Orbán drops internet tax

    By Bence Janek   Hungary’s Prime Minister Victor Orbán announced on October 31 the revocation of the proposed internet tax, which will be replaced by a plan of a national consultation over internet use. The move came in the wake of two well-attended demonstrations in Budapest and a planned third, as well as…

Halloween, has it lost its original purpose?

  Hungary slowly losing tradition for the original “All Saints’ Day”   By Tobi Onuoha In Hungary All Saints’ Day is a tradition that goes far back, but there is a sense that it has been trumped by the western tradition of Halloween. The tradition when it comes to All Saints’ Day is to pay…

Obituary

  Pal Domjan 1946-2014 It is our sad duty to inform the college community that Professor Pal Domjan has passed away at the age of 68.  He was a senior member of the McDaniel faculty, teaching Mathematics in the Mathematics Workshop. He was also a professor of the Budapest University of Technology. In the past…

Local elections: foreigners can vote too  

  By Cristina Ciobanu   If you miss exercising your right to vote while living in a foreign country- now it’s your chance to vote. Do you live outside of your home country and feel useless when it comes to elections or other types of public events? If yes, get ready for October 12. The…

Scottish Referendum: the aftermath

What the future holds for Britain and Scotland. By Emmanuel O. Even though the Scottish Referendum ended in a “no” vote, there will still be some sweeping political and economic changes in Britain and Scotland. Let me shed some light on the Scottish independence referendum for those whose interests usually do not involve politics or…

Empty apartments march in Budapest

    By Cristina Ciobanu   A Város Mindenkié (AVM) (The City for All) organized a march in Budapest on September 27 to grab the attention of Hungarian authorities and the public to demand empty apartments to be opened and renovated so that homeless people can have a place to live. AVM is an organization…