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The Moustache the 16th of March 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1 Contents:  Victor’s thought : find out Victor’s funny thoughts when he opens the curtains on Denmark , this issue on page 2;

The Erasmus Students newspaper - find out about the fun and read the great stories from Camp Logos, BETA Hostel and much more. A newspaper about Erasmus Experience in VIA University College, Campus Viborg, written by students for students but not only for them.

ERASMUS CULTURE

Steve knows best!

 U-days: Erasmus trip to Århus - how did the Danish city look through their eyes, on page 4; Movie Night : Thursday and Friday at 20.02 in the Drama Room and on Saturday at 20.33, same place.

 Investigating Practices and Animation as a Learning Tool what did the Erasmus students do up to now on pages 5-6;  The first handball game at the stadium and the Romanian supporters on page 8.

Food is one of the things that make human beings truly happy and complete. It brings people together, it makes them fall in love and it can sometimes represent the most important thing in the world, without which you can literally die. There are many reasons for which we have to love food and be very careful about how we eat it. As far as I am concerned, I am a born gourmand! This makes the fact that we have a common kitchen at the hostel, a true terror for me. It is usually quiet here during the day but at some points the kitchen just becomes the most horrible chaos you have ever seen. All of a sudden everybody is trying to get a hold of the pan, of a plate or whatever they need in order for them to eat faster. However, the reason all of this is a terror for me is because I daily get

to see some really great dishes being made in here which I am sure would make all yours mouths water! Furthermore, it is also a very good place to notice how different we really are and how many things we didn’t know about what can and can not be eaten. But the recipes are not the only things that can sometimes puzzle you while you are in the kitchen. For example, what tool do you most

Imagine that is a pizza!!! commonly use when you want to cut the pizza? First of all, let me introduce Steve: he is 29

years old; he was born in the city of Preston, North-West England but is currently studying Primary Education in London. So, as I said, a 100% English man, in Denmark. Therefore, how does Steve cut his pizza? He uses the scissors! Yes, the scissors! It was very awkward at first for me to see that as I have never thought about it and as the scissors he was using weren’t very big. So, my first thought, obviously was: why are you doing that? Then, Steve calmly explained that if he were to use a knife to cut the pizza, all the topping and cheese will fall from its right place and, because of that, the pizza will no longer look how it is supposed to. A very logical explanation that actually made me wonder why I didn’t think about that before. (continued on the last page)

Viborg has the ball Inside this issue: Victor’s thought

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News

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VIA Talk

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Report

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Movie Night

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Erasmus Pulse Check Origami art

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Have you ever been to a live match? It could be a football match or a volleyball match, but is the atmosphere and the energy that you feel there the same? We have just experienced the atmosphere and another kind of energy on Saturday, at the Viborg team‟s handball match versus the girls from Aarhus. We were captivated by the game within seconds, even though some of us weren‟t handball fans or sports fans at all. (continued on the last page)

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VICTOR’S THOUGHT

Opening the curtains on Denmark A little known fact about Denmark is that a great number of people do not cover their windows with curtains, blinds or even blankets. This is weird for me, coming from a country where people have thick curtains or blinds at every window, even a small one in the bathroom, or have fences so high that no one can see inside their yard. This is explained by the fact that Romanians and other eastern European people beat their wives and other members of their family, and they would not like other people to see these shows of affection on display. In the meantime, the Danish men chain their wives to a table or radiator so even if they have the curtains open, people can‟t see the bond between them because of the part of the wall that

runs from the floor to the window. Now, I know that the Danish people are aware of curtains, as they use them in showers in order not to get the toilet paper wet when they clean themselves. I identified the Chinese model here. The Chinese are a peculiar people as they work their lands with shovels but are not aware of the spoon, they don‟t revolt that much, so the absence of a fork in their photo by Manuela Enache culture is understandable. Now if we get back to the Danes, I observed not particularly the

lack of curtains but a misuse of them. People who have curtains just don‟t use them, it‟s like being a catholic priest and not abusing the altar boys, it‟s a waste. One can blame the misuse of the blind or curtain as love for the sun, Denmark being a Nordic country people here love the sun. This can be seen on the orange girls with the fake tans who resemble one of the M & M c a n d i e s . The fact that you can just walk through Viborg and look inside people‟s homes is a known fact between the Erasmus students. We do that almost every two or three days. We get around a big table with a map and after we decide on a route, we go there and look at people while they are eating or watching TV or being socialists in the privacy of their homes. Everyone can join, just friend me on facebook and I will tell you when we meet. (Victor PREDA)

