Cookies and other sweets laying on a table.

Body positivity in 2022: good or bad?

Story by Evy Tjin A Ton #LoveYourBody, #CurvyGirl, #SelfLove. All these hashtags are trending on Instagram. Body positivity is something you can hardly avoid. But is the body positivity movement a healthy one? Body positivity becomes more and more of an issue in this modern time. It refers to a social movement that strives to strengthen the self-image of overweight people and at the same … Continue reading Body positivity in 2022: good or bad?

More and more dutch citizens sell or pawn personal belongings to pay their bills.

Pawnshops in Amsterdam register twice as many customers due to inflation

a news story by Franziska Kircher Pawnshops in Amsterdam are noticing twice as many people in need of short-term cash. As a reason for this, they name the increasing inflation in the Netherlands. The Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek(CBS) has reported twelve percent inflation in August. Twice as many customers as usual head to the pawn shops in Amsterdam. Barry Heuperman is a pawnbroker at … Continue reading Pawnshops in Amsterdam register twice as many customers due to inflation

Diversity in theaters – there is still a long way to go

A news story by Katja Pelic Theater has always been a means of addressing social problems. Nevertheless, a large part of this same society is still excluded today. The theater scene in Amsterdam has often been reserved for typically Dutch middle class in the past. According to a report produced by the LA group, Leisure and Arts Consulting between 1997 and 2009 only three percent of Amsterdam’s funding budget has been … Continue reading Diversity in theaters – there is still a long way to go

Customers remain loyal to higher priced organic supermarkets despite inflation

A News Article by Jana Prochazka While the economy is struggling in the Netherlands, bio supermarket sales don’t seem to be following this trend. How can people afford this more expensive choice? People in Amsterdam continue to shop at organic and biological supermarkets despite inflation and high energy prices lasting in September. According to store owners, the all-time high inflation in the Netherlands of 12 … Continue reading Customers remain loyal to higher priced organic supermarkets despite inflation

A homeless man reading next to London Bridge.

The Death of Queen Elisabeth’s II shows London’s true colors

A News Article by Zara Garrido Jimenez The Queen’s death has made many locals reflect on how London treats its citizens. Gun salutes in Hyde Park, bells ringing throughout the country, flags flying at half-mast, and the gathering of hundreds of thousands of people to pay their tributes to the Queen is something many would expect after the death of the monarch, but what many didn’t … Continue reading The Death of Queen Elisabeth’s II shows London’s true colors

Working at Public Places, Just to Avoid Higher Bills

A News Article by Quinty Veenman The Netherlands is affected by the highest inflation since 1976. With an average 13,6% price raise, people have to find other solutions to fight their financial struggles. Minister Sigrid Kaag of Finances made a bold statement saying: ‘’We have to realize that we, as a collective, will all become a little bit poorer.’’ What does this mean for the … Continue reading Working at Public Places, Just to Avoid Higher Bills

“I still think the world is not seen equally.”

A Portrait by Jana Prochazka Halimat Adekunle moved from Nigeria to Amsterdam five years ago to study “Fashion and Branding” at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The now 28-year-old had to fight to stay in the Netherlands as an immigrant and had to discover her own strength to find her footing in a new country. Halimat does not like the focus of current reporting: “When it … Continue reading “I still think the world is not seen equally.”

“I have fomo of the world”

A Portrait by Tina Priemus A win for the local soccer team or a new building for the community center couldn’t concern Denzel (23). Big, extreme and of influence to a lot of people. These are the kinds of stories that draw Denzel’s attention. The Dutch student is a newsfreak. “I shut off the notifications of my phone except for the notifications of all news … Continue reading “I have fomo of the world”

The photo shows a black and white portrait of Quinty Veenman looking over her shoulder.

“It’s way more than just a story“

A Portrait by Sarah Stallinger Quinty Veenman, a 22 year old Dutch girl, discusses her views on the negative sides of journalism, her news consumption and the lack of progression in the media. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in creative business at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Quinty decided to follow up with an honors minor in International Journalism. She felt the urge to broaden her … Continue reading “It’s way more than just a story“

Fresh start, young journalists, new semester

Hello guys, we’d like to introduce ourselves. We’re this semester’s International Angle Team – 19 young motivated students – and we’re very excited to share some news with you. To find out who we are, go click here. Go follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already. We’re thrilled to take you on our journey! Continue reading Fresh start, young journalists, new semester