Category Archives: Students

  1. Nelly Afzali ’17 and Nia Alexieva ’17: Drawing Inspiration From People and the Present Moment

    December 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Nelly: I think that the one thing I truly dislike in the school system in general is that the focus has shifted from learning to memorizing, from creating something meaningful to writing just enough to get a 6. Our brains are filled with rubrics that we have to follow and the whole purpose of thinking is lost.

    Nia: […]Happiness is when I do the things that I love and want to do. That’s my goal in life.

  2. Radosveta Gencheva ’15: My Dreams Rely on The Power of Knowledge

    August 1, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    By learning enough and diving deep enough, you can maintain your interest in any subject area and this is most easily inspired by people who share their knowledge and experience with enthusiasm and who are truly devoted to what they do. Almost always they have the clear sense that they are doing this in order to serve others and this is what makes their lives meaningful.

  3. Angel Kozlev ’16: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Free

    July 5, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Juggling is like art but is much more physical than photography and, like dance, is complicated to explain.

  4. Georgi Gospodinov: Never Stop Wondering

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    May 26, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    There may be 10-15 books that will remain important to us, but until we find them we’ll have to go through entire libraries. Read, purposefully or randomly. Read when you’re frightened or calm. When you’ve been turned away or you have turned away someone, in either case the pain is great. Words can comfort. They can hurt too, of course. Don’t be afraid of being hesitant, unsure, or of trying the taste of sorrow sometimes. People are made of that too. We are immersed in a culture of success that constantly urges us to show strength, confidence, to rush and win. I confess that some of the most important events of my life are those that never happened. The things that never happened, like the loves that never happened, sometimes last longer and sprout a different kind of knowledge.

  5. Георги Господинов: Не спирайте да се учудвате!

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    May 26, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Четете – подредено или безразборно. Четете, когато сте уплашени или спокойни. Когатo са ви изоставили или вие изоставяте някого – и в двата случая болката е голяма. Думите могат да утешават. Могат и да нараняват, разбира се. Не се страхувайте да бъдете разколебани, несигурни, да опитате вкуса на тъгата понякога. Човек е направен и от такива неща. Потопени сме в култура на успеха, която ни кара непрекъснато да показваме сила, увереност, да бързаме и да печелим. Ще призная, че едни от най-важните събития в моя живот са онези, които така и не са се случили. Неслучилите се неща, както неслучилите се любови, понякога траят по-дълго и са извор на друго знание.

  6. Ivana, Misho, and Tsveta ’16 on FISSION: Critical Thinking and Team Work – That’s What Science Is All About

    February 16, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Science is all about critical thinking and team work because it is impossible for a single person to be an expert in all the different areas of science. One of the goals of FISSION is to give Bulgarian students the opportunity to develop precisely those qualities and skills. Interacting with other EUSO participants, I found out that students in other EU countries have more opportunities to work on independent scientific projects than students at most Bulgarian schools. FISSION aims to become a platform through which Bulgarian students will be able to conduct their own scientific research, meet peers who are interested in science, and be inspired by our jury members and lecturers who will offer their support for the projects. The fair will motivate students to seek the application of theoretical ideas in practice, to envision the future of their projects beyond the presentation in March, and to be not only scientists but also entrepreneurs.

  7. Konstantin Karchev ’15: We Can Bring Space to Our Minds

    January 22, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    We may never reach anything as remotely distant as another star, but we know about the Big Bang and galaxies and everything in-between, and before and after. Just by looking. We don’t need to travel. We can bring space to our homes, to our notebooks and to our minds.

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