• eMAG’s Facebook dilemma

    May 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

    So, turns out Facebook might be a shady company. I know. Who’da thunk? While private users have begun to jump ship or at the very least to post memes about Mark Zuckerberg’s peculiar way to drink water, public pages – like eMAG – are [...]
  • Once upon a time …

    May 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

    At our promotion event last week, we had people at our booth contribute to fun short stories. Contributors only were able to see the last sentence or phrase and were asked to continue the story. See what we got out of it. Maybe you’d even like [...]
  • Turkish food made easy

    April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Have you ever eaten Turkish food and wondered how you can make those dishes with little effort and no time? You have? Well, worry less and read on, because I’m here to tell you how to prepare the most common Turkish-inspired dish with easy-to-find [...]
  • Ready Editor One

    April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

    A new term – a new eMAG. New faces everywhere, coupled with the familiar ones. Yet, this term’s editors (Player 1 and Player 2) of our beloved magazine are sitting in front of their computers while everybody else is out playing in the sun. [...]
  • Push yourself …

    April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

    What promises a healthier body, a sunnier outlook, and the perfect opportunity to catch up? Running! And it’s one of the best butt-kicking, calorie-blasting workouts around. Still not convinced? Then read on… Laziness One of the most interesting [...]
  • Everything new in summer 2018?

    March 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

    A large room that fits forty or more people, about 8-10 people squeeze into the tightly arranged rows. Friends sit together; the group is spread around the room, though, leaving a couple of rows empty as no one wants to sit in the first row. An [...]
  • El fin de la guerra

    March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Una mujer camina por la ciudad destruida. Los tacones de sus zapatos resuenan en la acera polvorienta. La mujer pasa por ruinas, ladrillos abandonados y pilas de ceniza. Todo es gris o negro. Pero no la mujer. Su vestido delicado emite un aura [...]
  • The goblin in my head

    March 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Have you ever noticed someone who moves abruptly, as if they couldn’t control their own body? I bet you have! But usually you’d either look away or you’d try to give the person a furtive look because you’re wondering what they’re doing. [...]
  • Mother Goose

    March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

    With their sweet melodies and nostalgic associations, nursery rhymes and lullabies seem innocent. But when you really listen to the lyrics, this perception might change… A nursery rhyme is a short story written in rhymes, often set to rhythmic [...]
  • German grimness

    February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Sometimes it’s a good idea not to worry so much. But even when we really shouldn’t, we kind of always do. You see we Germans are pretty good at a lot of things, or at least we hope we are. We build some rather nice cars. We play soccer [...]
  • Questions of a reading worker

    February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Who built Thebes of the seven gates? In the books you find the names of kings. Was it the kings who hauled the rocks? And Babylon, repeatedly destroyed. Who rebuilt it so many times? Which houses Of golden-gleaming Lima did the workers live in? The [...]
  • Bretzel, birra e rock’n roll

    February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Il 4 ottobre 2017 è stato per molte persone un giorno come tanti altri, ma per me ha rappresentato un nuovo inizio. Alle 15:30 di quel giorno io, papà e mamma siamo arrivati ad Augsburg dopo ben dieci ore di viaggio in macchina e lì ha avuto [...]
  • Russian food will make you go mmmmm…

    February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Russian food doesn’t exactly top the popularity charts in Germany, which is a shame, really, because this huge country has a lot more to offer besides vodka and caviar. Russian cuisine Russian food is thought to be crazy, very varied and rich in [...]
  • Lifehacks for your sleep

    January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

    It’s two a.m. and you’re tossing and turning in your bed. You have to get up at six to get to your 8:15 class on time (officially), which stresses you out, making it even more difficult to fall asleep. Your sweet old grandmother’s [...]
  • België is meertalig, maar de Belg nog niet!

