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Soihtu assisting students to put down roots in Jyväskylä

, , , , / 28.11.2021

Article picture: Anssi Kumpula Text: Kimmo Moilanen | Picture: Petteri Kivimäki People living in Jyväskylä find themselves in a fortunate situation because Jyväskylä is a growing city. The prognoses are looking good since they are...

Jingle bells, jingle bells and the Christmas party season is approaching again!

, , / 5.11.2021

Five tips for an organizer of a Christmas party Text: Laura Salo Are you organizing a Christmas party (or “pikkujoulu”) in a restaurant for your group of friends, friends from hobbies or school, your work community or some other...

Buildings full of technology

, / 2.10.2021

Text: Jari Pihlajasaari Is the heating on, why isn’t the air conditioning working in my apartment, is the water shut off? Oh no, my key isn’t working, and I can get home! As Soihtu’s technical supervisor I am in charge of building...

A letter to you, a new tenant

, , / 27.9.2021

Text: Jenna Pigg | Article picture: Anssi Kumpula I got into the school in wanted to, yippee! Moving to a new city – exciting. Will I find my place in the student community? Will I make friends? Hundreds of new tenants in the Student...

Noises of the city disappear in nature

, / 1.6.2021

Kortepohja Student Village and Soihtu Vehkakuja are conveniently located next to Laajavuori, Haukanniemi and Viitaniemi outdoors and hiking routes, and many summer dwellers cycle around the Tuomiojärvi lake or go swimming at Köhniö. But what if the neighboring areas are already too familiar, and roaming new places feels intriguing? The Chair of the Board of Executives of the Student Union in 2021, Petri Laaksonen, shares his knowledge of a gem hiding in plain sight, reachable easily by bike or bus.

Where lies the village spirit?

, , / 5.5.2021

Text: Jenna Pigg | Picture in the article: Anssi Kumpula Tenants wish they could influence on their own environment more actively and get their voice heard. Only question how to do it, when students’ life is quite active already and then...

One election that took place long ago

, , , , / 23.4.2021

Tenants' involvement in decision-making has long roots in the Student Union housing traditions. In 2006, e.g. Rentukka and donuts were related to tenant democracy. But who won the election?

Lots more than Customer Support

, / 1.10.2020

Systems specialist Matias Hämäläinen works with Soihtu and its owner Student Union in a variety of different kinds of commissions. His work days include tasks in monitoring, administration, development and support.