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Berkeley’s Undocumented Students
Undocumented students are young people who are illegally living in the United States with or without their parents. Mainly, these are people under 30 years of age, who are limited in their studies and face some unique problems in their daily life. According to DREAMers at Cal: The Impact of Immigration Status on Undocumented Students … Continue reading Berkeley’s Undocumented Students
International festsvoboda Day
International Students’ Day in Prague November 17 marks an important event for Czech people, it all started on October 28, 1939, which was the 21st anniversary of independence of the Czechoslovak Republic. On this day, there were big anti-Nazi demonstrations in Prague, which were suppressed by Nazi forces. One student, whose name was Jan Opletal, … Continue reading International festsvoboda Day
Civil Unrest Left Hanging in the Air
Czech President Miloš Zeman (portrayed in the picture above, from Tumblr user) has been undoubtedly dividing the country in two. Openly despising him has become a popular view; a view to be proud of, especially in the capital city of the country. Understandably so, as the government has recently taken several actions provoking crowds to take to … Continue reading Civil Unrest Left Hanging in the Air
What’s Up In Turkey?
An Attack On Journalists On July 15, 2016, half of the Turkish military army, as well as many civilians, attempted to overthrow the established government of which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies are enforced. The President of Turkey, Erdogan, was first elected as Prime Minister of Turkey in 2003. He is currently the most powerful … Continue reading What’s Up In Turkey?
Annual Jihlava Film Festival Rocked Its 20th Anniversary
Every year, since 1997, a small city Jihlava in the Czech Republic, brings together film talents and professionals from all over the world. Every October Jihlava turns into a big film house with many different rooms that open doors to variety of programs: film screenings, masterclasses, seminars and forums. In 2016, Jihlava IDFF celebrated their … Continue reading Annual Jihlava Film Festival Rocked Its 20th Anniversary
Czech Holocaust Survivor Snubbed out of State Award
Jiří Brady, a Czech-born survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, has been taken off the list of nominees for a state award by President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic. The Order of T.G. Masaryk was meant to be awarded to Brady at the Prague Castle on October 28 on the country’s Independence Day to show … Continue reading Czech Holocaust Survivor Snubbed out of State Award
Spend Your New Years’ Eve in Copenhagen!
Are you planning to go to Copenhagen with your friends this upcoming New Years’ Eve? Are you a student and want to save on money? We have listed a couple of recommendations you must know before travelling! As you may know, Denmark is quite an expensive country, however you could have a crazy time with … Continue reading Spend Your New Years’ Eve in Copenhagen!
New York Marathon 2016
This article was written by Izolda Balogova.
Design-related events are emerging in Prague every year. In 2016, there were three events: Designblok, Czech Design Week, and DesignSUPERMARKET. This article will show you what’s happening in Prague nowadays, and tells you about few super talented designers, who are unique with their style, and to find them is only possible in Prague, Czech Republic. … Continue reading Design-Friendly Prague
Thanksgiving in the Czech Republic
Every year on every last Thursday of November, people in different countries celebrate Thanksgiving. One of the main traditions is a dinner, which brings together several generations, and could take place in the oldest person’s house. This is an old tradition, but nowadays some people even don’t know about this tradition. Another tradition, if you’re … Continue reading Thanksgiving in the Czech Republic
Is My Art Only Authentic When It Is Related to My Exotic Origin?
April 17, PRAGUE—The following is an excerpt from an upcoming original theatre piece called ‘So, Where Are You Really From?’, a minimalistic composition of reflections on the issue of identity. Created by second-generation Vietnamese immigrants in the Czech Republic, Hong Nhung Dang and Huyen Vi Tran (me). Nhung: If I were Czech, I wouldn’t have had to … Continue reading Is My Art Only Authentic When It Is Related to My Exotic Origin?
I’m Scared, Too
June 10, PRAGUE—The crazier this world goes, the more scared I become. Terrorist attacks, wars, hate crimes, Islamophobia, intolerance, and all kinds of discrimination and racism. And it’s everywhere, but it’s not against everyone, it’s against me! I’m the Arabic woman from Syria, with black hair and dark eyes. I was born a Muslim by … Continue reading I’m Scared, Too
Why Style Matters
September 10, PRAGUE—How many times have you heard women saying: “The clothes do not reflect who I am. The most important thing is that I’m feeling comfortable in it”? Feeling comfortable is important but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop caring about your style and the way you look. If you ever heard someone saying … Continue reading Why Style Matters
The Great Vietnamese Outpouring
November 8, PRAGUE—I consider myself to be quite an avid sleeper. Therefore, when I naturally awakened at 5 AM on a Wednesday morning, I knew something quite out-of-the-ordinary was going to happen today. And it certainly did not feel like the good kind of the unordinary. Vietnam has been flooded. More than 80 people were … Continue reading The Great Vietnamese Outpouring
Don’t Be Afraid – Iranian Film Festival in Prague
March 4, PRAGUE—The 7th Iranian Film Festival took place in Prague last month before it moved Brno to screen more films. The festival lasted for five days in Prague, with 31 films, accompanied by Iranian music evenings and cooking. The festival received exceptional attention, both by the Czechs and the Iranian community in Prague. It … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid – Iranian Film Festival in Prague
Should You Delete Your Uber Account?
“I’d rather be divisive than indecisive.” Hamilton Musical November 8, PRAGUE—I once had to get an Uber to Canadian Medical Center on the other side of Prague. The drivers were a Russian couple who spoke no English but blasted a fair amount of techno music with the windows down. Blazing through traffic and definitely speeding, I arrived at … Continue reading Should You Delete Your Uber Account?