Yoga’s Roots, Erased

A Hindu practice, appropriated into a white woman’s exercise Article By: Austin Devaraj Illustration By: Sage Christopher-Bankasingh The Yogic Practice rooted in Hinduism is appropriated in the West through the erasure of its Indic roots. This piece draws reflection of the historical context of when colonial powers banned the practice during their rule and Hinduphobia today. Luvena Rangel wakes up in her flat in Bangalore, … Continue reading Yoga’s Roots, Erased

The way Maastricht UMC dealt with COVID-19

By Claire Schouten In the past year the feelings of fear, exhaustion and hopelessness dominated in hospitals all over The Netherlands. Healthcare workers worked really hard to nurture, take care of the patients, and make sure they got discharged from the hospitals. On May 29, there were – for the first time in 2021 – less than 500 COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care. This … Continue reading The way Maastricht UMC dealt with COVID-19

Amid COVID, Canada’s Younger Gen is flocking to Suburbia

June 3, 2021 By: Austin Devaraj The generation composed of millennials and gen z is looking to build a future out of the city, in a trend that continues on, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic rages Young Canadians are moving to the suburbs at an alarming rate. The government data, released by Statistics Canada, this past January noted that around 87,000 residents, moved out of … Continue reading Amid COVID, Canada’s Younger Gen is flocking to Suburbia

How a famous sex club sponsored a student society

By Lola Bessa Most student associations receive financial support from universities or alumni. But in Maastricht, one particular group of students has been sponsored by Yab Yum, the former world’s most exclusive brothel in Amsterdam, for almost thirty years. The Angle made an exclusive visit to Heerendispuut Xaviera. On the Rechtstraat 94 in Maastricht stands a small building that looks like a miniature version of … Continue reading How a famous sex club sponsored a student society

Hungry for guests – Maastricht restaurants opening up but uncertain of future

By Melisa Salas The relaxation of corona restrictions is something we all have been looking forward to for months. In the southern city of Maastricht, restaurant and cafe owners are cheering that they can open up their terraces again to receive guests. In a few days restaurants are allowed to receive guests indoors. But there are two big problems: a shortage of qualified cooks, and … Continue reading Hungry for guests – Maastricht restaurants opening up but uncertain of future

Ontario post-secondary students look forward to in person instruction after a full year of virtual learning

By: Sage Bankasingh More than one year into the pandemic and post-secondary students in Ontario, Canada have struggled with staying motivated and engaged in their virtual studies over the school year. Luckily, COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario are loosening and students look forward to returning to in person instruction in September. On March 17th, 2020, Premier Doug Ford declared the very first COVID-19 related state of … Continue reading Ontario post-secondary students look forward to in person instruction after a full year of virtual learning

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A decade of Street Art in Heerlen: a look inside

By Gaby van Genderen Ten years ago, the city of Heerlen in The Netherlands, encountered a cultural revival with the arrival of the street art scene. After years of dealing with problems like homelessness and heavy drug users, the city is finally thriving again. With over 130 pieces of art (by local and international artists) spread out through the neighborhoods, the city has earned the title … Continue reading A decade of Street Art in Heerlen: a look inside