    January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Laat me toe mezelf even voor te stellen. Ik ben in België in een Franstalig gezin geboren, maar in een tweetalige omgeving. Meertalig zijn komt niet zo vaak voor in België, hoewel het een drietalig land is. Dat is jammer omdat die talen een groot [...]
  • Living with strangers

    January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

    After finishing school, many people in their 20s look forward to starting their very own life in an unfamiliar town with new people. In order to find a room, you try to present yourself in the best possible way via, for example, the WG-Gesucht [...]
  • Fan fiction

    January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Have you ever read a book that became much more than just a book? That smells like home every time you open it and immediately transports you back into a familiar world where everything is as it should be? This article is about what happens after [...]
  • Medicine freshmen in Augsburg in 2019

    January 4, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Great news! The University of Augsburg is getting a medical faculty! Wait, that’s not really… news. But first of all it’s great and what’s new is that future medicine students might have to improvise a bit. Why’s that? © Nickl & [...]
  • It’s all the same, isn’t it?

    December 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

    That’s at least what I thought. But it turned out that there are quite a lot of differences even in the most basic Christmas traditions. I was lucky to be able to spend last year’s Christmas with my friends and their families in California and I [...]
  • Augsburg’s Christkindlesmarkt

    December 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Ah, it’s that time of the year again! The air is full of the scent of gingerbread and mulled wine, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, fir trees and Christmas… Wait! Oh gosh, I forgot to buy the last presents! If you recognize yourself in this [...]
  • Life’s not always Simpel

    December 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

    It’s Saturday night and you’re bored to death. How about solving this problem by going to a special cinema: Thalia. It’s one of the three cinemas in Augsburg which are popular for showing rather unknown movies. Thalia, Mephisto and Savoy, are [...]
  • Sätt ljuset in i världen

    December 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

    Idag är det den 13 December, det är Luciadagen. På Luciadagen firar man en av de största religösa högtiderna i Sverige, även om firandet i modern tid inte är så starkt förknippat med religion längre. Då firar man att de kortaste dagarna [...]
  • “A chipped glass is ruined forever”

    December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Could you imagine giving away your child? To some stranger you’ve never met? In a completely different country? With a different language – which your child doesn’t speak? Completely impossible for a parent, right? Or from a [...]
  • Sweaty Palms

    December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Have you ever been in a situation that made you wish you could just vanish into thin air? I bet you have. I bet it was something really embarrassing, something that just went wrong in every conceivable way, with you at its centre. Well, I’m not in [...]
  • Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy?

    November 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Cześć, nazywam się Ola, urodzona jako Warszawianka, a wychowana w Niemczech. Spędziłam w tym dość dziwnym kraju większość mojego życia i niektorych rzeczy do dzisiaj nie udało mi się pojąć. Nie jestem do końca pewna czy ktokolwiek [...]
  • Is our future written in the stars?

    November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

    It’s impossible not to see the fear on the woman’s face. Her eyes are wide open and tears are trickling down her cheeks. But why? With a bit of a weird feeling, I look around the place. I’m at a colourful market where hundreds of busy people [...]
  • The future is now

    November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Think back to your childhood for a second and try to remember the things that seemed strictly sci-fi to you. Cool tech people used in movies and stories like it’s the most normal thing in the world, but surely couldn’t exist in real life. For [...]
  • Remember, remember, the fifth of November

    November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

    If you’ve been to Great Britain during the first few days of November, you might have noticed fireworks going off and maybe even come across a few bonfires in the evening hours.  Like me, you might have had trouble finding out what it’s [...]
  • Adopt – don’t shop!

    November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Many people have issues about adopting a dog from a local shelter. There are, of course,  a lot of  myths and prejudices about shelter animals, which encourages a lot of people who are willing to let a furbaby into their lives to buy a pet in a [...]
  • Torn between two worlds

    October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The weekend’s near! You’re already planning your days off. You’re probably going to study. Maybe you’ll go on a day trip or just stay in Augsburg and spend your time here? Most likely, the weekend is something you don’t plan very [...]
  • Student species

    October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

    About 20,000 students populate the University of Augsburg, which means different people from all over the world, who, at first sight, have almost nothing in common. Well, they’re all students, of course – mammals with particular habits, such as [...]
  • Social counseling

    October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    When I started to study, I didn’t realize how many different ways of volunteering there are. Since I had to give up my voluntary work in my hometown, I wanted to get involved again. A friend took me to the Sozialreferat at the University of [...]
  • Embracing Unity (and Justice and Freedom)

