perpignan: A "Complicated" Relationship

“Sometimes when they see us, they’ll spit on the ground,” the man says with his eyebrows furrowed. He’s seated at a wooden table sporting a light pink “Royal Polo” shirt and has a large bruise on his left arm. He’s talking about his job.

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Theater Troupe: Photo of the Day

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Bouticycle: Sights and Sounds Video

The Sights and Sounds videos document visual and audio impressions of greater Perpignan.

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H(ard-to-sp)ot Fuzz

Numerically speaking, there are 75 municipal police officers roaming the rues of Perpignan. With a population of almost 120,000, each Perpignan officer is responsible for nearly 1,600 individuals.

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Four Courses, Four Hours: First Impression Post

I used to think I ate slowly. And then I came to Perpignan.

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About Alexis N. Sanchez

Alexis was born and raised in Miami, Fla., where she began her journalism career covering sports for a local weekly newspaper. She currently attends the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she is enrolled in the magazine track. She is the assistant interactive editor for North by Northwestern, an online student publication, and designs for their magazine. Alexis double majors in linguistics.

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About the Program

Fifteen college students came from North America to Perpignan, France, in June 2011 to produce these videos and stories. To find out more, read a welcome letter from program director Rachele Kanigel, meet the program faculty and explore the 2010 website.