Postcard from Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan 18.01.2013 Dear ECLA, Pakistan is a country of sweet contradictions and extremes, from the Himalayas to the Indus River. Such is my experience of living in this country. I come from the city of Lahore, which shares borders with India. Lahore is Pakistan’s cultural capital and is the second largest city in terms

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Fox Plunder

Recently, the web world was astonished by the technically advanced Norwegian fox which stole a 16 year-old guy’s smartphone, managed to receive a call and then even sent an SMS. ECLA of Bard has a companion fox which can be easily found around campus, sunbathing during summer and playing in the snow during winter. Even

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All Work and No Play…

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

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Three Meals a Day

Coming from the United States where profit comes before health 9 times out of 10, I have been conditioned to believe that food from a school cafeteria is innately bad. It’s this pizza nightmare where cheese whiz clouds any sort of potential for a nutritious meal. Where is the justice in that? Perhaps this is

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As the Seasons Change

To celebrate the changing of the seasons and the commemoration of time, Berlin offered many opportunities to take a break from studying. At the end of October Berlin celebrated its 775th birthday with “fire poetry” in the streets. Combining medieval traditions with new age practices, the streets were alive with people and flames. The lights

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Interview with Lars

Last year, the European College of Liberal Arts (presently ECLA of Bard) became one of the satellite academic institutions of Bard College, located in the Hudson River Valley of New York state. The new leadership of the college aims to expand the student body and administration. As a result, the current physical structure is also

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