The Southern part of Belgium and especially the Ardennes, is a wild and hilly area covered with forests full of legends and myths. One of them is related to a place called ‘Les fonds de Quarreux’, on the Ambleve river near the city of Aywaille. At this very specific place the riverbed is packed with [...]
Hi everyone! So apparently we are dealing with national holidays for this issue of the Willamette World News Blog… And obviously this is a topic that we all like to talk about! I have to admit that I had a hard time choosing a holiday because as you might be aware of, we do have [...]
Bonjour tout le monde! I’m Pascal from Belgium and I’ll be be the Teaching Assistant for French classes at Willamette University this year. I studied languages and literature and I graduated last year from the University of Liege.
The abolition of the death penalty in Belgium happened only in 1996. However, the last execution took place in 1950, when 250 collaborators from the World War II were shot. My country succeeded to be, for a long time, a State of right that didn’t put into practice the death penalty anymore, but kept [...]
After the crash of the Columbia space ship that happened a few weeks ago, we thought that it would be interesting to show the implication of our countries in the space research. In this article, I’m going to show the role of Belgium in the ISS program (International Space Station). Indeed, via the ESA [...]
After the terrible topic of last week, let’s talk about something more pleasant: Love. As everybody knows, we celebrated last Friday St Valentine’s Day. In Belgium, like in a lot of other countries, this day is highly awaited and is very popular. However, I find this day nicer in my country. Indeed, the tradition is [...]
The topic proposed for this week is not the easiest one. Indeed, the pressure that the United States keeps against Iraq puts the different countries of the world in a complex situation, and produces a very perceptible tension in the countries around Iraq. In this article I am going to talk about the position of [...]