Gay in church

Written by Kimberly Nicolaus The Netherlands is a tolerant country towards gays, but within the Dutch Catholic church and conservative parts of the Protestant church, open homosexuality is still a problem. Individual gay believers who are coming out are being repressed. How do conservative Christians behave towards LGBTQ+ Christians? This year, both the Protestant and the Roman Catholic Churches in the Netherlands have been confronted … Continue reading Gay in church

“People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

Written by Naomi de Ridder  The number of aesthetic plastic operations has increased by 10 million worldwide since 2010. The reason why are improved techniques and the popularity of social media, says Doctor Gokoel.  Around 23 million cosmetic surgeries are performed every year worldwide, according to a rapport of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Since 2010 the number of operations has dramatically increased. … Continue reading “People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

With jelly or without?

Making choices has never been more difficult Written by Melanie Schlemmer Our grandparents and parents fought for big, social revolutions but also small and personal revolutions to give us the opportunity to choose. We now have more options than ever before. Their revolutions brought us freedom of choice, independence, and empowerment. While being grateful for those possibilities, I’m sure every one of us knows how … Continue reading With jelly or without?

Teachers and bullying: “When do I interfere?”

By Nina Müller With the improvement of educational systems, the pressure on teachers has increased. Now that violent discipline measurements have become a thing of the past, bullying is the new big problem. But teachers are often unsure how to handle it. The European Union has one of the best educational systems in the world. Over the past few decades, schools have changed how they … Continue reading Teachers and bullying: “When do I interfere?”

Falsifying your ID card is ‘a piece of cake’

By Sam van der Loo   It’s every teenager’s nightmare: seeing your friends entering the nightlife, while one is being refused by a strict bouncer. Many of them found a solution to this dilemma: a forged ID card. A quick fix which is a crime and therefore illegal. It can result in fines of up to 370 euros, however this does not deter teenagers. An … Continue reading Falsifying your ID card is ‘a piece of cake’

“Micro Cheating!“

by Nina Müller   There is a new phenomenon wandering around the media landscape: micro cheating. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Micro cheating basically describes all those small acts that aren’t really a betrayal of your partner yet still make you wonder if what you’re doing is “right”. “Like what exactly?”, one might think. Well, the answer to that question isn’t … Continue reading “Micro Cheating!“

The ten commandments in modern society

by Brianna Novak   Known to everyone, but who respects them nowadays? According to the bible, God handed the Ten Commandments to the prophet Moses on the mountain of Sinai. The commandments have since been regarded as the key to a successful life. The orders oversee an individual’s relationship with God and their fellow men. But how is the modern society dealing with them today? … Continue reading The ten commandments in modern society