    October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Defining unity has become hard in a world that seems to be falling apart. Catalans have tried to vote in an independence referendum merely days after the Kurds, Québec’s autonomy is back on the table and Brexit is causing uproar, not only in [...]
  • You can’t weigh beauty

    September 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I always had the feeling that social media were dominated by young women with a skinny frame and flawless bodies, thus setting the standards for “beauty”. But when scrolling through Instagram lately, I see more and more photos of overweight [...]
  • Wroclaw

    September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

    It’s summertime! Courses are slowly coming to an end, leaving us tortured by exams, term papers and other deadlines. With such a perspective, it can be difficult to make time for a long vacation and get away from it all, not to mention that the [...]
  • Fairies, sheep and solitude

    September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

    So, burning out on those end-of-term exams? Struggling with your essays? Just sick of all the people crowding you each day, demanding your attention and generally being a bother? Well, how about just getting away from it all? Like, really far away? [...]
  • Yorkshire

    September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

    What did you think about the Twilight Franchise? Did you like it? Or was it too cheesy? As far as my vampirology knowledge goes, vampires are supposed to resemble demonic, sublime characters with a twisted romantic touch. But where does this [...]
  • Na Ceiltigh in Éire

    September 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Fáilte. This was the first thing I read after my plane had landed at Dublin Airport. In Irish this means ‘Welcome’. I’d always known that the Irish had a language of their own, but I figured that they’d completely adopted English. But, of [...]
  • Camping from Windhoek to Cape Town

    August 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Etosha National Park My first – and let’s be honest best – highlight from Namibia was the Etosha National Park. As our tour started, the first thing we did was to drive five hours from Windhoek to Etosha. On the road, we had lunch and [...]
  • About sushi, anime and technology

    August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Honestly, how much do you really know about Japan? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind? According to the media and hearsay, we get a lot of information about what Japanese people do and how the country works and we’re pretty sure [...]
  • Confession time: I hate summer. I know full well that I’m in the minority here, but it’s just what it is. It’s also not a very recent development for me, so I can’t really blame climate change or so. I know, though, that a [...]
  • A mole on the campus

    August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Stefie; like you, I’m a student at the university of Augsburg and I’m rather short-sighted. Please, let me assure you that I’m not one of those disabled super heroes who are often shown on TV or [...]
  • An interview with Prof. Dr. Catriona Seth

    July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Could you please introduce yourself and your work? I was lucky enough to be brought up in several different countries (England, Scotland, Switzerland, Venezuela and Belgium) and to go to university in the U.K. and in France. Until 18 months ago I [...]
  • Mieux vaut vivre.

    July 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

    Samedi, 10-06-2017 Il est samedi, le 06 juin, 2h de l’après-midi dans un foyer pour demandeurs d’asile. On se trouve dans une petite chambre équipée de deux lits, avec une seule fenêtre et une grande armoire en acier. Sur les murs, il y [...]
  • Augsburger Sommernächte

    July 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Thousands of people in the streets. The streets turn into stages. Different squares turn into dancing areas. In the centre of the city people, feast and dance to various sounds. Well, let me tell you what I’m talking about: the Augsburger [...]
  • What goes on behind closed doors?

    July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

    On Thursday, 6th July, the Anglistentheater premiered their latest play “Speaking in tongues”, by Andrew Bovell. Have you ever wondered how other people cope with their problems? How they seek a cure for their emotional wounds? This play starts [...]
  • Independence Day: The fourth of July

    July 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

    If you happen to spend the 4th July with a bunch of Americans today, you will most likely be having a backyard barbeque with burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, coleslaw and watermelon, the juicy ripe red watermelon everyone loves and can’t get [...]
  • Happy birthday, Canada!

