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I like the feeling of safety in Brno, says Brazilian researcher

I like the feeling of safety in Brno, says Brazilian researcher

Living in Brno wasn’t a direct choice for Vinicius Santana from Brazil. In fact, it was a coincidence, he ended up in the Czech Republic and he has been here for nine months now. 

Barbora Ficbauerová | 16. 10. 2018 11:16

The Czech Republic has a problem with racism, says the chef with the blue blood

The Czech Republic has a problem with racism, says the chef with the blue blood

Stefan Stefanov III. is a forty-year-old man full of energy. He is from a royal Bulgarian family. From his early childhood, he wanted to be an actor or a cook. Although, his parents wanted him to be a lawyer, he became a chef. Five years ago, he decided to move to the Czech Republic.

Zuzana Šikalová | 15. 10. 2018 10:11

“Everyone needs a bit of spontaneity in their life,” says a 21 year-old traveller

“Everyone needs a bit of spontaneity in their life,” says a 21 year-old traveller

Kateřina Burianová, as well as many other people, loves travelling. What is interesting is the way of how she travels. Next time you drive on the road and see someone hitchhiking, it might be her. On her low coast vacation, she has to deal with unpleasant situations but also travelling gives her an unmistakable sense of freedom.

Denisa Marynčáková | 14. 10. 2018 12:41

First of May shows how the revolution dies

First of May shows how the revolution dies

Park at the Moravian Square looks emptier than as usual. And also much older – as far as its visitors are concerned. One short look into the calendar and all surrounding sickles and hammers are explanations by itself. It´s the first of May – Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia is celebrating International Labour Day.

Jiří Král | 17. 05. 2018 00:37

Lana del Rey made her fans in Barcelona cry and laugh

One of the very famous and controversial American singers Lana del Rey performed in Barcelona on 19th of April and made everyone, including myself, very emotional. It was her last but one concert of her Lust for life tour so many of her fans from all over the world were excited to see her.

Kristina Křivková | 16. 05. 2018 12:06

Invisible Exhibition: the life of blind people

There live 36 million blind people on the Earth. And this number is still rising. I decided to try to be blind for a while because I think it is the most important to know about life of blind people.

Nikola Salvetová | 15. 05. 2018 22:09

The other face of the Szechenyi Baths

It's Saturday night on April 21st. The subway car that leads to the Szechenyi baths, in the heart of the Hungarian capital, is full of young people wanting to have fun and enjoy the night. Normally, people associate thermal baths with a quiet place to relax and forget about their worries for a few hours. And although fun is still the main attraction, this time people do not come precisely to relax.

Amaloha Martin Rodriguez | 15. 05. 2018 22:08

Easter Market or Taste Market?

It's colorful everywhere; every booth is decorated by its owners. However, it is a crowded place, especially in the food market. While looking around the shops, food samples are almost finished, but the selling products almost remain unchanged.

Yuan Liang | 15. 05. 2018 22:06

Burning a witches has a long history and Czech republic keeps tradition

April is the month of flowers spring and parades. I decided to  be part in one. Burning witches has a long history. The parade is common in Germany or Scandinavian countries but not in mine. I come from Slovakia and we do not have any type of these feasts. I did not know what to expect and everything was new for me.

Burning a witch

Petra Stanová | 15. 05. 2018 22:04

Little adventures are never enough, think people who attend events called microadventures

Little adventures are never enough, think people who attend events called microadventures

It is the third Sunday of April and I'm going to the Holedná field. There is a group of twenty travellers and nature lovers, who have decided to spend their Sunday evening in the open air. This event is called microadventure and its founder in the Czech Republic is journalism ex-student Jakub Venglář. He found the inspiration in England. 

Veronika Charvátová | 14. 05. 2018 19:39

One day as a soldier

One day as a soldier

The perfectly peaceful atmosphere of the forest is accompanied by the sounds of airsoft guns and occasional loud shouting. "Shoot someone for god’s sake!!" calls Dave’s fella to him. Together with my friends we decided for the first airsoft game this year in the woods near the village we live in.

Ondřej Vařecha | 14. 05. 2018 18:52

Majáles parade this year: music, colours, laughter and happiness

May is the month of celebrating. All the students celebrate the energy of youth and Brno as the with a lot of universities could not stay behind. The highlight of these celebrations is, of course, the Majáles and the students majáles parade through the streets of the city. 

Rudolf Požár | 14. 05. 2018 12:35

Food from the trash? Why not

Food from the trash? Why not

For many people it is something unacceptable, for some vegans and vegetarians it is a common way of providing food. That is dumpster diving.

 

Alice Šplíchalová | 14. 05. 2018 12:34

The cheaper, the better. Even satire can be overdone

The cheaper, the better. Even satire can be overdone

The auditorium is darkened, only a small stage is illuminated by a strong shine. The people who came to the Melodka music club in Brno are waiting. They are slowly running out of patience because the singer is still staying backstage. “Záviš! Záviš!” the crowd is chanting the pseudonym of Milan Smrčka, a popular Czech songwriter and poet.

Ondřej Zoubek | 13. 05. 2018 15:31

Every person you meet gives you something and makes you wiser, says Erasmus coordinator

Study, work or travel? As Erasmus Student Network coordinator Valentina Botica experienced all these things at once and helped many people to do the same. Czech Republic became one stopover on her way to her dream job where she would be able to fight discrimination around the world. Unfortunately the Czech stopover has not always been easy for her - mostly because locals are not very used to Balcan hot blood.

Jiří Král | 23. 03. 2018 01:53

Don't be afraid to chase your dreams, says Turkish cameraman

Don't be afraid to chase your dreams, says Turkish cameraman

Berk Kusbegi had a dream of becoming a cameraman. He wanted to shoot films in New York and become famous in the area of the film. But how was he supposed to achieve his dreams? Especially when you are from Turkey and your family doesn’t support you?

Alice Šplíchalová | 22. 03. 2018 21:01

Traveling means everything to me. Said student of journalism Barbora

Barbora is a 24-year-old student of journalism at Faculty of Social Sciences. Her greatest hobbies are traveling, writing and broadcasting her own radio show. She was studying abroad in Lisbon in Portugal. Now she want to go for another Erasmus.

Barbora Krajčírovičová

Petra Stanová | 21. 03. 2018 18:48

Italian student: I will definitely choose Brno as an Erasmus destination again

Brown eyes, short dark hair and a with a white shirt under a green sweater and a pair of jeans, a neutral look between formal and informal. At first, he can seem a little bit shy, but all of that disappear after a hot coffee and a couple of minutes.  Francesco Riso, a 25-year-old boy, moved from the University of Milan to Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He is currently doing an Erasmus and he is also studying a degree in Renewable Energy Engineering.

Amaloha Martin Rodriguez | 21. 03. 2018 18:46

Thor Fanndal: an Icelandic wind blows in Brno

"My advice to anyone wanting to do journalism is to remember that perfect is the enemy of good and be prepared to flush your job down the toilet if necessary to report what you think should be reported"

Monia Dahmane | 21. 03. 2018 18:42

We are more open in Russia, says Russian student

Danil Egorov studies in Czech Republic at Masaryk University - Faculty of Medicine for two years. His English is pretty good, as well as his Czech. He seems to be very shy and nice.

