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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

Five universities build the symbol of spring in the Freedom Square

Masaryk University, University of Technology, Mendel University, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University of Defense march with long tree which represents symbol of spring. They meet crossroad of Lesnícka street and Drobného street. Ceremony takes place at the Freedom Square

 

Petra Stanová | 19. 04. 2018 18:49

Volunteers at the event Let's Clean the Skuteč find dead dog in a sack or syringe

Volunteers at the event Let's Clean the Skuteč find dead dog in a sack or syringe

Volunteers from Skuteč get together and clean up the countryside around their hometown. This event is part of the nationwide Let’s Clean Czech republic initiative.

Rudolf Požár | 19. 04. 2018 18:47

FIB of Benicàssim bets strong for the next edition

The International Festival of Benicàssim (FIB), one of the most popular competitions in Spain, hopes to increase the international public during its twenty-third edition

Iris Cubells Asencio | 19. 04. 2018 18:45

Festival Bonjour Brno brings a piece of France into Moravian metropolis

Festival Bonjour Brno brings a piece of France into Moravian metropolis

The main theme of the French festival Bonjour Brno is a woman as an artist

 

Alice Šplíchalová | 19. 04. 2018 18:44

Folklore dancers from Poland have started festival ‘Days of Polish culture’

People can visit the eighth annual festival ‘Days of Polish culture’ in Brno. Polish town Poznaň and Brno celebrate 52 years of their partnership.

Nikola Salvetová | 19. 04. 2018 18:43

Project NEVYHOŘÍM helps medicine students manage their school stress

Project NEVYHOŘÍM helps medicine students manage their school stress

Burnout syndrome affects many students studying medicine. Three young students from Faculty of Medicine in Brno decided to change it.

Ondřej Vařecha | 19. 04. 2018 12:11

People from Brno can try out new game about future city projects

People from Brno can try out new game about future city projects

Brno council members started new campaign called Brno which is not. Main goal of project is to inform people by interactive games about new strategic projects in city


Veronika Charvátová | 19. 04. 2018 12:09

Indians beat Kometa and keep hopes for the finals

Indians beat Kometa and keep hopes for the finals

Kometa hockey players lost 1:2 to Pilsen but still lead at play-off series. Indians played very tough game and beat the opponent thanks to Kracík and Kindl goals.

Ondřej Zoubek | 19. 04. 2018 11:52

Boats filled the docks of Brno Dam. Seventy-second sailing season starts

Boats filled the docks of Brno Dam. Seventy-second sailing season starts

Six ships brightened up the waters of Brno Dam on Saturday morning, celebrating the start of the new sailing season. Hundreds of people grabbed an opportunity to sail with captains for free. Boats will be floating on the dam until 14th October.

Jiří Král | 19. 04. 2018 01:20

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