    July 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Today is July 1 and that means it’s Canada Day! You might be wondering why this is of special interest. Because today isn’t just any birthday of the North American country. This year Canada turns 150! What a great opportunity to celebrate the [...]
  • Summer in the city

    June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Are you still looking for cool things to do in Augsburg to enjoy this wonderful weather? There are tons of fun things, like sitting on Rathausplatz and having some ice-cream, going strawberry picking, visiting the zoo, lying by the Lech, taking part [...]
  • What coming out taught me about tolerance

    June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I’ve always thought of myself as a very tolerant person. I’m not a racist. I’m not scared of Muslims. One of my best friends is transgender. I could never even begin to understand how anyone could dislike a person just because of their skin [...]
  • Biennale Arte 2017

    June 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Il 13 Maggio scorso si è inauguara la 57° Biennale d’arte di Venezia. L’esposizione internazionale più antica del mondo  – la prima fu inaugurata nel 1895 – deve il nome alla sua scadenza “biennale” (=ogni due anni). [...]
  • Summer is coming and it’s the festival season again! And everyone loves festivals, right? Of course, there’s the music, but that’s not all there is to it. It’s the feeling of being out with your friends, drinking beer in the sun with music [...]
  • What do you know about Mozart?

    June 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – a name you should be familiar with. Everybody knows Mozart and has heard at least one of his amazing pieces or seen one of his famous operas. But what if I tell you that most of what you think you know about Amadeus was [...]
  • Gegen einfache Wahrheiten

    June 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    How would you define home? Can you have more than just one? Have you ever read a text written by a refugee? Are there ways of helping refugees escape the madness of German bureaucracy – at least for an hour a day? What’s it like teaching your [...]
  • DIY stamped tea towels on Towel Day

    May 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

    – A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. – ( Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) Today is 25 May, which means it’s Towel Day! Why should we celebrate towels? [...]
  • Augsburg really seems to be becoming a food city. In 2016, the city had three food events. Trend & Food Augsburg, which took place at the Kongress am Park between April 15 and 17, was the first. It really had a lot to offer: bars, food trucks, [...]
  • Off to Portugal on holiday? Like coffee? This Portuguese article by Isabel Marcante, the second piece published by eMAG in a language other than English, could be of interest. And even if you don’t speak the language, maybe you can understand [...]
  • Things that happen on the tram

    May 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Monday, 7.40 AM. Fog pours into the streets and the square starts to fill up as another workday has just begun. People are accumulating on the platform, ready to fight. Yes, fight. Some of them are quietly staring at their smartphones, but [...]
  • A whole zoo at university

    April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

    This term in class we’ve been observing different types of students’ behaviour. This might be of special interest to those of you who are going to become teachers. Of course, we don’t want to dissuade you from becoming a teacher, but it’s [...]
  • “A day without laughter is a day wasted”

    April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Everybody knows Charlie Chaplin because of his fame as actor, filmmaker and composer of the silent era. But I bet you don’t know everything about him… Let’s start with a short biography: Charlie Chaplin was born in London in 1889. His birth [...]
  • Tout un symbole

    April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    A l’heure où certaines volontés de repli identitaire au niveau européen se font de plus en plus entendre, où certains responsables politiques, surfant sur les vagues de peurs engendrées par une soi-disant crise de l’immigration sur le sol [...]
  • Brazilian road trip in a VW Kombi

    April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I’d like to tell you something about my beautiful country, Brazil. In fact, we’re heading for Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland area, in a Volkswagen Kombi, attached to which is a 1966 Willys jeep. On top of the Kombi, you can see [...]
  • School’s not out in summer

    March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

    You think summer and school can’t be combined? You’re wrong! Imagine the easiest combination and exactly this is what summer school means: It’s voluntarily attending a school or university during the summer break while your friends are lying [...]
  • Let’s walk with King Julien

    March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Since 2008 visitors to the zoo in Augsburg have been able to walk with a ring-tailed lemur. This lovely creature will accompany you in one of the most beautiful experiences in your life. These creatures are really friendly with people, they jump and [...]
  • Five things to do in Rome

    March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Ahh Rome…la dolce vita! Lots of you have probably already been to the Eternal City, but in my opinion, a trip to Rome is always worthwhile and who isn’t dreaming of summer at the moment? So, let me take you on a trip to the Italian capital and [...]
  • Time flies when you’re in the air

    March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Shortly after my seventeenth birthday my father and I decided to approach one item on our bucket list we’d both wanted to tick off for a long time; learn how to fly. So we booked a paragliding course. The basic class we participated in, took about [...]
  • Thoughts on the duration of exile

    March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I. Don’t drive a nail into the wall, Throw your coat on the chair. Why plan for four days? You will return tomorrow. Leave the small tree without water. Why plant another tree? Before it grows as high as a step, You will be glad to get away from [...]
  • Are you a ‘Faschingsmuffel’?