Nikola Salvetová | 20. 03. 2018 22:01

The first year in Brno was harder than I could ever imagine, says Juraj from Slovakia

The first year in Brno was harder than I could ever imagine, says Juraj from Slovakia

Juraj Durec is one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. However, his first year in Brno wasn’t as successful as he thought. “I spent a whole year looking for a job and sometimes I was thinking about going back to Slovakia,” says Juraj, now with smile on his face.

Ondřej Vařecha | 20. 03. 2018 21:48

Inspiration is everywhere, says Czech student working with Indian children from New Light

Inspiration is everywhere, says Czech student working with Indian children from New Light

Barbora Benčíková is 24-year-old girl whose field of study is video at FAVU in Brno. Nowaday she lives in India. This girl emits calm and positivity. The right word that can describes her artistic creation is unconventional. She is a versatile artist and her sphere of interest is not small. She is a photographer, a painter, a makeup artist, a creator of comics and also a tattoo artist. She came to India where she and her friends work with children rescued from the claws of prostitution.

Veronika Charvátová | 20. 03. 2018 14:14

Military service is necessary when the countries around you don’t want you, says Erasmus student Netta Blass

Eighteen birthday is a date highlighted in the calendar for the Israeli families. Being eighteen years old means combine the studies with compulsory Military service; it is a challenge that requires effort and a lot of hard work. In the case of Netta Blass, the 25-years-old graduate student of International Relationships, who did Erasmus last semester in Brno, was a call out to achieve a certain position in the Army. Her dream came true but not without sweat. And some tears.

Damián Moreno Prado | 20. 03. 2018 09:24

Turkish student: Politics is my best choice

"I feel like it is important for me to learn more, travel more and share more. I want to let more people know about Turkey, and I want to know more about the world."

Yuan Liang | 20. 03. 2018 09:23

I like the architecture and the kind Scots here, says Czech student from University of Edinburgh

I like the architecture and the kind Scots here, says Czech student from University of Edinburgh

Vojtěch Pavliš looks like a normal Czech student. If you met him in Brno, you would not realise, that there is something special. He started to study in Scotland last year indeed. For a large number of Czech students is study at abroad clear choice. The amount of this people is early around ten thousand. “I spoke to many people who study abroad and they told me that this is a really good experience. It is a big opportunity and you can meet some other cultures, so it impressed me and I decided to study some university in United Kingdom,” he says.

Rudolf Požár | 19. 03. 2018 22:51

Winning and fathering: Canadian hockey player enjoys a marvellous year in Brno

Winning and fathering: Canadian hockey player enjoys a marvellous year in Brno

Alexandre Mallet now knows that even the life of hockey player is not all about scoring goals, making saves or hitting rivals. He is raising his little baby and still realizing a lot of things have changed in his life.

Ondřej Zoubek | 19. 03. 2018 19:36

Ostrava is lighting up a Christmas tree

The centre of Ostrava is again full of people. It might be unpleasant elsewhere, but I feel very happy now and here. I am walking through the crowded Masaryk square in Ostrava, which is empty in the other seasons of the year. For many years, Ostrava has been struggling with the problem of having its centre depopulated – people spend time in malls rather than going to the city centre. So, what has attracted so many people to the centre? In a few tens of minutes, a Christmas tree will be lit up.

Richard Kuczinský | 14. 12. 2017 23:02

TEACHER, NANNY OR NURSE?

TEACHER, NANNY OR NURSE?

Although I was sitting in the uncomfortable and the smallest chair ever, I was in a good mood. There were many memories around me, in those painted walls, illustrations and in the kitchen where I used to prepare as a child the best plastic chicken.

I heard well-known noise, something between the clan of the screaming Indians or the herd of elephants. Maybe both. The group of children came into the class and so their teacher. Eva Pišínová.

I listen to her reading a fairy tale, she intoned every character in depth. Some children fell asleep but most of them were annoying. She changed calm voice and shouted at them to be quiet loudly. After she gave them the happy ending, she sat next to me at the round small table. “Sorry, we can begin,” she said with the smile. 

Gabriela Pišínová | 14. 12. 2017 23:00

‘I am not an eco-terrorists, I just want to make cruelty-free cupcakes’ says a vegan

Even from outside and afar one can hear the rush from the industrial looking building that used to be a part of railway station. Once I step in, the place reminds of paradise – it’s packed with food. All kinds of colours and smells, both sweet and savoury. All delicious-looking. The scenery is completed by people leaning over the counters of the stalls, smelling, tasting and discussing. All of them are here for a reason, even though it may differ from one to another. For some it’s curiosity and for some the freedom in finally eating whatever they lay their eyes on – because everything here is vegan.

Vanda Šujanová | 13. 12. 2017 08:15

Kometa is falling down behind the sounds of vulgarism

Fights for bronze tend to be harder than the ones for gold, sometimes. It is also the case of hockey match between Kometa Brno and Oceláři Třinec. Even if it is only the continuous order at stake, not a medal. The Wednesday match had also extremly loud vulgar backdrop. For Kometa it is serious problem this season.

Markéta Lankašová | 12. 12. 2017 14:26

Happy birthday to VIDA! science center in Brno

Happy birthday to VIDA! science center in Brno

I am standing in a huge room filled with all kinds of small educative games, in front of me, I can see the exhibition with small wooden puppets. The whole open space looks like a big playground. Here, everybody can play and learn all day long. Vida science center celebrates third birthday. People celebrate it too, enjoying smart fun in one hundred and seventy interactive expositions divided in four section - Planet, Civilization, Human and Microworld. Vida! center is one of the most visited tourist destination in South Moravia.  If I would be a child, I would probably feel like i heaven.

Aneta Matyšová | 11. 12. 2017 16:50

Prague by the eyes of the homeless: Be careful on every step

Prague by the eyes of the homeless: Be careful on every step

It’s Friday evening on 17th November. The center of Prague is full of people who are celebrating the public holiday. The clock hands are showing exactly 8.30 p.m. I am standing in front of the building of Prague main railway station. With me, there is a group of other twenty people and all of us we are waiting for the unusual guide. We all suspect that this night will be extraordinary. We are looking forward to a night tour with a former prostitute and homeless Karim.

Andrea Šebelová | 11. 12. 2017 16:47

The journey taught me to work with time. Returning to a hectic presence is difficult, says Foletti

Living in 2017 and also in Middle Ages - is it possible? For Ivan Foletti it is. Don't rejoice, he hasn't invented the time machine (yet). But this year, Foletti with his wife and group of ten students behaved like medieval pilgrims. They walked from Laussane in Switzerland, through Geneva, Lyon, and Reims to Mont-Sain-Michel monastery. Along the way, more than fifteen hundreds of kilometers long, they didn't use any cell phones or navigation.

