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Two Jewish people, one holiday

By Dani Resnik Hanukkah is not Jewish Christmas. But just like how American Christmas changed the way Europeans celebrated the birth of Jesus, it also heavily […]

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Variations for Christmas events – where the traditional and modern meet

By Eszter Révész December is the most magical month of the year, the city is covered in Christmas lights, the streets smell like chimney cake and […]

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The winter wonderman

By Astrid Soderstrom Up in the extreme north of Finland, in one of the coldest, darkest places on the planet, lives Finland’s most influential man. His […]

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MTV EMA’s: A night of music and equality in Hungary

By Astrid Soderstrom The 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards that took place November 14 in Budapest was a celebration of LGBTQI+ and Ed Sheeran, mostly. The […]

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Otherness – a hard way to full acceptance

Interview by Eszter Révész The highs and lows of having a mentally disabled child in the family In Hungary, disabled people are still a marginalized group […]

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The world in pictures: The World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

By Renata Konya The World Press Photo exhibition was held for the fourth time at the Hungarian National Museum. The often-shocking exhibition took place between September […]

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Yoga every Thursday makes the stress go away!

By Maria Fiala Yoga sessions on campus with “10/10 temple massages.” Have you ever wanted to try out yoga but never had the chance? Do you […]

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Pandora papers: the cost of apathy

By Thomas Gaterud The Pandora papers were leaked earlier this month, exposing the biggest financial scandal in centuries. It revealed how billionaires, monarchs, companies, and high-profile […]

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Brain Bar – a festival on the future

by Eszter Révész Budapest’s favorite festival, where the line-up includes politicians, writers, and climate activists, and the main stage welcomes heated debates, fresh thinking, and interactive […]

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Rescue pets of McDaniel College.

By Astrid Söderström. This Fall again, students old and new, Hungarian and international, flocked back to Budapest for the study year. Many are living on their […]

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Hungary’s hottest rising bands, bringing the most extravagant costumes and vibes to Budapest Park .

Hungary’s iconic and new-generation bands, Carson Coma and Csaknekedkislány are back to performing post lockdown. Their Budapest Park joint concert featured fan-favorite songs, their wacky humor […]

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Hungary re-introduces mandatory mask-wearing on public transport, but why did it take so long?

By Renata Konya From November 1, wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth on public transportation is mandatory due to the aggravating pandemic. The regulation […]

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COVID-19 in Hungary

By Eszter Horovitz On September 9, 2021, 345 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 and 3 people died of coronavirus-related complications. The number of new confirmed daily […]

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The future of artificial intelligence: a threat or a helping hand?

By Renata Konya Self-driving cars, flying vehicles and the subjugation of humanity by robots have long been a reappearing and popular narrative of the sci-fi imagination. […]

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7 engagingly eclectic events not to miss in October.

by Eszter Révész Budapest offers a colorful palette of artistic events in the upcoming month, and even though the weather might make us want to stay […]

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“It is not about elimination but about re-use.”

By Maria Fiala. An interview with the owners of a zero-waste store in the city center. In the silent part of the center of Budapest, just […]

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The rapid victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaterud Since early August 2021, the world’s attention has been focused on Afghanistan, where the Taliban was already securing victory after victory in its […]

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Cycling in Budapest during lockdowns

By Bence Takács Ever since the series of lockdowns and restrictions were forced upon us, people have been longing for alternative ways to maintain an active […]

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A global pandemic through the eyes of a medical student

By Eszter Révész “It is terrifying to go out to the world with this knowledge” – an interview with Bianka Luca Kis (22), a second-year medical […]

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Apply to McDaniel College Budapest.

McDaniel College is still accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester, as well as for the Fall 2022 semester. Click here for more information.

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Tunes for the ”New Normal”

Tunes for the ”New Normal”

By Faraz More than a year has passed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions and lockdowns that came with it. But still, […]

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Created by the Poor, Stolen by the Rich.

Opinion piece by Khashayar Fakouri and Faraz Bahabadi Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defended the idea of forming a new tournament which is called Super League […]

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7 types of people in a McDaniel Zoom class

By Raya Kanaan After a year and a half of McDaniel Zoom classes, I can say that I have seen my fair share of fellow students […]

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Board games to play while studying in Budapest

Hidden board games on the shelves that are worth giving a chance

By Eszter Révész There has been a surge in the popularity of board games during the pandemic since people suddenly had more time to spend with […]

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Is Zoom the future?

Zoom: the future of a better working world or the ultimate AI torture chamber?

By Bence Takács When COVID-19 first hit around Spring, 2020, some people felt that the migration of our professional and academic lives to digital platforms was […]

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The Venezuelan refugee crisis

By Renata Konya Venezuela has been in the spotlight of the international press for its political turmoil, socio-economic instability, and worsening humanitarian crisis. The current situation […]

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Travelling back in time in the historic city of Yazd.

By Faraz Bahabadi A living testimony to intelligent use of limited resources in the desert for Survival. The historic city of Yazd, A UNESCO world heritage, […]

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Catching up with The Crown – Season 1 Review

Laith Abdulhadi takes us back to Season 1 of the much-talked-about Netflix series, also offering an opportunity for newcomers to board the Royal train. After watching […]

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Myammar and the fatal fallback to military rule

By Eszter Révész The people of Myanmar have been fighting to regain their democracy since the military seized power back in February 2020. Mass protests have […]

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Why Swedish workplaces aren’t as equal as it’s portrayed

By Louise Sköld Boström Gender equality and Sweden go hand in hand, right? Well, Sweden’s good reputation regarding gender equality and it is one of the […]

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Managing anxiety and stress related to COVID-19

By Louise Sköld Boström Being stressed worried and anxious is a natural and understandable reaction. If we look at the predictors of how stressful things can […]

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Budget friendly recipe – Tomato soup and Grilled cheese

By Raya Kanaan If you’re a vegetarian student who loves food and is on a budget, then this one is for you! I’ve often struggled to […]

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