NEWS

Sharp experience Education is the best spelled word in Denmark and its Welfare system. Who is learning about it these days? Who believes in it anymore? Nothing could give you a better answer than one experience in Denmark, and why not here, in Viborg. That is what a group of German students wanted to see and to find out about the Danish lifestyle. After many hours and classrooms full of Erasmus students or other Danish students, animations and animation as a learning tool, they had the opportunity to think about all the differences between the two countries. The group of students were really impressed by the teaching methods and they couldn‟t get enough of each moment spent here. Apparently Denmark is a really great place to stay and meet as many great people as you can, no matter how windy the day is or how much cold you have to bear.

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The chance of coming for further studies here, in Denmark, is an option that they really wouldn‟t miss for the world.

great cafeteria in VIA, the great view of the sea and every glimpse of any class they attended.

And how are the Danish students? How are people in general? They say it is unbelievable how great they are, and how everyone knows how to smile around here. According to them there was not a single sad face around when they joined a group at the table in the cafeteria. So it is very nice for them to find people to talk with and every time to enjoy a nice conversation.

So, what was the week spent here for each of them… in only one word? Beautiful, amazing, interesting, different and in two words, too short. Let‟s hope we‟ll meet again and spend some more time, in Danish style. (Manuela ENACHE)

Even if we could see the tiredness in some of their eyes, it was because all the classes start here early in the morning, sharp, but that shouldn‟t be a problem for Germans. Still, the other Erasmus students find it a bit difficult to wake up every morning and cross the road for school. Only one week in Denmark but they have enjoyed Bø‟s company, the

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VIA TALK

NEWS

International office at VIA University College, Viborg

Another reason to give them a flower

At the international office at VIA University College in Viborg we are 3 employees – Kirsten Haugaard (Nursing department), Birrit Stensgaard and I – Birgitte Vigsø Henningsen (Education and Social Studies).

Then it is time to make an invitation for the Bring & Bite, an evening where the students will cook food from their respective countries. Usually a very nice evening where we taste a lot of different kind of foods. Also we (the staff) bring Part of our job is dealing with Eras- some typical Danish food. mus students, both Danish students going The students have now gone to abroad and international students attend- their accommodation for lunch, and as ing our international modules. some of the students need more bed linen We have 2 different international modules at VIA University College in Viborg. At the department which I represent we have 2 international modules, twice a year we have a module called Animation as a Learning Tool and once a year a module called Investigating Practices – Education, Health and Society. The module Animation as a Learning Tool is designed for students who wish to use animation as a pedagogical tool in their professional work with children and youngsters.

in their rooms, I bring it to the hostel where everyone is busy cooking their lunch. Another problem occurs when I get matter how you one of there, one of No the students has lost feel or what your beliefs are, the other student‟s keys just before enterthink ingofthethis lift,day, and several the keys fell times a year. down the chink between the floor and the lift, meaning that the keys are lost in the lift shaft. How do we solve this problem? Then back to the office again. I have to check the bus schedules for some of the students that later in the afternoon must visit the school where they will be going for their fieldwork. And also the train schedules must be checked as some of the students will be going with their teacher to visit some museums in Århus.

Investigating Now it is time to check an email Practices – Education, Health and Society is a multidisciplinary international module that I have received from the owner of the for students from the fields of education, hostel. He has received a written complaint from other students living at the social education, health and sport. hostel. Our students have been playing It is also possible for Danish stu- very loud music during the weekend. So dents studying Education and Social Stud- the next step is to go to their respective ies to attend both modules. classrooms to tell them about this complaint. A taste of a typical day Our office is situated very close to the main entrance at Campus Viborg, so my day usually starts by waving “Good morning” to the students that live just across the street at Camp Logos.

Just before leaving the office a student shares a very nice Belgian tradition and brings us some cookies because his sister gave birth over the weekend. So we are looking forward to next month, when another one of his sisters with give birth.

