Pro-LGBT student protestors continue to face opposition in Turkey

2 students arrested for involvement in a pro-LGBTQI+ artwork depicting rainbow flags alongside the Kaaba were released on probation from jail earlier this month. Shortly afterwards, Erdogan pulled Turkey out of the internationally recognised Istanbul Convention on the grounds that it “normalizes homosexuality”. More protests followed as a result, with 12 students being arrested last […]

The promised wildlife

Written by Carolina Covelli, volunteer at Callisto Wildlife & Nature Conservation Society Let there be color, let there be green, let there be smiles that last much longer. From the air that fills our lungs, to the water that hydrates every cell in our body, wildlife plays a crucial role in the way we live. […]

Catalan elections: Far-right enters the parliament and separatists gain support

The biggest fear over the past years regarding extremism in politics, has finally come alive in another part of Europe: the far-right has entered the Catalan Parliament with a bigger support than the polls were anticipating in these elections. In a moment where the world’s attention is completely focused on a planetary pandemic, with almost […]

Turkey university student protests intensify following Erdoğan decision

As student protests in Turkey enter their second month, Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University alumni and supporters in Istanbul continue to organize daily demonstrations to voice disagreement with the appointing of their newest rector. Due to recent changes in legislation, Erdogan has become the sole authority to appoint political affiliate Melih Bulu, who was part of AKP […]

Food industry: 10 rules to be an informed consumer

Our diet has radically changed in the last 100 years and the food industry is an active part of this process. We have lost sight of the concept of eating well, but above all, we no longer wonder “Where does our food come from?” That’s what modern industry does: it makes you see the world […]

The challenges of online learning in the COVID era

The International Day of Education, celebrated on the 24th of January, promotes education worldwide. This year, the celebration is marked by the online learning and the challenges teachers and students have faced during the lockdown because of the Covid pandemic “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, Nelson Mandela said.  With the coronavirus […]

Capitol Hill stormed: the fall of the America

  “The old world is dying. The new one is slow to appear. And in this chiaroscuro monsters are born”. In 1930 the Italian anti-fascist intellectual Antonio Gramsci wrote this reflection in his “Prison Notebooks”, to explain how Mussolini could conquer power and establish a dictatorship. Unfortunately, almost a century later, these words are fitting […]

HUMAN RIGHTS 101: Everything you need to know

The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in Paris on 10 December 1948 states that: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”. World Human Rights Day is celebrated […]

Almost friends: will Biden make USA and Europe close anew?

Biden’s victory in the American elections will surely bring a series of changes. A wind of renewal is ready to blow not only on US domestic policy but also on foreign one.Trump’s isolationist policy created several tensions, in particular, between the USA and its traditional allies. And among these are undoubtedly the European countries, with […]