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Column In English Krönikor Kulturkrönika

There’s more to southern Sweden than I thought

Stuck in a small town in Småland, culture columnist Ondrej Gomola finds some much needed rest in the untainted wilderness of Sweden.  Summer is long gone now, just a vague hazy memory of stressless freedom and joy. At ...
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Column In English Krönikor Kulturkrönika

When life gives you wheat – make scones

Summer is around the corner. With the warm weather, comes the inevitable question: ”What’s next?”. But don’t worry if you don’t have an answer, it’s totally okay to not have everything figured out, says Ondrej Gomola.  Now’s the ...
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Column In English Krönikor Kulturkrönika

European countries’ curious customs

From commotion about pastry terminology to various ways of greeting, European countries all have their curious quirks. But that’s a feature, not a bug, says Ondrej Gomola. Anyone who’s been in a different country will tell you about ...
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Column Corona In English Kulturkrönika

Face masks smother social pressure

Face masks have become a part of life during the pandemic. They help protect us and others, and for some people, they provide much-needed mental ease. We have been living under Covid-19’s looming shadow for almost one year. ...
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Column In English Krönika/Studentliv Krönikor

Isn’t it ironic?

Digging deeper in our decision-making, it is clear we make unreasonable decisions. Are you aware of the ironies that surround you? asks Lundagårds student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez. Lately, I have perceived more than ever that we live ...
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Column In English Krönika/Studentliv Krönikor

Love in different time zones

Long distance relationships in the Zoom-age. Do they have any chance of survival? Lundagårds international student life columnist, Catalina Ordoñez, writes about the difficulties – and surprising rewards – of keeping love alive during lockdown. Imagine you had ...
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Column In English Krönika/Studentliv Krönikor

A matter of perspective

Do foreign people suddenly become deaf upon arriving in Lund? Does a quiet or noisy city feel safer? Everything is relative. ”Safety depends on the eye of the beholder”, says Lundagårds student life columnist Catalina Ordoñez. I have ...
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Column In English Krönika/Studentliv Krönikor

Foreigners with an expiration date

”They took the welcome rug away from under me.” Lundagård’s new international columnist, Catalina Ordoñez Valenzuela from Colombia, writes about the ambiguity of the Swedish hospitality, and about arriving in the promised land, only to discover there’s no ...
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Who Will Watch the Watchers?

Sweden’s mandatory personal registry – which makes public the address, salary, and personal identity number of every Swedish citizen and resident – is a system that stands at odds with the EU’s stance toward personal information, which is ...
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Migration Migraines

I first came to Sweden in 2013 to study Geography at Lund University. I was a 19 year old Californian who hardly knew the difference between Sweden and Switzerland and who pronounced Lund like the first syllable of ...
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