Giwrgos Kourakos

Giwrgos is currently a student at the University of Patras in Greece, majoring in mathematics. He has a degree in musical theory and about to take his degree in classical guitar. Giwrgos is also a journalist who writes news articles about current affairs, events and parties around the country. He loves to read books and hopes to write one some day. As a proud Greek, he also loves debates, conversations about politics, religion and so much more!
Carnival

Carnival Around the World: An Honest Capitalistic Tradition

Carnival, we all have seen or heard about it. We’ve all seen the majestic samba women, dressed in flashy costumes, with feathers, dancing in a frenzied state. We’ve also seen the obscure masks the Venetians wear. Or the two-story floats marching the streets. Most of us have participated either as children or even as adults. Dancing away, drinking, eating, having weird food fights and playing treasure hunts. It’s a tradition for many countries and the fascinating thing is that it has become universal.
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Alexander the Great Greece Macedonia FYROM

Alexander the Great: The Peculiar Case of Macedonia

“Alexander the Great was Macedonian!” – This is a sentence echoing in my head since my childhood. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve heard or read that exact phrase. Greeks grew up having to take on a very rich, complex, and “heavy” heritage. And the zenith of said heritage could arguably be Alexander the Great. You know who this guy is, right? You’ve seen the movies and all the triumphs that made a very small country, Greece, one of the greatest empires ever. Or was it Greek after all? The Former Yugoslavia Republic Of Macedonia, or FYROM, doesn’t think so. Read more

Intelligence Quotient IQ

Intelligence Quotient: Never Talk about Politics, Religion or IQ!

Oh boy. This is gonna be a bitter pill to swallow. There are very few subjects that can cause a massive uproar, outrage and hurt the feelings of more than 90% of people (see what I did there?) at once. One of them is the Intelligence Quotient or IQ. Why, you may ask? Well, let’s start from the beginning.
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Kratom

Dangerous Drug or Helpful Substance: What the F*** is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa or, colloquially, Kratom, is a plant from Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. In the last year or so, this particular plant has been the target of another War on Drugs shenanigan. But this is for another time. Today, we are gonna learn precisely what it is and what’s its used for.
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Special Snowflake

How to Be a Special Snowflake 101

What does it mean to be a special snowflake? Oh, it’s simple. It means to be a unique and highly competent individual, who is different both in spirit and actions. One whose mind operates to push the limits of humanity and explore the collective unconscious…
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