Social, Arts, and Culture Archives College Budapest

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Pedophilia – the last taboo

By Sofie Holler Thomassen   Taboos have existed throughout history and across cultures. Taboo’s function as forbidden behaviours whose perpetrators, if caught, fear the most severe […]

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Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii dies at 28

By Aleksa Aleksic Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20. Avicii’s publicist released the statement: “It is with […]

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McDaniel Budapest visit to Pannonhalma

By Kiev Martinez On a gray, drizzly morning, we set out to see one of the most historic sites in all of Hungary – the beautiful […]

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Susanne Sundfør brings magic in form of music to Budapest

By Sofie H. Thomassen   With one of the most powerful records of 2017, the Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør is touring Europe these days. On Friday […]

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A treat for trap music lovers of Budapest: NGHTMRE’s show at Barba Negra

By Dan Bolboceanu Budapest, and Hungary in general, is one of the main hotspots for music in the summer. Sziget Festival is aimed for lovers of […]

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Busójárás: goodbye cruel winter

By Kiev Martinez We all go through our lives waiting for the next summer – no matter what type of climate we are from. Summer is […]

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Madách Szinhaz

By Briana Gomez Looking for entertainment in Budapest? Look no further than Madách Színház, barely a kilometer from McDaniel’s Budapest campus. This popular playhouse hosts large […]

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Catching the Christmas vibe in Budapest

By Mihai Damascan Not only are families and churches getting ready for the day of Jesus’ birth, but also our environment – the towns and even […]

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Taking in the magical Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studio Tour

By Paula Enevoldsen Have you ever thought of visiting wonderful and wondrous film-sets? There’s a Harry Potter tour that introduces you to all the details that […]

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The truth behind the DJ Mag: Top 100 DJs polls

By Dan Bolboceanu Summer’s long gone and the countdown to the next summer festivals has started, and the cold winds and rains are upon us, with […]

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China’s movies step up to counter Hollywood

By Aleksa Aleksic   When it comes to action movies, Hollywood jumps or springs to mind. We may mock Bollywood’s thrill flicks and joke about Nigerian […]

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“It” is terrifyingly good – a spoiler free movie review

By Dan Bolboceanu The problem with horror movies nowadays, is that they mostly lack originality. All the scares in this genre are predictable and laughable at […]

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Stand-up Budapest, it’s tragicomedy time!

By Alexsa Aleksic After visiting a stand-up comedy act with an “open mic” yesterday, the performance simply left me speechless and pushed me to do a […]

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Svnseas performs at Kuplung, starring McDaniel’s Peter Kiss

By Pali Enevoldsen One of our fellow students, Peter John Kiss, a communications major at McDaniel, recently performed at Kuplung with his band Svnseas, and we […]

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Upcoming movie releases

By Bridget Daley   Summer is over and fall is upon us, and among traditional seasonal escapades such as pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and putting […]

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McDaniel at the Liszt Academy of Music

By Allison Isidore                           (Photo by Allison Isidore of Yoon Kuk Lee conducting during […]

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Fun things you can do over the summer in Budapest

By Paula Enevoldsen   Staying in Budapest for the summer instead of going home? Or not having big travel plans? Getting depressed about it? Here I […]

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Shadow on stone – the art of Lili Ország (1926–1978)

By Paula Enevoldsen   “Reflection on the wall of a victim trying to find a way out of her own reality” Once again, the National Gallery […]

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Dancing on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire

By Bence Gaál   Bence Gaál goes gonzo and dances on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.     In the Summer of 2015, I had the […]

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Bureks

  Bake your own bureks the SB way Bureks (or boureks) are savory pastries that originated in Turkey. Throughout the years, almost every region that has […]

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Experience America’s cultural and natural heritage in Virginia

By Maxim LeFleur Local Amish communities and The Great Dismal Swamp make for a great weekend excursion from McDaniel’s Westminster Campus.   Living and studying in […]

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Getting bookish at Lotz Terem – Book Café; a café in a Neo-Renaissance ballroom

By Reza Almaee Lotz Terem, well known as Alexandra Book café, is one of the most stunning cafes in Europe. Located on Budapest’s luxurious street: Andrassyút, […]

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How to make traditional tummy-filling gulyás

By Anna Gál Hungarian dishes are rich, delicious, and always ready to fill your stomach. Despite the many ingredients that it uses, Hungarian gulyás (goulash) is […]

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My Budapest Photo Project: A glimpse of a different side of the city

By Sarah   Tibor László has been forced to wander the streets of Budapest since the millennium and his perspective of the city, along with those […]

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The Beijing Opera

by Sherry Jin   The Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theater, dating back to the 18th Century, where the performers use speech, song, […]

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Chinese delicacy: Bingtanghulu

By Chelsea Chen   There is a delicious traditional snack food in China named “Tanghulu,” or “Bingtanghulu”. In general, Bingtanghulu has a good taste, an easy […]

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Blissful marriage gone sour

By Rabiaty Yusuf   Two years ago, a Nigerian female musician known as Tiwa Savage got married and had a son with her ex-manager, Tunji Balogun, […]

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Ethnic inequality in Nigeria

By Rabiaty Yusuf   Nigeria is a country of diverse cultures, religions, and traditions, with over 250 ethnic groups. Over the years, Nigerians have encountered a […]

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Chinese Dialects

By Chelsey Chen and Maxim LeFleur   In recent years, Chinese culture and language have begun to attract unprecedented interest around the world. As China emerges […]

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Tomb-sweeping day

by: Sherry Jin   In China, the country recently celebrated Qingming, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, the holiday when people mourn their ancestors and the recently deceased. The […]

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Square dancing in China

  By Chelsey Chen In recent years, there is a very popular and special type of dancing trending in China, known in Chinese as ‘Guang Chang […]

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The Chinese animal zodiac system

  By Sherry Jin The Chinese zodiac calendar scheme is well-known around the world. The zodiac system comprises a twelve year cycle, in which each year […]

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China’s Lantern Festival is here to light up the night

  By Sherry Jin   The Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month (this year falling on February 22), had become a […]

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