The Columnist

Far Beyond the Concept of Security by Katarína Koreňová

01/12/2010 17:10
If you want to get lost without a trace it can be a problem. Try it first with such a small thing as your mobile phone. It won’t work. Let me tell you why. The Internet won’t let you lose your phone; the new science-magic is called mobile tracking service. In order that it may work, you have to subscribe to a service, which will cost you only “some” 19 dollars a month, depending on the provider. I...

Where have we left our keys? by Janka Hulová

14/11/2010 19:16
 What does November 17 mean to you? Is it just a day off or does the date have a more profound meaning? To me, November 17, 1989, was a huge thing. In my memories I can still see my father and his friends embracing one another, crazily jumping around and crying from happiness that democracy was coming. I can recall my mother explaining to my 7-year-old sister that history was being changed right then and a new life was coming even if she knew that...

Terry Jones vs. Islam by Tomáš Buš

05/10/2010 10:21
A pastor of a small church in Gainesville announces that he is going to publicly burn multiple copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of September 11. All of a sudden, the story explodes and makes headlines around the world. From U.S politicians to Muslims all over the world, everybody is outraged by the pastor’s plot and incessantly rambles about what a great act of intolerance is being committed in the famous Florida college town. Violent...

Why students should think about joining student organizations (the case study of Ola Espanola) by Tomáš Buš

26/09/2010 15:43
Active participation in student organizations on campus is very low and is an exception rather than the norm, which I think is a shame. By being active in student organizations, one has a chance to get to know more people on campus, to improve vital skills needed for the advancement through the business world, and to create a better university atmosphere for all students.   By being active in student organizations, one has a...

I am Miss Slovak Republic by Zuzana Hlubinová

31/08/2010 15:32
It was not even amusing. I would use other attributes such as sad, shocking, and unbearable. In one word: Shame. I am talking about the video of our latest beauty representative Anna Amenová. The video contains only some four questions she was asked at the world's most prestigious beauty contest Miss...

Is compulsory English a good idea? by Lucia Otrísalová

17/08/2010 16:35
The Ministry of Education plans to introduce English as a compulsory subject in primary schools, saying that in today’s world young people can’t really get by and make progress without having a solid knowledge of English. It sounds like an enlightened idea, yet the government might miss the desired effect by a mile. An unnaturally increased demand won’t automatically generate adequate supply. Already now, English is taught by half-educated...

Open Relationship by Zuzana Hlubinová

09/08/2010 15:02
Yesterday I saw an interesting expression on Facebook: to be in an open relationship with someone. I must confess I have no idea what an open relationship is. The next question: if a relationship can be open, is there a closed one as well? Let me talk to some of those psychological freaks, maybe they will know something more about it. According to Mother Wikipedia, an open relationship is a ‘committed relationship in which either or both...

The Bologna Process : Minced Meat, Cheese And Plenty Of Tomato Sauce... by Andrea Stern

20/07/2010 20:58
 In the course of this text I will mainly refer to the following quote as well as the interesting Official Bologna Process Website in general (https://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/hogeronderwijs/bologna):        "In the decade up to 2020 European higher education has a vital contribution to make in realising a ...

De-genre-ation by Katarína Koreňová

12/02/2010 22:47
´   Give me two days and I’ll give you a brand new TV channel. This sad but true statement was not uttered by anyone less famous than me. A conclusion based on observation. Let‘s see. How much time do I need? TV is based on ideas. This new millennium age is based on de-genre-ating ideas. It shouldn’t be that difficult.  Just today I switched on an Italian...
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