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  • 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 having to make a pretty tough decision. Yet another Facebook scandal Alright, let’s start with a [...]
  • 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 to add to the last one that’s still unfinished. Join us on Facebook and continue the story in [...]
  • 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 website and try to explain why, of all those millions of roommate candidates, you’re the one they’ve [...]
  • 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 będzie czytał moje powstające wypociny, w razie czego, witam szanownego czytelnika! (i z góry [...]
  • 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 pet store, from a local breeder or even on the internet. So read on if you want to know why adopting 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 precisely. Well, when you go home each weekend, things don’t work like this. Even though they probably [...]
  • 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 lot of different things come into play which make me hate the favorite season of the majority of the [...]
  • 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? Well, I believe Douglas Adams could have given a more than satisfactory answer if he was still [...]
  • 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 expectation is hanging in the air. Then there’s a light chime. With its awaited, growing rustle, the tram [...]
  • 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 on the beach or at a lido. Why did I choose to attend a summer school for teachers in Salzburg then? [...]
  • 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 run free and, with some luck, they will land on your back or shoulders. But don’t try to touch [...]
  • 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 four days and aimed to teach every student to fly by themselves. The requirements were pretty [...]
  • 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 surrounding it, like Buching, Hopferau and so on, which you most certainly don’t know if [...]
  • “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 which aren’t easy for outsiders. Since our noble institution is located in the Swabian part 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 the like. So how can we break out of this vicious circle, at least for a little while? Read on… [...]
  • 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 now it feels like every single film coming out of Tinseltown has been made at least once before. I [...]
  • 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, we all know that sticking to your vow of sobriety is sometimes hard, and even harder on New Year’s [...]
  • 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 happened in the last almost 366 (yes, it’s a leap year) days. Why would they…? What’s stuck in [...]
  • 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 yourself from binge watching the whole series or season. But actually why shouldn’t you? The planning [...]
  • 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 at wrapping up presents that nobody needs, nobody wants but everyone will  act grateful for. [...]
  • 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 America on December 11, 1620. The first winter was very harsh and 55 of the 102 Pilgrims died 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 restaurants in Augsburg alone suggests! Japanese food such as sushi, just to name one of the many 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, very British and say clever things every now and then. Probably the Queen is even fond of honey [...]
  • “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 oreonized, the supply in German shelves is a complete joke. But hey, we do have at least four to five [...]
  • 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 presents, I can’t just buy some random perfume or (God, please save me from this shame) a [...]
  • 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 to prepare and that fills your tummy. But when I was in Sydney, I discovered a place where you can [...]
  • 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 deadline is drawing closer. We students are especially susceptible to listening to this sweet, sweet [...]
  • 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 trying something I never did while growing up: build a blanket fort. Here’s how it worked out … [...]
  • 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 out what it was all about. A really new idea? The idea of mermaiding actually dates back over 100 [...]
  • 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, people tend to fast or give something up, as for a lot of Christians it is a way of remembering [...]