by Melisa Kamenjakovic “I had enough… of my family, of everything. I wanted to go my own way, do my own thing,” says Adem Nukic, a former homeless person who came to Switzerland as a refugee from Bosnia. With about a 150 million homeless people worldwide, homelessness remains a major …Read More »
To plant or not to plant: Are medical implants safe?
It’s taken a while, but I’m gradually getting used to the fact that I will live the rest of my life with a medical device in my back. Three years ago, I received a medical spinal implant to help stabilize my spine. It’s composed of a titanium rod, to which …Read More »
Unicorns conquer Swiss Town
by Emma Borgschulte If you think unicorns are fairy-tale creatures that don’t really exist, maybe a visit to my hometown of Dübendorf, on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, will change your mind. If you walk down the streets here, one unicorn after another pops out of the shadows. They were part …Read More »
The Impact of Brexit on Swiss banks
By Liv Eirin Danielsen Whilst Brexit continues to have huge consequences for the UK and the EU, its reverberations are being felt elsewhere too. Switzerland is a small country, but a giant in international banking, and with the UK being one of Switzerland’s largest trading partners, the implications of Brexit on …Read More »
Why do so many young people smoke weed?
by Beatrice Tabone The familiar smell of weed lingers in the air as I walk near my school campus. Huddles of young people with joints are standing in clouds of smoke. Of course, everybody here knows what effects this drug can have. According to the NIDA (National Institute for Drug …Read More »
Life of Brian
By Julie Vankova Brian Keller: a gifted student who was failed by the school system. His résumé, as described by humanrights.ch, is dramatic: at 10 he was falsely accused of setting a fire, by which time he had already committed 34 offences. At home, things weren’t easy and he spent …Read More »
Cruelty protest spreads beyond Spain
By Emily Yang Spanish Greyhound (Galgos Rescue Almeria) On the 4th of August 2022, John Pauwels – co-founder of Galgos Rescue Almeria – found himself dealing with a case of cruelty which shocked him. The authorities in Almeria, Spain, had closed down Patan, a dog pound after receiving reports about …Read More »
Is food education key to a healthier future generation?
by Allyson Schwab Rodriguez Did you know? A stick of celery contains 6 calories, but as soon as you cook it the calories increase to 30. Obesity related illnesses cost the US healthcare system $173 billion per year. You burn approximately 300 calories by walking for one hour. The lunch …Read More »
Zürich’s Declining Shark Population
By Zaliko Ugulava & Ege Çınar Merdin Trash cans are not a matter of popular debate in most parts of the world – but that seems to be different on the clean, clean streets of Zurich. When a successor to the well-loved „Abfallhai“ design was announced – after months of …Read More »