As intelligent and emotional (well, for the most part) beings, we humans tend to hold on to things. We collect objects that remind us of places, people and experiences – or in some cases, even ourselves. In college, however, the physical load of things we keep is significantly reduced. What is it then that college
I still vividly remember August 26, 2012 – my first time in Berlin and at ECLA of Bard. A lot of expectations blended into the abstract colors of the unknown. Another start anew, characterized mostly by the “pull-and-push” mechanism between anxiety and excitement. The interesting thing about being a student is that you have a
Even though the summer holidays at ECLA of Bard started a week ago, our summer residents are still very much keen on doing their readings. With finally enough free time and a sunny day at hand, two students enjoy their summer reads while soaking up the sun and Vitamin D.
I do not remember the time or the place. It might have been Bangalore, Kolkata, Shillong, Chennai, Mussoorie, or Berlin. It might have been at a park, a mall, a wedding, a hospital, or even at a bar. Despite the many possibilities, there was always a time when certain places would generate an awkward reaction
Since as long as I can remember, the month of June has represented the first month of a long hot summer in my home country, Bosnia. Refusing to give up on this summer philosophy, this past weekend I enthusiastically embarked on a 40-minute ride from Pankow to the 11th Open Air Gallery at Oberbaumbrücke, despite
Pankow’s local seniors have noticed a new phenomenon: in recent months, steady and growing streams of young foreign students have begun to patronize their beloved sauna. This is due to a new (and rather sweaty) trend sweeping the ECLA campus. As such, the Spok sauna is a legitimate hangout spot for young ECLAlites. Such attendance
Every year at ECLA of Bard, sporting fever is roused by the Residential Life Coordinator, Zoltan Helmich. Although the college is located in the quiet and calm neighborhood of Pankow, Zoltan, along with other sport enthusiasts, manage to add some fun and games to liven things up. Since the beginning of the term at ECLA
It was then that the fox appeared. “Good morning,” said the fox. […] “Who are you?” asked the little prince, and added, “You are very pretty to look at.” “I am a fox,” said the fox. Come and play with me,” proposed the little prince. “I am so unhappy.” “I cannot play with you,” the