ZYXT – Creativity at ECLA

If you enjoy writing creatively, then you will surely enjoy ZYXT. The ECLA literary magazine was launched on the Web this term and preparations for its second issue are already underway. The inspiration behind the initiative is the fairytale gold fish that can fulfil only three wishes – thus, the editorial team wishes that libraries

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Simple Poetry

“He questioned softly why I failed? ‘For beauty’, I replied. ‘And I for truth’, – the two are one;” (Emily Dickinson, I Died for Beauty) The Yellow House (home of ECLA’s President Laurent Boetsch and his wife Elizabeth) hosted our community again, for what is now a tradition at ECLA –Poetry Night. Students selected and

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Winter Break at ECLA

The winter break is over and the ECLA community is back on track to learn about the art and literature of the Florentine Renaissance. The students and staff had three weeks of exciting winter holidays, which brought new experiences and allowed everyone to explore Berlin, Germany or foreign countries. A lot of students travelled back

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Students, Faculty and Admin Come Together for ECLA Week

The days leading up to ECLA week were full of preparations: late night essay writing, the purchasing of book making and gardening supplies, sign-up lists for special workshops and concerts, debate and choir rehearsals, campaigning for student-delegate candidates and Annual Conference themes and football practice. The faculty/student football/soccer showdown received special attention and inspiration from

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Trick or Treat

In the final minutes of the witching hour, after the “scary” film screening on Friday, it seemed that Halloween was over at ECLA. But the real trick or treat came with Saturday’s unexpected party held by a few students calling themselves “The Horror Committee”. In spite of the short notice, students and faculty alike managed

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International Dinner

This year’s International Dinner was unlike any other. It was based on the concept of a Progressive Dinner Party, where each stage of the meal is served by a different host and all the dinner guests have to physically move from one location to the next as the evening progresses. What a brilliant way of

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Scavenging to Know Each Other

Knowing what to expect from the upcoming academic year at ECLA was probably the only thing missing from the students’ suitcases when arriving on the 4th of October. Bearing this in mind, the Orientation Week (October, 4-8) came to their rescue, offering solutions to administrative problems, introducing students to each other, to the faculty, as

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