Markéta Lankašová | 07. 11. 2017 13:20

Through a Canadian-German love-story to living in Brno – a story of Russian student Anastasia Blokhina

Back in Russia, sixteen-year-old Anastasia Blokhina didn’t know what or where to study - she just knew she must move to another country, otherwise she won’t be able to afford a living for herself for another ten or twenty years. Her mother sent her to a Canadian summer school, where she met her future boyfriend from Germany. Since German is a very hard language, Anastasia wanted to go somewhere else. She chose a neighbouring country where a language easier to learn is spoken - the Czech Republic.

Anežka Součková | 29. 10. 2017 20:38

Three homelands for one person: from Middle East to Brno

Moutasem Yousef is a person who can call three countries his home. As many people in Jordan, his ancestors have their roots in Palestine, but Moutasem spent his childhood in Jordan. And the last two years he has been living in Brno. “I am very grateful for this occasion. There are not many things that I miss. I have a flat, work and girlfriend here,” describes the 30-year-old man.

Ondřej Vaculík | 24. 10. 2017 21:39

I came to study in Brno without fear of unknown, says student from France

I came to study in Brno without fear of unknown, says student from France

When I first met twenty-two years old Amaury Dreher, a personable guy with brown hair and slight stubble, he was holding a book of Alexander the Great in his hand. Even though he likes history, he just started to study energy security studies in Master´s degree in Faculty of Social Studies. He plans to live in Brno for two years.

Aneta Matyšová | 24. 10. 2017 21:35

Nick: Czech people seemed envious to me, now I know they are nice

Nick: Czech people seemed envious to me, now I know they are nice

Nicholas Stewart Bain is an optimistic middle–aged man. The British Army and love led him to the Czech republic where he has stayed until now. “I want to be where my daughter lives,” says an ex–member of The Scots Guards.



Martina Moresová | 24. 10. 2017 09:14

Rainy weather? Yes, please, laughs nurse living in Southern England

Rainy weather? Yes, please, laughs nurse living in Southern England

Lucy Šmejdířová is one of the most honest and kindest people I have ever met. That might be the reason why she decided to be an au pair and later nurse. Because of her trusting, talkative, happy and caring personality, she likes to spend her time with those who need her. She is 20 years old but she has already gone through a lot in her life. Lucy was only 18 when she left Slovakia and moved to England. "It totally changed my life," she said after two years. 

Jolana Hanáková | 24. 10. 2017 09:11

I can't imagine my life in America without a car, says a Czech software developer from Silicon Valley

I can't imagine my life in America without a car, says a Czech software developer from Silicon Valley

Nowadays, Jaroslav Čecho goes to his work in a modern electric car Tesla. However, when he moved to Silicon Valley five years ago, he didn't have any car or even a driving licence. “It has been very difficult to live in a country which is designed for cars. A lot of buildings in America don't have any entrance from the street. You can only go inside a building from an underground car park. Even I as a pedestrian had to go to my office through the car park,” says Jaroslav about his beginnings in Silicon Valley.

Jana Zlámalová | 24. 10. 2017 08:50

I miss the changing of the seasons and fried cheese, says British girl

They said that the English people are unfriendly, superficial and arrogant. But these clichés do not apply to Charlotte Mallinson. I had a chance to spend the time with a pretty curly red hair, blue eyes and wide smile. The smile and her honesty give a clue how cheerful, talkative and willing Charlotte is.  “No problem, I like to help you,” she said immediately after a request about interview. 

Andrea Šebelová | 23. 10. 2017 09:51

Czech Republic is my home, but some things only Russia can offer, says Anastasia from Mostar

Czech Republic is my home, but some things only Russia can offer, says Anastasia from Mostar

In the very beginning, she was excited about moving to foreign country, she wanted to explore it and make new friends there. She realized immediately that it wouldn´t be easy to fit in another culture and understand those strange unfashionable people.However, her family made it, they built a new home in Brno, 3500 miles far from their birthplace. Twelve years old Anastasia Kriushenko and her family settled down in the Czech Republic, a land they had never heard about before.

Gabriela Pišínová | 23. 10. 2017 09:51

I was looking forward to eating Czech dumplings, says Maria

I was looking forward to eating Czech dumplings, says Maria

A twenty-two-year-old student Maria Wojdyga is from Gdaňsk, one of the biggest and oldest cities in Poland. She decided to study in the Czech Republic and try a student live in Brno for a few months.

Aneta Chytková | 21. 10. 2017 18:09

People in Brno are so diverse, says student from Slovakia

People in Brno are so diverse, says student from Slovakia

Kristian Xavér Kirnág is a Slovak student of journalism and Economic Policy at Masaryk University. He has decided to study in the Czech Republic because the quality of Czech universities is better compared to Slovak ones. He has been living in Brno for one year and he's absolutely contented. He has everything what he needs for his life here.

Richard Kuczinský | 20. 10. 2017 18:30

Being a scout is not at all about making a fire with two stones, says one of them

Being a scout is not at all about making a fire with two stones, says one of them

When Nermin Jukan shows me a scout poster with a tree, a boy and houses on it, I do not exactly know what I am looking at. Then he begins explaining what I should notice and why is it important – and I feel like I am talking to a very passionate kid rather than to a 22-years-old student of Informatics. We met in Brno, Czech Republic, where he came to study through the Erasmus programme from Slovenia. He knew we were going to talk about scouts, so he chose a propriate place and time to meet, a park filled with playing children on a sunny day.

Vanda Šujanová | 20. 10. 2017 18:28

I like, you like, we like. And just for us.

I like, you like, we like. And just for us.

When Facebook added a "like" button to their website in 2009, Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg said: “it's a very easy and simple way how to tell our friends that we like their post.” But when we think about it, it is a rather generalizing assertion. Why are we clicking on “Like” button and what do we want to say with that? Aren't there more reasons than just a single one? Is it because we feel amused or we want to improve our reputation or to express our opinion? A lot of people have been asking those questions for years. Scientists say it's too early to examine what Facebook and social networks are doing with us. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t think about the reason why we use them at all.

 

Klára Procházková | 22. 05. 2017 23:03

Silent Happeness Painful Screams

Silent Happeness Painful Screams

I went to a shopping mall for no specific reason. I only wanted to  spend a little time outside before going home. My friend Deniz and I (we have known each other since childhood) attended an event for deaf people that day. The event was very good  and I had met new people, had  spent joyful time with new people and I had learned something new about deaf people‘s life. I even saw a guy that I was interested in years before in the event.


 

Selvi Misir | 22. 05. 2017 08:24

To live with psoriasis? The illness steals everything – including strength of will and self-confidence

To live with psoriasis? The illness steals everything – including strength of will and self-confidence

Sitting in a coffeehouse, she is about to take off her sweater. It is tough for her, but it's May 5th and she wants to celebrate the Skin Day. The date is referring to the natural pH of healthy skin, which is 5.5. Although the spring is in its half, suddenly it snows around her. But the white snowflakes are not ice. Those are the small particles of herself, which are falling down. It is because Sára K., 25-year-old, suffers from psoriasis, one of the most common skin diseases in the Czech Republic.