Today one of the girls came to me So as you can read from my descripbecause of health problems. She has not yet received her Danish Residence Permit, tion, working with international students so I had to call several doctors until I final- is very enriching and challenging and every day is different. The only routine work ly found a doctor who could see her. for me is to turn on my computer each Two other students came to me be- morning. Some students from the last cause of practical problems at the hostel, module described me as their “Danish what to do? A sink in one of the bathrooms mother”. I believe this very much dewill not drain. A bike has been stolen from scribes the content of my work and my rethe basement of the hostel. After calling lationship with the students. the caretaker I can inform the student whose bike was stolen and where to pick Special thanks to up the bike. The caretaker has it, after Birgitte Vigsø Henningsen having been told several times not to leave the bike where it was, the caretaker had had enough. VOLU M E 1, IS S U E 1

There is one day every year that can be interpreted any way you want, you may relate it to a communist past or see it your own way. Some of us think of our mothers or try to celebrate the memory of their loved ones. Some people say that we don‟t need a day to realise how much respect they have towards the woman in their lives. Some others are relieved by the fact that something will remind them to buy flowers and pay more attention to the ones always smiling next to them. If you don't already know what we are talking about, it is International Women‟s Day. The story goes back to the Soviet Union when the idea was to have a celebration for the so called 'Working Women.' A conference held in Copenhagen had over 100 women fighting for their rights and it was decided to make this day a symbol for equal rights. The history of this day doesn‟t make it a day of freedom, as it could be interpreted today. Women have fought with the communist regime and the supremacy of men all over the world throughout the years. Nowadays the meaning can relate to mother‟s day too, and in Romania you can find the tradition of „mărțișor‟, a symbol for the spring. Even if we are talking about a march of women smoking „the torches of freedom‟, as a PR action for Lucky Strike cigarettes, or we remember the importance of women, there should be at least just one thought to remind us each day just to give them a smile. As we are talking about this, all the boys in the Erasmus accommodation have bought flowers for each girl and they made pancakes for the celebration. (Manuela ENACHE)

Connie and Diana enjoying their gifts

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REPORT

U-Days trip to Århus Two weeks ago, some international students from VIA University College, Viborg went on a trip to the port city of Århus on a “U-days” day trip. The students from Romania, Belgium, England, Spain, Poland and Lithuania enjoyed a sunny day in the main port of Denmark. Oops ... I almost forgot the young students from Finland and the Czech Republic, who also enjoyed strolling down “lovers walk”.

Erasmus Group in Aarhus The romantic boulevard by the river, a huge pedestrian zone, history, modernity and mysterious bridges all overwhelm you a few minutes after you step into Århus. A few hours there, are enough to make you realise that Århus city, fully deserves its title of “The Capital of Jutland”. To get to the city there are trains every hour, and the students all managed to make the free trip. The first group arrived in Århus at 10am, so we had several hours to cross the town. After leaving the train station I was bewitched by the wide street leading to the river that traverses the city, an impressive view on a sunny day. “The trip to Århus was a trip that will be remembered. We had a lot of adventures such as getting onto

At the Baltic Sea

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I‟m looking forward to visiting Århus the wrong train, then the wrong bus and it was almost impossible to find a return again and would like to see Aros, the train to Viborg. But we had a lot of fun city museum. I also had a really nice together. We walked along the crowded time in an Irish Pub with 7 English streets, admiring the beautiful architecgirls and some Belgian Beers!” said ture and we even went Hari, who together shopping. However the with few of the girls most impressive of all was visited some fun “…it was very peaceful and we the sea, we were all overplaces. whelmed by the amazing are all looking forward to Beach dream view. It was very peaceful coming back again” and we are all looking forFor all of us, ward to coming back the most impressive again” said Mirela. was the view from the sea. What could be more The “Golden” Cathedral wonderful than a walk on the beach under the early spring sun? “The The next attraction was Århus moment I got to the beach I felt for Cathedral, dedicated to the patron St. the first time the real beauty of Clement and located on the port side of Denmark. Everything seemed so the central market of the unreal and peaceful. Nothing I’ve seen town. The church was finin Denmark in the past weeks could ished in the year 1300 and compare to that feeling” said Kitty. has very important fresco paintings. Inside you can Towards evening, we left the see the “Golden Door”, one city with the promise that we will of five wrought iron gates return to visit the remaining that separate the nave from attractions such as The Old Town, Art the choir. “Århus gave me Museum and the Botanical Gardens. a happy feeling. Was this (Daniela FARCAȘ) because of the beautiful weather or because of the city? I really liked the historical buildings. An impressive fact is that the cathedral is as long as it is tall. Walking along the river in the center is so nice.

