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Black Friday is darker than you think

On the stroke of midnight after Thanksgiving, scores of Americans will head to their local department stores in the middle of the night and quite literally trample each other to death for things they don’t actually need. Black Friday is not just an American thing anymore. Like a virus, this grotesque occasion has manifested itself as a global occurrence. Black Friday is the epitome of … Continue reading Black Friday is darker than you think

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Night Mayor of Amsterdam Ramon de Lima: The knight of the night

While the whole city of Amsterdam depends on it’s mayor during the day, the nightlife has a leader of their own: the night mayor. Ramon de Lima (29) took on the position to be a spokesperson for nightlife at the foundation Night Mayor of Amsterdam (N8BM). But what is it about the night that intrigues him?   Night Mayor “Advocating for night culture”, Ramon calls … Continue reading Night Mayor of Amsterdam Ramon de Lima: The knight of the night

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Travelling during the night

Travelling during the night is never the same as travelling during the day. At least, in a bus, where a lot of things happen. The bus, which was bringing some students back from Prague to Amsterdam after a short trip, is a good example. A driver being late, a closed fuel station, an improvised party and so much more crazy things were happened there. Even … Continue reading Travelling during the night

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Long lines and early closings: Museum night 2021

This year, 54 museums opened their doors for the 21st edition of the museum night in Amsterdam. After the lockdown of last year, in which the museums weren’t allowed to open, the visitors’ expectations for this year’s museum night were even bigger. Bringing the people of Amsterdam together. This is what museum night is all about. And the people of Amsterdam were ready for a … Continue reading Long lines and early closings: Museum night 2021

Molenbeek on the right path

Molenbeek is an area of Brussels which is discussed a lot. In more recent news, Molenbeek has been called a hell hole by former American president Donald Trump. Why, you might ask? After the 2015 attacks in Paris and the 2016 attacks in Brussels, Molenbeek turned out to be a breeding ground for extremists, ISIS terrorists. This bad reputation still lingers around Molenbeek, but a … Continue reading Molenbeek on the right path

Sexual Violence in Brussels: two witness accounts shake nightlife

After two courageous women speak out on sexual violence in Brussels, it has become increasingly clear that the incidents surrounding a bartender who allegedly drugged and raped women are not isolated incidents. How safe do women still feel in the Belgian capital? Already from outside the shouting and cheering of a crowd drown out the night. It is Tuesday evening, shortly before midnight. In the … Continue reading Sexual Violence in Brussels: two witness accounts shake nightlife

Relationship between Poland and the European Union reaches boiling point

For months, tensions have been rising between Poland and the European Union. Yet with no end in sight for the fractured relationship, the question of where the relationship goes from here is not the only topic put to the test, but the future of the European Union itself.                         At the beginning of the year, Poland introduced some of the toughest abortion laws … Continue reading Relationship between Poland and the European Union reaches boiling point

Personalised propaganda is common in this era

Propaganda is more than ever present on social media today. We just don’t know it as posters hanging in the streets anymore. Nowadays, propaganda is mainly spread through the internet and social media. On apps where we spend an average of 2 hours and 29 minutes a day, according to the Dutch magazine Emerce. In a report of the European Union on free and pluralistic … Continue reading Personalised propaganda is common in this era