Simona Zpěváková | 21. 05. 2017 19:00

It hurts but it is worth it

It hurts but it is worth it

There are a lot of people, some of them are stretching, some of them are bouncing. But everybody is preparing for their race at Masaryk run 2017. I can feel the growing adrenalin all around me and definitely the determination to give the best result.

Kotulová Martina | 18. 05. 2017 21:15

The Moravian Karst: revealing the extraordinary of the ordinary

The Moravian Karst: revealing the extraordinary of the ordinary

It is very humid here, but in a good way; it gives that fresh-air feeling, which is weird, because I am literally underground. Well, in a cave to be precise.

Ruta Draskinyte | 18. 05. 2017 21:14

Not Everyone Leaves College with Degree

Nearly half of Masaryk University students do not finish their studies. One of them is Bohdana Gillíková, a 20-year-old woman who dropped out of college after her first semester. 

Gillíková Kristýna | 18. 05. 2017 16:52

Dumpster-diving. Will finally end wasting with food?

Dumpster-diving. Will finally end wasting with food?

This idea of an alternative way of life has has been appearing in the Czech Republic. This original lifestyle came to our land from Western countries. And what is it all about? The idea of dumpster-diving is really easy. People are wasting food a lot especially in developed countries. Restaurants and supermarkets also play its role in a food wasting. They are throwing a lot of edible food to containers and bins. But there are people who trying to save this food and eat it on their own or give it to other people.

Matěj Maděra | 17. 05. 2017 13:54

Street Workout: questioning laws of gravity with elegance

If you have ever seen adults running around children’s playground swinging on climbing frames, you probably caught them in the middle of their Street Workout routine. But do not get confused! This sport is much more sophisticated and difficult to perform than it may seem in the eye of passerby.

Jana Matúšová | 17. 05. 2017 10:23

Felinotherapy - when a cat helps to heal

Felinotherapy - when a cat helps to heal

Bam. Squab. Bam. It's four o'clock in the morning. Thief? Aliens? As I said, it's four in the morning so I do not really care. Something heavy lands next to me. Aaa, a cat. Six and a half pounds of hair on four legs with tail. It moves to my head and begins to purr. For those, who do not own or never have encountered a cat; purring, in this unholy hour, sounds like a group of mowers trying to play Beethoven’s sonata. One needs to be awake to really appreciate it. The thing I cannot seem to appreciate at four in the morning is highly sought  as a treatment. Cat is the cornerstone of felinotherapy.


Kateřina Paraiová | 15. 05. 2017 22:46

Wine, singing, and dancing – that’s what you can enjoy in South Moravia

Wine, singing, and dancing – that’s what you can enjoy in South Moravia

Every Erasmus student should explore the country he visits. And that means, that he should discover some of the traditions this country has. In this country, there are lots of traditional occasions in every corner of the land, but mostly you can find it in South Moravia. Brno is a part of South Moravia, but it’s a city and in the city, the traditions are held little differently than in villages. But that’s not a problem, you can use bus or train to get to any village in South Moravia and enjoy our unique customs. Moreover, when you take a bus, there’s chance that you meet someone wearing a folk costume. “Sometimes when I take a bus wearing my folk costume, people stare at me because they are surprised. They may think ‘What’s up tonight?’ because no one is wearing this costume without a reason,” Pavlína Bayerová says. So take the bus and you may be surprised too.

Martina Hykšová | 15. 05. 2017 22:46

Fast fashion - problem that many people support yet not know about

Fast fashion - problem that many people support yet not know about

While passing a shopping centre, you may consider just a quick look around what is new in stores. Surrounded by all these shiny glass shop windows, behind which stand many mannequins, you wonder whether to enter or not. Just a brief look inside to find out what is now on trend. Don’t you need this simple T-shirt with some cute quote on it, even though you have many in your wardrobe at home? Oh, and what about these jeans, which are in sale now. It seems right to please yourself after very tough week with another piece of fabric that will wear off after few washes. It’s not a big deal, many clothes are like that nowadays, right? The variety of different styles, colours and designs is incredible, isn’t it. So much that is even overwhelming sometimes.

Eliška Koukalová | 15. 05. 2017 22:45

Wasteland is my home, Junktown is my city

All people, living and walking on the surface of the planet Earth, are part of the species of living organisms called humans. And we all are different in many ways. We are unique in our appearance, our characters are heterogeneous and every single man, woman (or anybody who identify themselves as an individual with one of the uncountable amount of other genders) is incomparable and irreplaceable.

Kristýna Svobodová | 15. 05. 2017 22:45

World’s champion despite of terrifying conditions

World’s champion despite of terrifying conditions

Isn’t possible to watch the fire fighters in a prime time on a television. Sometimes media shoot a report from fire fighter’s championship, nevertheless nothing else. Even though in Czech Republic is fire sport between a sort of people well known. About passion to fire sport might tell a story Lukas Kroupa, who spent his previous life connected with these special sport, which initiated him to dream about future fireman’s career.

Markéta Jakicová | 15. 05. 2017 22:44

Blindness to the needs of others kills

Blindness to the needs of others kills

You can see them all around. Dirty and stinky. And we do not notice them. We are living our own world in our own small closed bubble. If they sometimes disturb it with the question: “Will you give me a twenty?” we refuse in disgust. People without home...

Lenka Jebáčková | 15. 05. 2017 22:44

Students in the National Theatre? Not only as audience

Students in the National Theatre? Not only as audience

It is Wednesday night, time of the last performance of the opera Love from Afar (Láska na dálku) in this season. Sitting in a pub, trying to identify the noise coming from the place around the corner. “Would you mind if I turned the radio off? They are really incredible,“ a waiter asks. Most of the customers rest in silence, drinking their beers, just a few of them nod undisturbedly, so she knows she can press the button and we are suddenly surrounded by the strong, fulsome voices.

Kateřina Bečková | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

Drugs in sports can destroy careers, lives and bring a lot of problems

An ancient quote says that a man cannot fool only two things – himself and his past. Slovak hockey player Martin can confirm these words. His life is full of ups and downs and his story is really interesting. His story is also quite frustrating in some parts and sometimes even unbelievable. After a tough life period he became one of the most prospective hockey players in Slovakia and he also was on the right path into popular league NHL. However, his life has made another twist recently and his whole future career is in doubt.

Jakub Vaverka | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

It is not allowed to smoke in here!

The 30th of May will be the last day when people can smoke in a restaurants or bars. No more cigarette smoke when you are watching football on TV, no more cigar and whiskey pairings, no more ignition of lighters and its familiar sound. This is because of anti-smoking law. It will be unpleasant novelty for people who are addicted to smoking and for smoking pubs owners. One of them is Jiří Meluzín, a manager of Beers Monkey restaurant in Brno. “Our restaurant is for smokers for years and this law is against owners free will. We were doing the best for our visitors and we have no choice now,” says Jiří with resigned shrug of the shoulders. And this is problem of many restaurants, bars and pubs in Czech Republic.

Radek Krajči | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

Federer is unstoppable in 2017. But is he able to be number one again?

Federer is unstoppable in 2017. But is he able to be number one again?