    February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I always feel like a stranger in my hometown Füssen in the Allgäu. The reason for this is simple: Fasching, the traditional carnival in southern Germany. But thankfully, the Fasching euphoria in Füssen is rather moderate compared to the villages [...]
  • “I hol mer zerscht mol en Kaffee in dr Kafede, sonschd schlof I glei wieder ei.” If you hear this at university in the morning, you might not understand it as a non-Swabian. Of course, there’s a wide spectrum of dialects in Germany, some of [...]
  • A camping experience

    February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

    It’s a sad fact of life that our daily lives can become really stressful. If it’s not exams or work, it’s family or other obligations. Our daily routine is planned right down to the last detail, minute by minute: appointments, deadlines and [...]
  • How to survive end-of-term exams

    February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

    At the moment, I‘m in the middle of the worst phase of the semester: yes, you got it, the exam phase. But I have a few ideas about how to survive!  Read on! 1. Take care of yourself Try to eat nutritious food! Of course, a bar of chocolate [...]
  • New year, new me

    February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    You might think it’s a bit late for a New Year article, but is it really? It’s only one month into 2017 and I don’t know about you, but I’ve already ignored half of my New Year’s resolutions at least once. If experience in the past few [...]
  • On air

    January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

    We’re going to be on the radio! This thought was as exciting as it was scary for us eMAGers who are used to having all the time in the world to create beautiful sentences with sophisticated syntax and impressive vocabulary. So the prospect of [...]
  • Jackaroo / Jillaroo Down Under

    January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

    During my backpacking time in Australia, I decided to do some real Aussie stuff and get an insight into the jackaroo/jillaroo lifestyle. A jackaroo/jillaroo is somebody who lives and works on a sheep or cattle station – and well, there are about [...]
  • Wings for Life

    January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Participants seen during the Wings for Life World Run in Izmir, Turkey on May 8, 2016. Some people think walking is a waste of time, but others dream about being able to walk or just move their legs, for example, those affected by spinal cord [...]
  • One ticket – boundless fun

    January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

    As the semester break is slowly approaching, it’s time to plan your activities, if you haven’t already. If you love backpacking, you should definitely try Interrail. It’s one ticket that allows you to travel by train across Europe. You can [...]
  • What a feast!

    January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Everyone celebrating Christmas knows the struggle. You do one thing on the days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: eating. No matter if it’s traditional stuff like roast, gravy and dumplings or more fancy dinners; it’s all about food. [...]
  • Remake, reboot, recycle?

    January 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

    Up until a couple of years ago, it seemed that Hollywood would never run out of new ideas. Yes, there was the occasional book turned into a movie, but at least that was a story nobody had seen on the big screen before. This all changed, though, and [...]
  • How to cure a New Year’s Eve hangover

    January 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Each of us has once vowed never to drink anything again, particularly after having had a hangover. Do you remember the odd feeling when your head is killing you, when you feel like vomiting all day and simply feel like **** most of the time? Well, [...]
  • 2016

    December 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

    2016 – What a year, right!? Only one day left until we start into 2017, and I hope you’ll all have a wonderful and sparkling New Year’s Eve and ring in 2017 as is right and proper! But before that, let us just do a very quick review of what [...]
  • Treating your inner geek

    December 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Everybody has that one movie- or TV-series they’re crazy about – whether it’s Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, or The Walking Dead – just to name a few. And once you watch one movie or episode, you can sometimes barely stop [...]
  • Happy ho ho holidays

    December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

    It’s Christmas Eve and I’ve only wrapped two presents. I arrived home not even half an hour ago and already I’m completely stressed out. Everyone’s in a happy-go-lucky mood and I’m sitting here, trying to do at least a halfway decent job [...]
  • Christmas in the Park

    December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

    When visiting California, USA, there are a lot of different things to see that come to mind. Whether it’s San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge, the Victorian Houses and Pier 39, Los Angeles with its famous Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills and [...]
  • At 4.48 when sanity visits…

