The time I threw a party in Aarhus

During the final project period, Leonie and I had the not so brilliant idea of putting on a party. We organized a venue and asked some djs from Berlin to come down. We stocked up on seven thousand kroner of beer and hoped that the 50 people who said they were attending on Facebook would show up. In Melbourne, 300 people say they’re coming to an event and 50 show up. Turns out in Aarhus it’s the other way around. We were in way over…

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The time i visited Iceland and Greenland.

My classmates and i received a grant to go to Greenland and report on some stories there. It was a completely surreal experience. We flew into Iceland first and the staff at Reykajvik airport were completely confused about what we were doing there, but i was sure we had booked a flight from Iceland to Greenland. Turns out there is a tiny flight once a month to Greenland, in order to pick up some government ministers or something along those lines. So, we flew on…

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The five woodswomen of Norway

I just got back from a week spent in a treehouse in Norway. There was no electricity.We cooked bread over a fire, melted snow to wash the dishes, chopped wood, went on 20km walks, fell over countless times and pushed a snowed-in car up an icy hill at 5am in the morning. We lived in extremely close quarters in our little treetop hut and with no facebook or phones, we drew each other and told the stories of our lives to keep each other entertained.…

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Investigative story on EU drug policy

While studying in Denmark, our class took a study tour to Brussels to investigate policy within the European Union. Here is my story. EU attempts to reach common ground on drug policy   by Bridget Honan and Leonie Lohwasser. It smells like urine and vomit. Two men crouching behind an oversized umbrella burn crack on an dirty, rusty teaspoon. A filthy, wrinkly hand opens to show different coloured pills – methadon, sleeping pills, “downer”, amphetamines. This is daily life on Istedgade in Copenhagen. The city…

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The time I went on tour with xxyyxx and Giraffage and got strip searched at the Swedish border.

Photos by Mikkel Rask Since I was like,13, I’ve wanted to go on tour with a band. At age 13 I was imagining something along the lines of Hanson, their tousled,questionably feminine manes blowing in the wind surging from the front window, glancing at me coquettishly from beneath tinted wayfarers. online cialis pharmacy At 16 the movie Almost Famous did little to stifle my wild illusions and by the time I was 21 and dating a musician but still hadn’t gone on tour I was…

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