Sunday 11th July. The final. Students were out in droves clamouring for an England victory. Never before has an English side in our recent memory grown into a tournament bona fide and showed such tenacity in the face of tough opposing sides. After Luke Shaw’s opener in the second minute, hope that football was coming home swept across the nation. It was only after an equaliser in full-time and the inevitable defeat suffered at the hands of Italian penalties that England’s Euros 2020 hopes were crushed. The dream was all over. Or was it?
I’ve rewritten this article at least ten times, because I wanted to return to you all with some good news. Finally, I can tell you that as of yesterday I’ve had my visa accepted and […]
Each week Siobhan will be discussing her unusual year abroad experience and offering advice and tips for others along the way.
To many of us, Brexit will now seem like a simpler time. Though it was a seemingly never-ending period of disappointment and catastrophe, at least, for me, the current global pandemic seems to have put […]
Coronavirus is a big deal. Wuhan has been devastated, and over 80,000 people in China are infected. Italy has already been totally quarantined, and there is genuine talk that some UK cities might follow suit. […]
I am not talking about mass hysteria, the kind of panic that translates into irrational behaviour and stops us from being kind to each other. I am talking about a more ‘rational’ type of concern, […]
Record-breaking flooding continues after historical high tides hit Venice. Venice has been experiencing the worst flooding it has seen in decades this past week following the second highest tide ever recorded at 187 centimetres, leaving […]
In a landmark case, the Italian Constitutional Court has made euthanasia (assisted dying) legal in extreme cases whereby the patient has ‘physical and psychological suffering that he or she considers intolerable.’ The subject of the […]
I hate gender roles. Growing up I was hardly a figurehead for masculinity, resulting in regular snide questions about my sexuality and overall virility. To me, it seemed absolutely backward: was it not simplistic and […]
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced that he is running for a seat in the European Parliament come May. At the ripe age of 82, Berlusconi’s bid for a stint in the European Union’s […]
The Italian coalition government, which came in to power in June, announced its controversial draft budget plan last Thursday. Despite Italy’s large sovereign debt obligations, the budget outlined plans to escalate spending; a move that […]
Palazzo Selam, ‘The Palace of Peace’, is reported as being the largest European refugee ‘ghetto’ and currently houses a 1,000 of Italy’s refugees and migrants. The Palace of Peace is a former administrative building to […]