VOICES May 2024

“They look here” or “They would look here” (in Turkish: buraya bakarlar) is a poster you could only find in underground metro stations in Ankara back in the 2000s. It was a red poster that had one big eye and an eyebrow as if it was watching you on your way. Very dystopian at first,…

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VOICES April 2024

With April being the second month of spring, flowers start blooming and trees start turning green. Mother nature slowly but surely comes back to life as plant buds open. That’s also how the name of the month April came about, because in Latin ‘aperire’ means ‘to open’. April is the month of the birth of…

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Voices March 2024

“Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” – Mary Oliver March has arrived and with it the beginning of spring. While the first crocuses grow their way into a warmer sun, we…

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VOICES February 2024

Welcome to February! The name of our second month comes from the Latin word “Februa” and means clean. During this period there were “Februalia” associated with celebrating the beginning of the sacred year, rites of spiritual purification, and penance for transgressions. This definition also concerns the later phase of this month when the winter time…

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Voices January 2024

Welcome in January and the New Year! The name-giver for the first month of the year is the Roman god Janus. He is the God of all beginnings and endings, doorways, transitions, and time. With his two faces, he looks into the future and the past at the same time. In the beginning of the…

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VOICES December 2023

“My humanity is linked to yours, because we can only be human together.” - Desmond Tutu, South-African archbishop Humanity is the theme chosen among us for this end-of-the-year edition. Why? Maybe because our generation lives in a world of paradoxes regarding this topic. On one hand, we are closer than ever to forming a human…

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VOICES November 2023

Hereby we mark the start of November. It might just be that time of the year to sit down, lean back and relax. With colder days and even colder nights, it has become clear that the summer days have passed. No matter what, we have to try to make the most of every day. Although,…

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VOICES October 2023

We have already entered October, which does not make you feel that summer is over, thanks to the sweet rush on the streets because of school. Since the arrival of the new year is closer, this month we take a look at the current year and say “how quickly did we get to October?”. Be…

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VOICES September 2023

September carries a bittersweet feeling of summer’s end and the arrival of fall. It evokes images of changing seasons, with leaves turning vibrant colors and temperatures cooling down. The month holds a certain calmness as the pace of life shifts, and it’s a time for reflection and preparation for the months ahead. For the reflection,…

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VOICES August 2023

It’s already August… Have you ever wondered where this name came from? The month of August is named after Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. Auger means “to increase, to grow” in Latin. What a great month for inspiration! Chloé’s article “Leaving and saying goodbye: the inevitable step in volunteering”, which is the topic…

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VOICES July 2023

July - the month of long summer nights, parties, and sunshine! The anticipation of this holiday month is enormous every year. And what’s a better month than July to read our latest articles in this edition of VOICES? July is a month of traveling, whether it’s to heavenly beaches or high mountains. Our topic of…

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Voices June 2023

“What time is it? Summertime!” Let’s kick off the summer with the month of June, which symbolizes beauty in all its forms, from spring’s flowers to the sunlight heralding the arrival of summer. And what could be more splendid than starting the season with long nights, breathtaking sunsets on the beach, or a warm barbecue…

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VOICES May 2023

May…May is the shortest month of the year with its three letters but May is the beginning of sunshine and birds singing. It is the month of celebrating Labour Day and the hard work that everyone is doing throughout the year. May is a happy month, people are gathering around for a drink in the…

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VOICES April 2023

As we welcome the arrival of April, we're reminded of the many wonders of spring. From the blooming of flowers to the return of migrating birds, this season is a time of renewal and growth. In this issue, we dive into some fascinating subjects, from the controversial trend of cancel culture to the mysteries of…

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VOICES March 2023

March - the month for celebrating women and daylight! While you are changing your clocks and are welcoming springtime warmly, remember to still enjoy the last minutes of wintertime, because it’s almost over!   Guess what is an appreciated part of Balkan culture and even healthy if drunken responsibly in small doses? If you are…

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VOICES February 2023

February is the border between winter and spring.” – Terri Guillemets The time has come to say goodbye to the cold winter and greet spring with open arms! Named after Februus, the ancient god of purification, February is the month for a refreshing spring cleanse. Use the last weeks of long nights to take a…

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VOICES January 2023

Welcome to the January edition of VOICES! As the first month of the year begins, it's natural to think about the past and the future. But instead of focusing on cliches like "new beginnings" and "fresh starts," let's take a moment to consider the present. What are you passionate about right now? What are you…

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VOICES December 2022

As another year is coming to an end many tend to have a look back on how we spent the time we were given this year. Sometimes it’s good to take a deep look at the beautiful and peculiar things that are there rather than things that are not. The things that can happen instead…

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VOICES NOVEMBER 2022

November is an amazing month when we start to get ready for Christmas. In the preparation for the best time of the year for some people, start the movie season as well. You don´t know what to watch? The topic of the month can solve that with some of the classic Macedonian movies. In this…

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VOICES OCTOBER 2022

While everything around us is preparing for passing and new beginnings, all is slowly falling into place. The most beautiful colors are taking over every part of the city, it is sheer impossible to ignore that seasons are changing. The year is coming to its end in vibrant red and golden colours, all awaiting the…

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