Will the bulls be back?

Catalonia banned bullfighting a few years ago the ban is reversed by the Spanish Supreme court. By Jing de Visser and Elif Doganyigit January 11, 2018 BARCELONA-Bullfighting is one of Spain’s most well-known traditions. In 2010 bullfighting was banned by the Catalonian government and was reversed in 2016, because the Supreme Court of Spain in Madrid ruled that any territories of Spain cannot ban a … Continue reading Will the bulls be back?

The last days of La Modelo, the legendary prison in Catalonia

By Romee van Klaveren The oldest and most well-known prison in Catalonia, de Centro Penitenciario de Hombres de Barcelona, also known as La Modelo, officially closed theirits doors in June 2017, just before its their 113th birthday. Part of the prison is now open for the public and soon the complex of almost three hectares in the neighbourhood L’Eixample will be turned into a cultural … Continue reading The last days of La Modelo, the legendary prison in Catalonia

“You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

By Jing de Visser   Even though climate change, war and refugee crises are things we have on our minds, we still seem pretty optimistic about our future as a human race. Are the experts too however? We are living in the Anthropocene age, also known as the ‘human age’. What this means and how we ended up here is something that expert Lars van … Continue reading “You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

Travel from your Sofa to your Desired Holiday Destination

It seems too good to be true – a ‘real’ travel experience whilst you’re actually just chilling on your sofa at home. Possible travel destinations are endless. From sunbathing in Bali and sightseeing in Tokyo, to skiing in the French Alps – there is so much choice. Fabian Baardolf is project manager at Viewr, a company that’s specialised in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions. … Continue reading Travel from your Sofa to your Desired Holiday Destination

Nostalgia: Where the Past Meets the Future

by Megan Whitfield Some people crave the future, others crave the past. The times we handwrote letters to our loved ones, hand-sewed beautiful things, listened to vinyl on our record players. These experiences of nostalgia are rife amongst the youth of today, as we figure out our lives in the digital age. What does the past have to offer, and how is it shaping our … Continue reading Nostalgia: Where the Past Meets the Future

Reclaim your life: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

By Leonie Rothacker Screwing up a theatre performance, setting your girlfriend’s apartment on fire and going to prison for it – this is what can happen if mental diseases aren’t diagnosed and treated. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival gives formerly ill people a stage to speak and tell their stories to encourage people with mental health issues to seek help and get … Continue reading Reclaim your life: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Surrounded by golden pineapples and palm trees

By Kimberly van Dijk The scents of beer mixed with vomit and loud noises coming out of the window on the first floor. It is common in Delft. The wooden front door is full of posters with ‘Expedition Donny’, the announced theme of the evening. It looks like the house on the ground floor – right underneath the student apartment – belongs to a family … Continue reading Surrounded by golden pineapples and palm trees

Women’s Rights activist Azza Soliman faces charges to possible 15 years of prison

By Larice Schuurbiers Recent events in Egypt have made it clear that the Egyptian state is determined to silence women’s rights activists and others who are fighting critical issues such as marital abuse. Azza Soliman, a human rights lawyer who advocates for women’s rights, has been charged and arrested multiple times for made up crimes by the government. Security forces and the pro-government media have been … Continue reading Women’s Rights activist Azza Soliman faces charges to possible 15 years of prison

Sex Sells

By Elif Doganyigit and Thomas van den Berg Photo credit: Thomas Linkel, LAIF REDUX It is commonly known that prostitution is one of the oldest profession in the world. And although Amsterdam was reasonably late with providing paid sex, it can still be considered an early adapter. The first brothels started around 1400, and have been around ever since. How a dubious industry became an … Continue reading Sex Sells

“The AKP-government tries to infiltrate people”

Propaganda in Turkey By Felix Kostersitz   There are not many countries all over the world where propaganda is practiced like in Turkey. Although the country is officially a parliamentary democracy, many Europeans consider President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (almost) as a dictator who infiltrates the population. I talked to Muhammed Özdemir, a 23-year-old Austrian who was born and raised in Turkey. Today he studies journalism … Continue reading “The AKP-government tries to infiltrate people”