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PULSE CHECK

Investigating Practices Investigating practices….What do you think it means? For me this Erasmus program for which I applied was to offer many surprises. I had an idea of what to expect but I think it somehow turned to be more than what I had in mind. It wasn‟t a bad surprise of course! So let me tell you what our course is all about. First of all, it is about Danish people, the Danish system, education and way of life. This was not a surprise. The surprise was the fact that this course combines not only the sociological way of studying but also involves a certain interdisciplinary way of doing things. Can you imagine doing sports to understand in a sociological way the Danish system of education or the Danish way of thinking? This is actually what we are doing in our analyses. We practice sports and then we discuss why the Danish are using the idea of play in the educational system and how they do not force children to develop a certain competitive spirit. We then go further and question the Danish way of practising professional sports and how we can then develop a clear image of the Danish society. From outside I personally imagined that all Danes would be good at sport because they do a lot of physical exercise from a young age.

However when I observed and practiced the sports in the gym, what the kids do in the Danish schools I have noticed that they actually play more than they do competitive sports. But do not think that we discovered all these things by ourselves! Claus Krøjmand, one of our teachers is helping us. Every time we do a physical exercise we discuss how it can give us information and why it is used. At the same time we discuss the fact that you can say something about a culture or about a country by simply analysing the way the people do sports and all kinds of physical exercises. So this is how we saw the relations between this subject, that Claus is teaching us about, and the sociological study that we have to do about Denmark. I really must say that I would never have thought that these things could be combined

and that so many things could come out of it. I always saw sociology as a closed discipline. Now I can say that I have a more interdisciplinary way of viewing things thanks to the interdisciplinary way of making connections when studying the Danish society. I know that this will help me, and not only me, to think outside the box in the future. (Alexandra MARIAN)

Investigating Practices after gymnastics exercises class

Polish movie week (with English subtitles) After the great success of last week‟s Ingmar Bergman screenings, when we saw Det Sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (1957) and Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957) we decided to organise other “Fall asleep in the Drama Room” nights. This week we decided to show some movies made by some Polish directors, hence the name “Polish movie week.” The ones that we had in mind were Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieślowski who, we think, are the most important Polish directors that you may never have heard of. Andrzej Wajda is a guy who just won't die. He‟s been making movies since 1951 and has won a great deal of awards. Kanał (1956) is a movie about some Polish people hiding in sewers from the Nazi's. It‟s great fun to see dirty Poloks so that is why we will screen this movie on Thursday, the 17th of March, at about 8.02 in the evening. VOLU M E 1, IS S U E 1

Krzysztof Kieślowski had a weird career. Until about 1988 he was crap. He made short subject movies and documentaries that nobody cares about. In 1989 he came out with, what Stanley Kubrick named the only masterpiece of his lifetime, Dekalog, which is a 10 part mini-series, with one of the ten commandments as the motive for each episode. We will screen Krótki film o zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) (1988) and Krótki film o miłości (A Short Film About Love) (1988), which are the longer versions of the fifth and the sixth episodes respectively of the Dekalog, Friday night at about 8.02 or 8.03.

Later, he made the trilogy Trois Couleurs with Bleu (1993), Biały (1994) and Rouge(1994), movies which one can find in Tiger, in the Shopping Centre, downtown Viborg, in the DVD section for about 20 DKK each. On Saturday evening we will watch, at about 8.33, Bleu and Rouge which are actually in French but still count as Polish. The main idea for this little get together is to see movies that one wouldn‟t normally watch. It‟s not like you‟re up one night and start to think out of the blue ”I‟m not going to watch The Notebook (2004) tonight but instead I am going to watch a good movie.” So all of you are invited to the Drama Room on the above mentioned days and hours to enjoy the comfort of pillows and mattresses and the warm, smelly, breath of the guy sleeping next to you. (Victor PREDA)

