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Elaine Rigas

Polite as a Canadian, fierce as a Spartan. Passion for cultures and languages led me to translation, my restless mind led me to writing. I have a BA in French Language & Literature from National University of Athens and I'll be more than enthusiastic to talk to you in English, Greek, French or Italian.
Interested in Literature, Human Rights, Education & Technology.

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Latest posts by Elaine Rigas

Greece Reaches for the Stars: Trolling Peaks After Greek Space Agency's Inauguration

"At last, we will search for memoranda on the moon".

UK Horror Writer Graham Masterton Organizes Short Story Contest for the Inmates of Poland's Prisons

“The prisoners can write about anything they like. Even though they’re locked up, I want to see them setting their imagination free.”

Parents’ Group in Greece Says No to Integrating Refugee Children in Schools

Members of a parents' group are protesting the Greek government's decision to integrate more than 15,000 children from refugee and migrant families into the national education system.

Greece's Opposition Party Loses Its Own Election

Greek netizens mock the country's chief opposition party, New Democracy, for failing to hold internal party elections, leading to a fiasco with hilarious online reactions.

Red Dresses Keep the Memory of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Alive

Installation art project the REDress Project seeks to draw attention to the injustice faced by Canada's Aboriginal women: about 1,200 Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980.

Spartathlon, Where the Noble Spirit of Athleticism Humbly Prevails

Once a year, long-distance athletes from all over the world run 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta, participating in what is considered the world's "most grueling race"—the Spartathlon.

Greece’s Latest Transport Deputy Minister Was Too Racist, Homophobic, and Anti-Semitic to Keep His Job

The reason for the sudden ouster were revelations that, over the past two years, Kammenos published on a now-deactivated Twitter account, @portaporta ("door-to-door"), several racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic remarks.

Who Wants to Be Merkel? Click and Laugh With This Random Austerity Measure Generator

Was having to dance and sing 'My Anaconda' 14 times in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel the real reason Greece's former finance minister resigned?

Forget a ‘Grexit’. Twitter Users Want Germany's Finance Minister to Go Instead

"20 years from now our kids will ask us why we let it happen and didn't remove this bunch of corrupted technocrats. #Schaublexit"

CNN's Countdown to Greek Bankruptcy Ignites Enraged Reactions

A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.

Greece's Great Fight for the Future

Following a surprise midnight announcement last week, Greece and all Europe brace for a referendum that will have profound repercussions for the future of the Eurozone.

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