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Life in Student Housing

As long waiting lists and incessant demands from students for construction of new dormitories demonstrate, accommodations in student housing are much sought after. A reporter for the Student Paper decided to find out firsthand what one might expect from life in student housing

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Iceland Airwaves 2018

ovember is creeping up on us, one of the most difficult months of the year. The holiday break is too far off, finals too near, and summer vacation just a fading memory. But the good news is that the Iceland Airwaves music festival is just around the corner.

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“Mostly sex stuff”

Alice Bower is a student of folklore at the University of Iceland. She recently won the standup competition Funniest Student 2018, an annual event held at Stúdentakjallarinn, organised by the Student Council’s Committee of Culture and Social Events in cooperation with Landsbankinn.

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Be a tourist in your own country

Sunshine, cold beer, peals of laughter, and of course, Icelandic nature. Summer in a nutshell. You don't have to look beyond Iceland's shores to see spectacular natural sights and enjoy summer to the fullest. With the constant stream of tourists, finding peace in the Icelandic countryside is easier said than done. But there are a few paths less traveled, and the Student Paper has selected a few places that are perfect for a summertime visit.

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Italian for beginners: Italian language studies at the University of Iceland will now be open to students who do not have previous knowledge in the language

"Together with Stefano Rosatti (adjunct lecturer and Head of the Department of Italian for the academic year 2017-2018) we have recently reformed the entire B.A. programme so as to make it possible also for absolute beginners to enroll in the course,” says Edoardo Mastantuoni, adjunct lecturer at the Italian Department of the University of Iceland, in an interview with Stúdentablaðið.

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The Science of Humanity

“Wow, Literary theory, really… You know you’ve got the brains to study mathematics or engineering, right?” says an uncle of mine who shall remain nameless, and wrinkles his nose. I look down at my hands. Maybe he’s right. There’s no point in scrutinizing writings and speculating about earlier societies. There’s no point in asking why humans are here on earth and what their purpose is. Or what?

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