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PULSE CHECK

Animation as a Learning Tool The morning of the 31st of January: a very different ceiling, a very different sky, a very different wind. Word of the day: CHANGE! If we come to think about it… of course it is! We are now in Viborg, Denmark. For even more clues: VIA University College and animation as a learning tool… it is probably enough to figure out our new status as international students. Sounds good doesn’t it? If at first we were terrified by the fact that we didn’t know anything about animation, we can say now, after 4 weeks of working with it, that the terror has become a little smaller. Why? Well… on our first day we were faced with our introduction to animation: make an animated film with the traditional objects we were supposed to bring from our own countries. Even if it was a bag, a potato, a beer or a piece of smelly cheese, we had to come up with a good story that could make all of these objects fit together. So that is how we started working together, how we tried to get past all our differences and make the best movies we could with whatever we had around. Considering that we didn’t know each other at all, the work paid off pretty well and all the hours spent in the Animation Room worked their magic on us. However, with the start of another week came another movie, another team, other debates and other rules. The most important things we had to keep in mind were that we had to use only the cut-out technique and all our ideas had to focus on creating a horror story. Making pointy hair, screaming mouths, scared faces and falling eyeballs became our main activity, along with bringing together as many scary, mythological characters as we could. The multiculturalism worked its great wonders again. It made us discover more things about each country’s monsters and legends and gave us even more reasons to be scared of the dark. Not that we already were!  Maybe you have already guessed it, but if not, I’ll spoil the surprise, it is LOVE! Moreover, for making the film we only had to use clay for material and dialogue. At first it sounded like the easiest thing ever, but we soon realised that it was actually the hardest thing we had done so far.

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We finished the week knowing by heart each team’s dialogue and dreaming about how the mouth moves when we say “a” or “o” in our continuous struggle to make the characters move and act as real as they could. Some of us actually moved

One hour. One Danish experience Our good friend and buddy, Tommy, was patiently waiting for us in the canteen. Even Alin was there, but I guess the patience level was the same on both sides. As we decide to go to the Danish lesson, we walk past some empty tables and maybe just drop a look at some coffee mugs, forgotten in the morning yawn. We step into a Danish classroom, late, as we had to wake up one hour earlier than usual and we take a look at the others around us. It seems that the others notice our presence there, curious as it is.

into the Drama classroom for the weekend and found the pillows there very comfortable while making every detail of their movie perfect. Still, we did a pretty good job and we were beautifully rewarded by our teacher, Caroline, with delicious Danish pastries and cakes. Now we are studying theoretical issues which will help us teach little children how to create their own animation films. So, the animation will become a learning tool and we will do our best trying to attempt the role of being teachers. We look forward to seeing what this means exactly and also to share our experience with you. Like we said at the beginning, the word which can now define us is CHANGE. And here, at Animation as a Learning Tool, in Viborg, Denmark, we don't just change our lifestyles, we change our learning approaches and also we change the way we socialize. And, so far, we can say that this change is the best way to a more open minded view of life. (Diana CĂCIULEANU. Ruana CEAUȘESCU)

We are feeling like King Arthur's knights, waiting to sit at the „square‟ round table. A teacher finds us some chairs from a chaotic corner in the back of the classroom and we have the chance to get ourselves a place. A row of girls are wondering about the new faces that are disturbing the beginning of their lecture. Due to our need to feel “safe”, we choose seats between Tommy and his friend Klaus. The coordinator of their internship practice gives the students a short introduction about the international visitors. Reaction: uhm yeah, what?!, whatever!, cool! – Romania and Great Britain. Their attitude seems to show curiosity, but we don‟t have the chance to say more than „hello‟ as the lecture will be held in Danish. While the students start asking the teacher questions, I see a red haired girl in a „I ♥ NY‟ t-shirt giving us a smile of welcome. The others are waiting for us to get bored and leave the room as soon as possible. The questions for the teacher start in an ordered way and we can understand part of the discussion by reading the translation on Tommy‟s laptop. The conclusions we can draw from this are that Denmark is a country which respects its people and tries to help them as much as they can. The dynamic of the lesson turns at a point when one student reveals that on their internship there is an issue regarding child abuse. A 4 year old child is being force fed because he wouldn‟t eat anything but cake. The child is now afraid and every mealtime he reacts in a violent way. This was about finding solutions and trying to help others as much as we can. Maybe we should pay more visits to these classes. I left one hour later as I was late to Frank‟s lesson in the Animation room. Good job, good luck, great experience! (Manuela ENACHE)

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ORIGAMI PEOPLE

Origami - sculpture through folding “Origami people believe in the

large sheets of paper that surround us. They twist and fold themselves according to their situations or desires. They can become anything, but deep inside they remain these mild white creatures. They are afraid of printers and typographers, paint and scissors. But when they pass by libraries, they take a long look at books and pass their hands over the sheets. But when the end comes, they turn into paper cranes before they disappear forever.“ Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Its name comes from words ori, meaning folding and kami, meaning paper. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding. Types of origami: 1. Pure origami: it uses only one sheet of paper, no cuts, no glue.