    December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Since today’s the last chance to see the University of Augsburg  “Anglisten Theater” perform “4.48 Psychosis”, I thought I’d share my experience of the premiere last Thursday (December 8th).  It’s the last play written by its author [...]
  • 4 shows you need to watch before you die

    December 10, 2016 // 1 Comment

    Yes, I admit it. I’m a total series addict! Watching my favourite shows is pure joy for me and the best way to relax after a stressful day. Having to wait from week to week until the next episode airs is sheer torture for me and God forbid if my [...]
  • On Thursday 8th December, the AnglistenTheater will premiere their latest play: 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane. eMAG visited their final rehearsal and had a chat with Anna – who plays a young mentally ill lady – and Lotte, who plays one of her [...]
  • New York City – aftermath of the election

    December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

    One of the most vicious elections in history, the biggest story of 2016, the gaudy circus, the bitter fight for the White House or the mud-slinging Clinton vs Trump – whatever one may choose to call it – resulted in reactions all over the world. [...]
  • Don’t give up the fight

    November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Tomorrow is probably the most important day of the year for some people. It’s World AIDS Day. There are more than 36 million people diagnosed with HIV worldwide who are invisible for the rest of the year. We don’t see them and we don’t even [...]
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

    The origin of Thanksgiving In the year 1620, a group of 102 men, women and children also known as the Pilgrims, wanted to find religious freedom and they sailed on the Mayflower to a shore in America called Plymouth, Massachusetts. They arrived in [...]
  • London on a student budget

    November 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

    If there is any vacation destination that I could call my home away from home it’s London. The British capital captured my heart from the first time I visited and has me coming back as often as I can. But frequent trips to London have one [...]
  • America, what have you done?

    November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Trump won. This sentence is as shocking as it is short. It only takes these two words to shatter what was left of the hopes of tolerant people. But it looks like we have to start getting used to being a minority. Tolerance seems to be out of [...]
  • Typically “Gaijin”

    November 2, 2016 // 2 Comments

    I guess there aren’t many people who have never been to a sushi place or Japanese restaurant at least once in their lifetime. The colorful rice rolls have become more and more popular over the past years, as the vast offer of different [...]
  • Why am I asking such stupid questions? Well, 2016 is not only the Queen’s 90th birthday, but also the 90th anniversary of the first publication starring Winnie-The-Pooh. It turns out that the two of them have a lot in common. They are both 90, [...]
  • Tips for a great Dublin experience

    October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Spending a semester abroad has been on my to-do-list ever since I started studying, but you know how things can go sometimes. Plans change, things get in the way, and in the end you have to set your priorities. Last term I finally did get my chance [...]
  • Up and away

    October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

    “To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye I was bitten by the travel bug the second I first travelled around Europe in a trailer with my family as a small child. I’ve already seen a few corners of the world, but there are [...]
  • “Twist, lick, dunk” – Small, but oh my!

    September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Oreo is the most popular cookie in the US and it’s no wonder there’s even a National Oreo Day, March 6th! The variety of Oreo products is huge and Google hits are overflowing with an infinite number of recipe ideas. Whilst the US is totally [...]
  • Star Wars Identities – The Exhibition

    September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Flashback: People in long-term relationships will know the problem: your partner in crime’s birthday is just around the corner and you’ve already given him the most creative presents about a hundred times. And since I’m a huge fan of personal [...]
  • It’s not about the money

    September 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

    We all know this problem: the desire to discover new places in the world, see as much as you can, but without much cash. So what do most backpackers do? They save their money on food: fast food, instant noodles or sandwiches. Anything that‘s easy [...]
  • Resist procrastination today … or not

    August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

    I almost just submitted this article as a blank page. That’s how bad my procrastination is, or maybe it was just my sense of irony. Everyone seems to suffer the attack of the procrastination monster every once in a while, or rather every time a [...]
  • Plastic? – No, thanks!