After successful beginning of the 2017 season, Roger Federer is looking forward to being world number one again. The next huge steps are French Open and Wimbledon. If he wins one of them, he will become immortal.

Marek Bartošík | 15. 05. 2017 15:22

To transport three tractors from Czech Republic to Africa? For parson and his team it isn’t problem

He is a parson from Žďár nad Sázavou. No one would say that this person is one of the authors of the idea to take three tractors and transport them to Africa, where they should help people in agriculture.

P U | 15. 05. 2017 10:59

Roma, neo-Nazis and eastern Slovakia

Roma, neo-Nazis and eastern Slovakia

Alana, a young student who comes from eastern part of Slovakia, is trying to solve her living and social problems in her own way. As many other voters, she gave her support to Kotleba´s party in the last parliamentary election in Slovakia. There´s definitely something weird in Slovakia. Maybe you have noticed, maybe not. And maybe you´re one of them.


Lenka Haniková | 14. 05. 2017 23:21

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

Tai Tri Nguyen has been living in Brno for nine months. He is a 25-year-old Masters degree student at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts. His home university is university of Oulu, Finland. Although he studies English language teaching, he has joined classes of physical education and stress management, too. Wishing to become an English teacher, he has enrolled in a CELTA (Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications) course. "I have enough time to do a lot of things in here," he says, smiling. A typical a master degree student.

Selvi Misir | 19. 04. 2017 23:19

The guide how to shoot viral video presented by Jiří Fabík

Brno; the lecture “How to shoot viral video?” was organised within the course of Video-journalism.

Denisa Funtíková | 10. 04. 2017 19:38

Young and ambitious student on her way of helping people

Do you take care of your body properly? Lucia Stančoková would probably say that you do not. Her wish to become an excellent physiotherapist comes from her passion to help people, even though it wasn’t her first career choice. She dreamed of being a doctor, but with physiotherapy she fulfills that dream from the different perspective and she does it with a heart full of love.

Jana Matúšová | 30. 03. 2017 23:11

Lithuanian student compares three countries for study

The young creative girl called Rūta Draskinytė join our seminars this semester. She comes from Kaunas, Lithuania, where she lives with her family. But these days she is stuyding at Masaryk University, Brno.

Kotulová Martina | 28. 03. 2017 15:36

Left paradise and found new home in the North

Left paradise and found new home in the North

Exotic, beautiful and cheerful – the most accurate words to describe Mook, a 21-year-old girl from Thailand who now lives and studies in North Europe, Lithuania. By the way, Mook is a nickname given by her mother, which means a pearl. Her real name is Jeerapat Nantanapramoth and it is kind of self-explanatory why most of the people in Thailand have nicknames – it is extremely hard to pronounce their names if you are not native.

Ruta Draskinyte | 28. 03. 2017 15:35

Veerle: a girl that never stops

From the moment you meet her for the first time, Veerle is a likeable, pleasant and smiley girl that you want to talk to and get to know better. Also, she is tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Presumably, you would guess she could be Dutch. Well, and she really is.

Denisa Funtíková | 23. 03. 2017 11:54

I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

With a bit of exaggeration, the 25-year-old doctoral candidate Alexandra Šmídová-Pysarieva from Faculty of Social Studies in Brno claims that the Eastern Ukraine Conflict was a blessing in disguise for her. „If there was not a war at my home I would not have my son in my lap,“ describes a woman who decided eight years ago to move from Ukraine to the Czech Republic and pursue studies of Political Science and Security & Strategic Studies.

Simona Zpěváková | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Forty countries. Twelve choices. One final destination. No, this is not a new reality show. It’s real story of seventeen years old Taylor Eilers, a farm girl from Waupaca, Wisconsin, currently studying in Czech Republic.  She is an exchange high school student, who is living with Czech family in Brno for 10 months.


Kateřina Paraiová | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Adi Erekat is a 20-year-old young man from Jericho, Palestine. Despite the fact that Palestine is a Muslim country, Adi doesn’t practise any religion. He behaves relaxed and nice, so you wouldn’t guess what horrible things he has already experienced. Listening to his speech I realize how lucky I am to live in the Czech Republic.

Kateřina Bečková | 23. 03. 2017 11:51

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

Linda is on international exchange in Hong Kong. She is from Prague, studying in Brno journalism and security studies. Exchange is best opportunity for her to get to Asia and get some new experiences.

Klára Procházková | 21. 03. 2017 15:05

Stay in a new country has taught Anna to appreciate every culture, language and traditions

Anna is a twenty-year old student from Russia. She was dreaming about studying abroad and her dreams came true. She left her home and has started learning unknown language, meeting new friends and being responsible for herself in a foreign country.

 

Markéta Jakicová | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

It is a huge success, if you get to go on Erasmus programme once. But if you get to go to two Erasmus programmes in two years, it is more than that. Twenty-three-year-old student Zuzana from Slovak city Martin is a great example of what a desire and hard work can bring. 

Jakub Vaverka | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Instead of spending her vacation lying on the beach, she decided to go on a medical mission trip to Ghana and help local people. A PhD student Barbora Vojáčková is living proof that everyone has a remarkable story to tell.

Gillíková Kristýna | 20. 03. 2017 18:03

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

The most interesting about people is the impression they can make on the others. Twenty-two years old woman Andrea Benedek is from Slovakia and she studies British and American studies at University of Vienna and also journalism at Masaryk University. She is hard-working even if she has her own fears and insecurities. Who is Andrea Benedek, and why can her story make a really good impression on you?

Lenka Haniková | 20. 03. 2017 11:41

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

Aicha Zoghbi seems humble but she has high goals. A 23-years-old girl who studies communications and media studies want to be a radio journalist. She is from Algeria and now, in the Czech Republic, she is at Master Studies at Masaryk University.

Radek Krajči | 20. 03. 2017 11:30

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

Brian Lee a is twenty-one-year-old student from Kuala Lumpur, which is the capital city of Malaysia. At first sight he looks like he is shy and silent, but when he starts to speak, you realize that he is talkative and sociable.

P U | 20. 03. 2017 10:53

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

Vera Rambi is an amazing young designer with a lot of fresh ideas to bring on the Czech fashion industry. She is twenty-seven and for the last two years she lived in Czech Republic. Judging by her appearance, you know immediately, there’s something special about this lady with blonde curly fringe. Maybe, it’s the sparkle in her eyes, that indicates her passion for what she does…

Eliška Koukalová | 20. 03. 2017 10:39

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

Michaela Benešová is a twenty-two-year-old student of Media Studies and Journalism and Public Policy and Human Resources. She is a very interesting person with big and warm heart. However, her coming to Brno was coincidence and her life could be totally different from nowadays.

Martina Hykšová | 20. 03. 2017 10:38

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

He is 25 years old, comes from Mexico, attended an art school in New Jersey for three years and as he admits right at the beginning of our little meeting, he wanted to travel to Argentina at first… It is a real pleasure for me to introduce you Ernesto Sin, a young man who draws superhero comics and ended up in our country for two months by an accident, in fact. 