2. Modular origami: many sheets of paper can be used and then assembled together without the use of glue.

Modular origami - The Swan

3. Kusudama: just like in the modular type, many sheets of paper can be used and combined. In this case, glue or sewing is permitted.

Why origami courses? It all started a few years ago when my mother, who is a teacher, asked me to come to her school and spend two hours with her 9 year old students because of an emergency. I had no previous experience of teaching kids, so I asked my mother what I should do with them and she said “Just bring some paper and teach them origami”. I followed her advice, and at the end of those two hours I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Right now I’m in my second year of study in order to become a primary school teacher. I’ve never stopped folding and I enjoy more then anything teaching others how to fold. In my home country I do it all the time, so I thought I shouldn’t stop in Denmark either. Especially when many of my colleagues from the international module started folding as well. (Adina PĂUN)

Kusudama - Oriro

First Origami Workshop—The Waterlilly Theme

Pure Origami - Aquarius

My origami story

I discovered paper folding over 3 years ago. I was studying for exams when I just decided to take a break and lose some time over the internet. I don’t know what I was searching for, but I found this website: www.oriland.com . And I tried this model: http:// www.oriland.com/studio/diagram.asp? category=decorations&model=heart&page= 1&pages=4 .

Modular Origami

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So, if you want to give folding a chance, we’ll be waiting for you in VIA University College Building, room F180, every Tuesday, at 14:00.

It actually came out well, which was such a big surprise due to my lack of talent or any art skills. It was the first time in my life that my hands had created something beautiful. And then and there, I fell in love with origami..

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This issue’s Photo

Viborg has the ball (continued from the first page) The competitive spirit and the music during the game filled each of us with so much energy; and then, there were the supporters who were cheering and singing all the time. They just made you feel captivated, being upset if the opposition scored or be happy whenever the Viborg team added another point on the scoreboard.

ERASMUS CULTURE

Steve knows best! (continued from the first page) So, there you have it… Steve uses scissors for cutting pizza! Still, after this brilliant discovery I could not stop asking about some more English interesting facts. My luck is that Steve actually has a special notebook filled with this kind of things. That is how I found out that the swans in England are all owned by the Queen and only her and the rich people can eat them (actually I can not tell you that for sure but it is enough that Steve thinks so). Another puzzling thing is that the main export in England is medicine and they are the ones that export the lethal injections the Americans use for executions. Didn’t see that coming, did you? But there is more… Looking back in history, in the age of The Tudor’s, children were allowed to drink only beer because the water was too dirty. They replaced it with 3 pints of beer per day for kids as it also gave them a quarter of their daily dose of calories and nutrients. In the same period, half of the year consisted of religious fasting days when people were only allowed to eat fish, vegetables and fruit.

Because this was too hard for them, The Tudor’s renamed the beavers, the puffins and the otters as fish, so that they would be able to eat them during that period. Clever solution! Of course Steve, and you also, probably already know that the English drive on the wrong side of the road, that they do not play handball and that they sometimes replace the fish from the “fish and chips” dish with meat pie, as the fish is too expensive. I think you should also know that they have a museum of lawnmowers and that they are NOT RESPONSIBLE for the extinction of the Dodo bird!

But there was more. For the Romanian Erasmus students there was reason to get excited about the match and how it unfolded: two of Viborg‟s players were from Romania. We wanted to show the girls how proud of them everyone was. As we all could not figure out another way of letting them know we were there supporting them, we wrote their names on big cardboard sheets and held them up from time to time. Of course they both scored and the team won. We like to believe that we brought them good luck. It is a tradition for the Romanian Erasmus students to go to the handball matches to see the girls play. Therefore we continued this tradition and, if the girls are going to play again, we really hope that this tradition will be carried on. I want to conclude by saying that sports will always cross barriers between cultures and will help build an intercultural understanding just as Erasmus programmes aim to do. This is what we can say we felt on Saturday. (Alexandra MARIAN)

I guess that sums up my discussion with Steve and my lesson about England. I hope to surprise you all again with other interesting facts from another country we daily experience in our welcoming common kitchen. And remember, if anything good happens in our hostel, it will definitely be in the kitchen! (Diana CĂCIULEANU) Viborg - the winner of the game

EDITORIAL BOX

The Moustache

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Forbes

Assistant Editors

Adina PĂUN

Ruana CEAUȘESCU

Alexandra MARIAN

Steven GIBSON

Daniela FARCAȘ

Victor PREDA

Diana CĂCIULEANU Editor in Chief

Manuela ENACHE

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