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And the Person of the Year 2013 Is…

Last week we asked you who you thought was the Person of the Year in 2013. ForeignStudents.com writer Erik created a shortlist of eight names and we asked you to vote. The response was great and there were two clear frontrunners from the very beginning. On the very final day of voting, Angela Merkel was just pipped to the post by our winner... Malala Yousafzai.

Here Erik Redli takes a look at the very worthy winner.

Malala Yousafzai: Person of the Year 2013

Most kids would probably prefer it if the government banned school and some wouldn't even mind too much if the buildings exploded. Last year, a 15-years old student in Tennessee even set his teacher on fire. Most pupils don't recognize the value of compulsory, free education. Actually, school should not teach, but show how to learn.

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The 5 Films Tipped for Oscars Glory

The Golden Globes kicked off the movie awards season yesterday as part of the long build up to the Oscars on 2nd March. Often seen as a marker for the films likely to do well at the Academy Awards, we've gathered together five of the favourites for the big awards.

12 Years a Slave

Tipped for:  - Best Film (favourite)
   - Best Director - Steve McQueen (second favourite)
   - Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor (favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender (second favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o (favourite)
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Blue Monday: 7 Reasons Today is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Today (Monday 6th January) has been dubbed Blue Monday after research has placed it as the most depressing day of 2014. We think we know why...

 

1. Christmas tree graveyards

You leave the house and the first thing you see is stacks of sad looking Christmas trees thrown out on the street. A brutal way to realise the Festive season is well and truly over.

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Vote for the ForeignStudents.com Person of 2013

With 2014 now upon us, we want you to vote for your personality of 2013 before your memory of the year becomes too hazy. Regular writer Erik Redli has narrowed down his favourites for you below and you can vote here. We'll be unveiling the winner next week.

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London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2014

The New Year's Eve fireworks at the London Eye seem to get better every year and this year was no exception. Watch the full stunning display above. 

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