Kristýna Svobodová | 20. 03. 2017 10:37

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

We might say that Brno as a student city is full of foreign students. One of them is Aroa from Spain, future journalist. However, her home isn’t the Spanish mainland. She lives in the exotic Canaries.

Marek Bartošík | 18. 03. 2017 18:04

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

Behind a constant smile on the cute girl’s face there is hidden a deep experience with what is it like to live in fear. Alina Markulchak, 18-year-old Ukrainian, almost literally fled from her birthplace Kiev to Brno.

Lenka Jebáčková | 18. 03. 2017 18:02

There is a lot of myths about veggies

There is a lot of myths about veggies

Vegetarianism was condemned in the past. Today it is modern to be a veggie. But most people aren’t real vegetarians. The vegetarianism is often mistaken with the healthy lifestyle. People choose vegetarian eating for many reasons, including healthy lifestyle, ethical reasons (they dislike killing animals), religious beliefs or personal taste preference.

Veronika Batelková | 05. 01. 2017 21:04

Second parts are sometimes good

“I can not stay at home, sitting in front of the television and be assured with myself”. This is Eduardo’s way of thinking. He is a 25-year-old guy who, apart from finishing his studies, dedicates his time to young boys and girls in order to educate better men and women for tomorrow. He is one of the volunteers of the Group Scout Aguere 70, in Tenerife. They come from La Laguna - the second largest city in the island - and they are open for all those who want to try and know this movement. This is only one of the five groups that we can find in the island and one of the 12 in Canary Islands.

Daniel Carlos | 26. 12. 2016 23:40

Israeli man who supports Palestinians? Yes, he exists.

Gideon Levy, an Israeli national, has been labeled as a traitor who poses a "security risk" according to his own government and is considered a Hamas supporter by his fellow citizens. Despite such critical accusations, he is the recipient of the Peace Through Media Award in London, among numerous other awards and recognitions in the press. The Independent Newspaper described him as "the most heroic Israeli journalist", and the New York Times hailed him "a powerful liberal voice".

Anastasia Kriushenko | 26. 12. 2016 23:39

Our mission is to help children and their families, says Agáta

Our mission is to help children and their families, says Agáta

Gerrys Wonderlamp is a foundation that tries to help children with oncological diseases. One of the founders is Agáta Nagyová. She's a woman with a great heart in her late forties. When you're in her presence you feel a lot of positive energy coming from her. „I take is as my mission to help families and children with such diseases,“ she's saying with a gentle smile.

Zoltán Varga | 26. 12. 2016 23:37

Fight for survival not only in a movie

Fight for survival not only in a movie

Foto ReutersI worked at the baggage control at the airport. It was a nice life. I spent lots of time with my family, we owned house and also two cars. Suddenly the soldiers came to my job. They wanted me to join the army. They would slit my throat if I said no. They threatened me. Plus there is the fact that military service is compulsory in Syria. If they had not killed me, they would have locked me up, which is maybe much more worse.“

Markéta Řeháková | 26. 12. 2016 23:36

Seven cities in twenty days - eurotrip

Seven cities in twenty days - eurotrip

It was September 2015, Vojta and his two friends Adam and Benedikt, former classmates from high school, decided that they want experience something special before the start of semester. They had to find common interest. They all like travelling and discovering new countries. It was an easy choice, eurotrip was that special experience for them.

Jan Vostal | 26. 12. 2016 23:35

To Hungary and even further

To Hungary and even further

How far can I travel on a bike? – it is name of Martin Matěj’s film about his journey on bicycle from Chrastice in the Czech Republic to Istanbul in Turkey. Martin is a photographer, cameraman and traveler. He stopped studying at university because of this extraordinary, challenging and fulfilling trip . „When I came back from my holiday in Malaysia, I realized I want to continue with traveling and learning about other countries. However, next time much more adventurously and less expensively,” Martin describes  impulse to a more than two-month journey on a bike.


Simona Ferulíková | 26. 12. 2016 23:30

We did a marathon, but in the comfort of our seats

We did a marathon, but in the comfort of our seats

We are proud of ourselves. We did it. We managed to keep the attention for an incredible twenty hours.

Petra Slavíková | 23. 12. 2016 10:05

Trapped in your own mind: Mental disorders are not just “hell on Earth”

Trapped in your own mind: Mental disorders are not just “hell on Earth”

She is mentally ill, but “at the right time”. University student reveals how is living with mental disorder in a world, where it is no longer considered a taboo.

Dominika Bayerová | 23. 12. 2016 09:38

Amateur? No problem. Welcome on the stage!

Amateur? No problem. Welcome on the stage!

Kateřina Milatová, twenty-year-old amateur actress, singer and student of English, looks happy when she is talking about theatre “I'm not a liar if I say that my personal experiences and feelings are mostly positive, I can say that I've been playing the theatre for a long time and I'm glad for it. The thing which I really appreciate is that I can see the backstage or in general the background of each drama.” It is interesting, there are so many people who have to cooperate - technicians, lighting electricians, wardrobe mistress, sound engineer, prompter and of course a director, people who are not visible but who fundamentally influence the play.

Veronika Matúšová | 23. 12. 2016 09:35

Undue pressure on high school students

Undue pressure on high school students

 Is our educational system well-adjusted?

Ješinová Klára | 23. 12. 2016 09:27

Mobster found friends during killing

Mobster found friends during killing

I am approaching the passage. It is a cold winter night. I am finally coming to the agreed-upon place. He is standing there and smoking a cigarette. Should I worry? After all, he is a murderer. This year, he has been responsible for seven murders. Just this year.

Miroslav Hanus | 23. 12. 2016 09:23

The Krampus Parade has expanded to Moravia

The Krampus Parade has expanded to Moravia

It seems like hell has come on earth – the clank of metal chains and apocalyptic music brings out of red smoke the most macabre and disgusting creatures. You smell sulphur and animal stench. Do you really believe the roadblocks will protect you?

Adéla Formánková | 23. 12. 2016 09:02

Review: The snake brothers

Recently, I have been disappointed by the most of Czech films. But finally, an exception has appeared. Its name is The Snake Brothers and it’s a comedy drama about two brothers’ lives.

Veronika Batelková | 24. 11. 2016 16:28

Was Alan Turing human or a machine, was genius or a weirdo? Morten Tyldum seeks the answer in his movie The Imitation Game

Was Alan Turing human or a machine, was genius or a weirdo? Morten Tyldum seeks the answer in his movie The Imitation Game

From the film The imitation game

 Do you realize that there were many war heroes who lived among us and we do not know anything about that? Are the ways how Allies won the war in 1944 clear or is it just an uncovered secret? I had no idea how many things were hidden under surface until I saw Morten Tyldum´s wartime drama based on the life of Alan Turing – the mathematical genius, the cryptanalyst and the founder of modern computer science who lived between 1912 – 1954.


Markéta Řeháková | 24. 11. 2016 15:15

Kase.O - El Círculo

Almost two months ago, Javier Ibarra Ramos released the most important album in the history of Spanish Hip-Hop. For those who do not know him, he is considered the best rapper not only in Spain but also in Latin America. After years and years waiting for it, he presented his first album without the rest of his group, Violadores del Verso.

