Tag Archives: stockholm

Keep calm and brunch on

There are only two reasons to get out of bed on the weekend: Scheduled laundry & Brunch. Story by: Olivia Miossec Oh the glorious brunch, the young hipster’s favourite meal of the day. It is simultaneously the perfect cure for that ‘one rum coke too many’ hangover and a much needed push to start the dissertation writing day. Luckily for ...

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The Significance of Pride in One of The World’s Most Progressive Countries

On the last Friday of July,  Queerolinska raised the rainbow flag at Karolinska Institutet, marking the start of Pride Week. In a matter of days, Stockholm will transform, and the (in)famous Swedish reservedness will be replaced by the glorious song and celebration befitting the hosting of EuroPride 2018. All around Europe, plenty of progress has been made concerning LGBTQ+ rights ...

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IGEM Stockholm rocks Boston: A gold medal, a nomination and countless memories

The 15 students of iGEM Stockholm have spent most of 2017 researching bacteria, raising money, talking to biotech companies, designing logos, collaborating, organising seminars and much more. After 10 months of hard (but fun!) work, they finally got to reap the reward at the final conference in Boston where they were awarded a gold medal for an excellent research project ...

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Where did my creativity go? … and how do I get it back?

Creativity, noun. Stems from the adjective creative. It is common knowledge that creativity describes the ability to produce ideas and items with originality and artistry. Yet, creativity is much easier defined than executed. Story by: Anna Boystova & Isabelle Wemar A prime example of this, is that we began this article with a definition of the word creativity, rather than ...

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A short introduction to Swedish literature

It is said that the best way to get to know a country is to read its literature. Actually, that is not a saying yet, but it should be one! Because what can be more informative than what a nation’s finest have put in print? When asked what Swedish books they know, many people will probably only come up with ...

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Cultivation theory: How media shapes our worldview

Something nice and sweet trends on social media… a commenter types – “faith in humanity restored”. Many others rush to like the comment. Something tragic takes place, many people die… the onlookers read the news and sigh “what has this world come to…” Many others react by changing their social media profile picture. Story by: Zach Chia The Cultivation Theory, ...

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Ballet for beginners: A review of Misommarnattsdröm at Kungliga operan

Despite coming from the land that gave us Billy Elliot, I’ve never really been interested in the ballet. However, living in Stockholm and having the Kungliga Operan showing Midsommarnattsdröm on my doorstep, how could I resist attending my very first ballet performance? Story by: Ben Libberton My friends and I arrived just in time which actually means, we arrived a ...

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What makes a scientist? Antonie van Leeuwenhoes and the lenses that changed our view of the world.

Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides? Story by: Caitrin Crudden In the 17th century, our view of the world ...

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Snus: The holy grail of tobacco consumption

Story By; Saket Millind Nigam The ‘Swedish Experience’ (noun): An observation that switching smokers to snus may be an effective harm reduction approach With the music thumping and speakers well on their way to a rattling, self-destructive end, I fought my way through the crowds of a posh Östermalm club. My cousin and his friends – too cool to dance ...

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Georg Klein: A life driven by curiosity

During his life, Georg lived through a world war, escaped a communist regime, built up a world leading research institution where cutting edge research was done for decades and inspired a generation of successful scientists before passing away at 91 years of age.   Story by: Benedek Bozoky In 1944, he was still a 19-year-old Jewish-Hungarian teenager in Budapest. The ...

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