    August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

    “We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future.”- Bill Clinton Almost three months ago, on June 8, was World Oceans Day, dedicated to our oceans, which are polluted by mankind, and to ways how to protect them. But [...]
  • Airbnb – there’s no better place to stay

    August 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Low-budget traveling has been cool for a long time. The most popular way to go on holiday without much money is certainly staying at a hostel in a dormitory with four to fourteen people. But honestly – is this a “holiday“? If you want to [...]
  • Why fiction can change your life

    August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

    More than just some entertaining stories Happy Book Lover’s Day! Talking about books: when was the last time you dived into a completely new world full of fascinating characters and unknown worlds? If your answer is “I ain’t got time for [...]
  • Pokémon Go

    July 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

    Be honest, there is nobody on this planet who hasn’t heard of Niantic’s latest app: PokémonGo. There are millions of lovers, but probably just as many haters out there. But what is the hype really about? Since the mid-90’s people all over the [...]
  • An ode to ice cream

    July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

    I like ice cream a whole lot. It tastes good when days are hot. On a cone or in a dish, this would be my only wish, vanilla, chocolate, or rocky road, even with pie a la mode.     These are the wise words of budding poet Vada Sultenfuss, [...]
  • Drama, baby, drama!

    July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Why Augsburg needs a theatre If you live or study in Augsburg, you’ve probably heard of the discussions about modernising Augsburg’s theatre, which is estimated to cost 186 Million Euros. 186 Million Euros is a lot of money, and, as always, when [...]
  • October 1st is World Vegetarian Day. Time to brush up on your knowledge about vegetarianism! But why stick to the “boring” facts that everyone knows anyhow? Here are some pretty random but fun facts about vegetarians and vegetarianism. Enjoy! [...]
  • Dance with me!

    June 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

    If you think Germans are cold, rational and impassionate, think twice about the people in Augsburg, because if you’re out and about on a Saturday night, you might come across a mass of passionate salsa dancers, moving their bodies to the rhythms [...]
  • Everyone feels stressed out sometimes. It might be because you’re getting nowhere with your Christmas preparations, exams are coming up way too fast or adulthood in general is just too much to handle right now. That’s why I decided to relax by [...]
  • Germans like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a sip of chilled sparkling wine, a rich fondue and the annual recurring appointment with the adorable Miss Sophie and her scatty butler James. However, apart from the widespread tradition of watching [...]
  • How about a chat with Angie?

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Our author Franziska spent three weeks as intern in the Bundestag. In her letter from Berlin she talks about her experiences so far. It’s Saturday and I’m reflecting on the past five days: Last weekend I arrived in Berlin with a three [...]
  • A letter from Atlanta

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Dear readers of eMAG, Being complimented on your clothes, hairstyle or something else by random people when you step off the airplane, talking to strangers at stores and everybody saying a nice “how are you” before asking if they can help you [...]
  • I recently read an article in the Augsburger Allgemeine about food waste in Germany: nearly 2 tons of food were thrown away in 10 days at the Mensa of Uni Augsburg! And when I worked at a greengrocer’s in Augsburg, I was able to take a look [...]
  • Confessions of a secret mermaid

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    “Mermaiding? What’s that?” This is the answer Julia gets when she tells someone mermaiding is her hobby. “Mermaiding” is the practice of swimming with a mermaid tail costume; as I didn’t know anything about the sport, I decided to find [...]
  • Berlin Experience Extraordinaire

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Travelling is a great way to spend lots of money. It doesn’t always have to be super expensive though. One way of saving money while travelling is to start by exploring your own country. Germany has a lot to offer, among others my favourite city: [...]
  • A Dream of History

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    History has always been one of my favorite subjects in school. This isn’t just because of what happened in the past but also because of what connects the past with the present and thus with the future. When I went to the US this summer, I [...]
  • The day after

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    What is it like to live in a country in which a state of emergency has been declared? How do the people of a country whose capital has just been struck by the hardest massacre since the end of World War II feel? In the middle of a catastrophe, how [...]
  • Why I’m giving up negativity during Lent

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Ash Wednesday is today and that marks the beginning of Lent. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this religious holiday, Lent is a Christian holiday that lasts 40 days beginning with Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. During this time, [...]
  • A trip to the Aran Islands

    June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Leabharlann – that’s the one Irish word I learned and can remember from my recent trip to Ireland. In one part of the country my group and I went to the Irish language is still spoken by many: the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. You can only reach [...]
  • I wasn’t too thrilled when my dad told me that we would watch the ice hockey finals of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Back then, I was eleven years old and all about soccer, American football, and basketball. Ice hockey was the [...]