Daniel Carlos | 24. 11. 2016 15:04

Michael Viewegh: The Wonderful Years of Lousy Living (1992)

After the Velvet revolution there were middle-aged authors who brought new points of view about what happened. Viewegh wrote about normalization with light humor. There were differences between him and other authors.

Jaroslava Pivcová | 24. 11. 2016 15:03

Review: The book thief

Review: The book thief

Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer and others

Director: Brian Percival

Petra Slavíková | 24. 11. 2016 14:58

Green Day's Revolution Radio is going back to the roots

Green Day's Revolution Radio is going back to the roots

Four years after the release of the trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!, Green Day are returning with their self-produced album Revolution Radio. The total length of the album is 44 minutes and 29 seconds. It's their twelfth studio album. Last year they were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's hard to believe that they are in the business for more than 25 years and they still have something new to offer to the audiences.

Zoltán Varga | 24. 11. 2016 14:54

Astrid & Veronika, Linda Olsson, 2005

Lots of people read books which make them feel relaxed. Other readers like something more complicated, stories which teach us something about the world. In some cases these two points are combined which, I think, is great. Astrid and Veronika is one of these readable novels with a spirit.

Veronika Matúšová | 24. 11. 2016 14:51

The Phantom of the Opera Enchants Prague: a musical legend in Czech production

It is never really easy to take a legend and transform it from the comfort of movie studios to the hard reality of theatre stage. That is why the news of a Czech production of this legend, based on Gaston Leroux’s book which slowly made it into the shelves of “classics”, filled me not only with hopeful expectations, but also with a kind of fear. Is anyone able to transform Webber’s Phantom of the Opera to our country and do it justice?

Dominika Bayerová | 24. 11. 2016 14:46

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A typical Burton’s dark fairy tale brings light to the current fimmaking.

Ješinová Klára | 23. 11. 2016 23:16

New Lemonade Joe: Play stands comparison with film

New Lemonade Joe: Play stands comparison with film

Brno City Theater introduces a new adaptation of famous Czech western parody and artists have proved that the new Lemonade Joe will not get lost in the memories of people like a pale copy of the movie adaptation from the sixties. Performance brings an contemporary music and new forums to the old known story.

Simona Ferulíková | 23. 11. 2016 23:15

Český špion Erwin van Haarlem/Czech spy Erwin van Haarlem (2005)

Český špion Erwin van Haarlem/Czech spy Erwin van Haarlem (2005)

The book Czech Spy mediates hitherto little known information and primarily incredible story from the Cold War days. At the first sight we see that name Erwin isn't typical Czech name.

Miroslav Hanus | 23. 11. 2016 23:13

Review: The Girl on the Train (USA 2016)

Review: The Girl on the Train (USA 2016)

This movie, which is based on book from Paula Hawkins, shows how can be people evil, vicious and desperate. Today's statistics of marriage is not very flattering and the movie represents maybe the worst way how it can end. This type of thrillers is becoming more popular in last years and people have many choices to comparing. Despite that, movie has very good rating from spectators.

Jan Vostal | 23. 11. 2016 23:12

THE HUNGER GAMES: “May the odds be ever in your favour.”

The first film of a series which attracted a new wave of fandom all around the world. A piece directed by Garry Ross was filmed according to the world bestseller by Suzanne Collins. This film will drag you into a world where every year the capital’s dictatorship holds games to remind the inhabitants of its power. In each of the twelve districts, there are two tributes allotted – a boy and a girl – who are going to fight for their lives in the arena by slaughtering other children. And only one of these children can win this twisted competition. 

 

Adéla Formánková | 23. 11. 2016 23:09

Brno is a perfect place for Erasmus student

Intrview with Erasmus student.

Jaroslava Pivcová | 30. 10. 2016 11:29

Israeli fighter will become a Czech veterinarian

Nationality Israeli, age 28, height 173 cm, weight 70 kg. These are some important physical characteristics of Michael Vodovozov, who studies at University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno. They are so important because besides studying of vocational Latin there are also other activities, how he spends time. He is successful fighter and competitor in Fightclub Brno.

Markéta Řeháková | 30. 10. 2016 11:26

''No kind of education can give you as much as this experience'' says Tal.

Yes, certainly there are many Erasmus students on FSS, but how to find them? I felt a little bit like a secret agent when I was walking round the university trying to find my respondent. It was Thursday and I had the last chance to find somebody for the interview. Now I can say that I was lucky one. I overheard someone's voice during a telephone call in a foreign language. I met a really nice student from Israel.

Veronika Matúšová | 27. 10. 2016 21:51

A student from USA: I wanted to study in a unique country

A student from USA: I wanted to study in a unique country

Valeria Urbina is 20-year-old student from the USA. She lives in El Paso in Texas, where she is also studying Forensic Biology at University of Texas at El Paso. But in recent weeks she has moved for a one semester thousands of kilometres away from her home to the second largest city in the Czech Republic.  She is studying at Masaryk University at the Faculty of Medicine. And after few weeks she says that Czech Republic and Brno was a really good choice.

Matěj Maděra | 27. 10. 2016 21:48

The Dutch traveller has settled in Brno, but just for a while

 He is one of these people that are always in the centre of attention, has a lot of friends and is always doing something or going somewhere.

Zoltán Varga | 27. 10. 2016 21:47

A student from England: I always wanted to do medicine

A student from England: I always wanted to do medicine

Medicine is a hard field to study, but for Fizza Rizvi, fifth-year student on the English study program, it is something that she always wanted to do. She wants to know more information about the human body.

Simona Ferulíková | 25. 10. 2016 20:01

Student of veterinary medicine: My dream is to go to Africa and study chimpanzees

Student of veterinary medicine: My dream is to go to Africa and study chimpanzees

Lucia Ortega is a 23-year-old girl who studies veterinary medicine. She would like to go to Africa, where she could study and help chimpanzees.

Petra Slavíková | 25. 10. 2016 19:58

“I came to Brno to make my dreams come true” says a student from Basque

Xabier Mendienta, only an 18-year-old student from Bilbao, already knows what he wants to do in his life. For achieving his goal, he chose Czech Republic. 

Tereza Dvořáková | 25. 10. 2016 19:56

Masaryk University gains a valuable addition in a student of Political Science

Matt Coates is twenty-one-year-old student from Vermont, US, who laughs at every question you ask him. Judging from his appearance,

you would say he is Irish but his accent and directness disclose his origin.

Adéla Formánková | 25. 10. 2016 19:54

Greek student: “Life is short. You’d better live it to the full.”

I find myself sitting inside a cosy café with a law student from Greece. His name is Anastasios Trontzos, but he calls himself Tarsus. “It’s short, easy to remember and an internationally friendly nickname,” he explains. Tarsus travelled to Brno as a part of the Erasmus+ program one month ago and he’s really looking forward to the five months ahead of him. 

