The doctrine of Calvinism derives from various reforms made by the French Jean Calvin during the 16th century. This religious belief is the expansion from what Martin Luther already started in 1517 in Germany, enlarging the protestant reform of Christianity. While Luther’s Protestantism spread in Germany and Scandinavia, Calvinism alsoRead More →

December is a time students tend to look forward to, since it is a break from attending school/university for several weeks. It’s is also a time where international students can look forward to going home and seeing their families and friends. December, however, can also be a very stressful timeRead More →

“Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” (Ann Demeulemeester) Black. Black as death, as the plague that destroyed Europe in 1300, as the colour of loss, of funerals,Read More →

Berlin, Oct. 29 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that she will not candidate as the leader of her Christian-Democratic-Party in December and that, in the national elections in 2021, she will not run as German Chancellor again. With this news Chancellor Merkel not only surprised, but scared many peopleRead More →

He used to move elegantly under the midday sunshine, crossing the roads and the small vias of the old town of Gallipoli like an old shadow with a white panama on top. I still remember him stopping, from time to time, in front of a church or another baroque building,Read More →