Dominika Bayerová | 25. 10. 2016 19:53

We are more funny and relaxed, says the Greek man

We are more funny and relaxed, says the Greek man

Michalis Pistaris, a twenty-nine-year-old man from Greece, has been living in the Czech Republic for one month. So far he has plenty experiences to share.

Ješinová Klára | 25. 10. 2016 19:50

Reputation of Masaryk University reaches up to the Baltic Sea

Reputation of Masaryk University reaches up to the Baltic Sea

The Czech Republic was not her dream. It was her friends who persuaded her that Masaryk University was a good choice for her for an one-semester exchange Erasmus programme. After three years of studying, 21-year-old student Austè Labonaitè is now looking forward to finishing a bachelor’s degree and starting a master's degree programme in event management.

Jan Vostal | 25. 10. 2016 19:47

Barnaul or Brno, so hard to choose...

Barnaul or Brno, so hard to choose...

Barnaul and Brno – these are two cities which mean a lot to Anne Sharova, student of journalism and environmental studies at Masaryk University. Even though they sound similar, the distance from one destination to the other is 7,000 km. Czech people can hardly imagine such a scale…

Anastasia Kriushenko | 25. 10. 2016 19:44

“Not everything is better in France” says Pauline

Not everything in the west is better. French Erasmus student Pauline has been here only a few weeks but she has fallen in love with Brno already. And many things are better here than in France, she thinks.

Veronika Batelková | 24. 10. 2016 15:38

When amateurs have as crazy fans as national team

When amateurs have as crazy fans as national team

Four three, two, yes! Everyone are shouting and jumping. I am hearing a noise of drums, tubes and clapping. "Champions, champions, champions", fans in white clothes are screaming. Floorball team Mobydicks won the final and you can feel the happiness in the air. Across the hall it is absolutely different. People in blue clothes are sad and just watch. Team Centaurs is second again and it is a big disappointment. No, this is not world floorball championship. This is tiny amateur league in small city in Czech Republic. But for most of this shouting people it means more than Stanley cup.

Michaela Synková | 08. 06. 2016 22:08

Diana, an accordion musician: The stage isn't the only place to excel for an artist

A feature story about an accordion musician Diana and her way to career.

Kateřina Keprtová | 05. 06. 2016 13:39

Lose weight by playing a virtual reality game

Fog lazily rolls over a grassy area. The deadly early-morning peace at one Brno's streets is bleak in the humid air. One man is standing there, his smartphone glued to his hand, silently waiting. Suddenly a car dives into this little part of the universe. He jumps in. A five-member group of heroes are about to start their journey to gain control over local portals.

Kristýna Klazarová | 30. 05. 2016 15:47

Nervous rapper beyond the standards

He looks like Eminem. And he does almost the same. Zdenny, whose real name is Zdeněk Kalous is a young rapper. He writes his songs and could the music all by himsef. About six years ago Zdenny started to sing, trying to make his way into the big music world.

Veronika Jelínková | 27. 05. 2016 12:03

The misunderstanding of profesional wrestling

An open letter to "non-wrestling fans"

Janusz Dudys | 26. 05. 2016 13:58

University helps seniors to stay active

University helps seniors to stay active

She decided to jump on board and started to study again when she retired. Now she knows it was the best decision ever.

Dominika Sladká | 25. 05. 2016 17:33

The green, the sun and the football

The green, the sun and the football

I feel only fresh mowed grass. The sun shines on my shoulders. I can hear cars from one side, the birds sing from another. I have simple task - to score the least amount of kicks.

Michaela Částková | 25. 05. 2016 16:20

Instruments that smell like cigars

Instruments that smell like cigars

The small room full of unusual instruments is colourful and cosy. You can hear silent blues from an old radio, there is a sofa and a table with a limo on it. Two young men in their special dress code of red braces, shirt and black pants, welcome me very kindly. I came to hear something about instruments made out of cigar boxes. There are only two places where you can buy them, one here in Brno, and another in Prague.

Marie Drahoňovská | 25. 05. 2016 09:12

Storytelling evening in Amsterdam

On a typical Friday night, a group of people is gathering in a book café in the old part of Amsterdam. Once everyone has settled in – about two dozens of people: young and old, those dressed up and those dressed rather casually, men and women – the man who has been welcoming everyone at the entrance asks us to introduce ourselves to the person next to us and exchange couple of facts with them. So what could a rogue folk guitarist and a student of Russian language and literature possibly have in common that led them to meet there?

Inamjan Ibragimov | 24. 05. 2016 19:31

Students and gardening

Have you ever planted a tree? We put this one and four other easy questions about experiences with gardening to eighteen students of Masaryk university.

Dominika Sladká | 03. 05. 2016 17:46

3 out of 4 students in the Czech Republic work alongside their studies

In a recent survey conducted among 466 university students regarding the cost of life, three quarters were found to work during the school year.

Inamjan Ibragimov | 26. 04. 2016 20:59

FSS students: We want more language classes

Most of the surveyed Faculty of social studies students think it is important for them to know more than one foreign language. Are they satisfied with the offer of language classes at Masaryk University?

Dominika Sladká | 26. 04. 2016 19:38

Pale beer still the most popular? Beer survey holds results

A recent survey concerning beer preferences of young people didn’t show anything surprising at all as one could have guessed the results beforehand. The survey, conducted online, asked people about the characteristic of their favourite kinds of beer.

Michaela Částková | 25. 04. 2016 18:20

The secret of vaccination is hidden well enough

Students of Masaryk University are highly interested in travelling into exotic countries. A recent survey conducted for English section of muniMEDIA shows that 80% of respondents would like to visit some of these countries. Maybe it´s also because there it might happen that you won´t be on Facebook for a whole day.

Marie Drahoňovská | 25. 04. 2016 17:19

Every 23rd student of Masaryk University studies abroad

Germany has been the most favourite country where to go. Most students that have come to Brno are from Spain. 

Michaela Synková | 24. 04. 2016 23:13

We have rice and tea, you have bread and beer, says Emily Chang

She came to the Czech Republic to teach Chinese language due to her Master’s program in Taiwan. She will be in Brno for three months and now she already thinks she would like to come back one day.

Filip Hanzelka | 04. 04. 2016 13:18

Kristine: I have always wanted to study abroad

A twenty-two-year-old student of international relations from Norway has decided to try Czech student life for one semester.

Filip Hanzelka | 04. 04. 2016 13:18

Hostility towards Muslims doesn't discourage me, says a student from Uzbekistan

A student of Russian language and literature at Masaryk University has made Brno his second home.

Filip Hanzelka | 04. 04. 2016 13:18

Mia knows who she is and she is not afraid to tell the World about it

Mia knows who she is and she is not afraid to tell the World about it

While being a Muslim in Brno is sometimes difficult for this Erasmus student from Malaysia, she is clearly enjoying her stay at Masaryk university. 

Marie Drahoňovská | 04. 04. 2016 09:07

Brno is quite small – a shock to a particular foreign student

Brno is quite small – a shock to a particular foreign student

A student of international relations from Budapest is enthusiastic about the professional service he gets at Masaryk University.

Filip Hanzelka | 29. 03. 2016 11:52