Supporters of the biodiversity petition demonstrate for better species protection in Munich, Bavaria. | Photograph: Georg Kurz

“The biodiversity petition uses the same tools as right-wing populists”

Supporters of the biodiversity petition demonstrate for better species protection in Munich, Bavaria. | Photograph: Georg Kurz By Kimberly Nicolaus The Bavarian petition “biodiversity – save the bees” is the most successful in the state’s history. But critics see the petition as too short-sighted or even connect its success with populism. Around 18.4 percent of eligible voters in Bavaria signed from 31th of January to … Continue reading “The biodiversity petition uses the same tools as right-wing populists”

Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

The Hungarian minister for innovation and technology, announces the state’s call to supervise the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and to suspend some of its funding Written by Diogo Baptista Hundreds of scientists and their supporters form a human chain around the HAS building in Budapest to express their outrage towards another governmental call. The disposition which plans to take control of the Hungarian scientist’s … Continue reading Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

From Kentucky to New York City

by Tatiana Costa Lopes   New York is the fashion capital of the United States. Tatiana met up with McKenzie and Bryson, two young people from Louisville, Kentucky trying to make it in the Big Apple. They shared their hopes, goals and less exciting realities of moving from a small town to New York City to pursue a fashion career. Continue reading From Kentucky to New York City

On night patrol with The Dark Guardian

By Dana Dübbers and Laura Hornberger   The appearance of Chris Pollak is reminiscent of the colourful but shady figures of superheroes in comic books. As his alias Dark Guardian, he patrols Staten Island at night to keep the neighbourhood safe. Is this a cry for attention or a necessary support for safety in the community? Pollak stands at a crossroad opposite Tompkinsville Park in … Continue reading On night patrol with The Dark Guardian

Escaping the price

By Livia Hirsch Fare evasion has skyrocketed since 2015. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) expects to lose $215 million dollars in 2019 due to fare evasion on subway and buses. Close to 208,000 people ride the subway every day without paying. This equals to approximately 4% of all daily commuters. The agency can measure this by posting staff throughout the year at various subway stations … Continue reading Escaping the price

Rangers vs Islanders: The ‘Battle’ of New York

By Denise van der Bij New York hosts ten major league sports teams. Among them there are some intense team rivalries. On January 10, the heated ice hockey game between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders was played at the Madison Square Garden. Even though there were some fights on the ice and the Rangers fell to the Islanders (4-3), the atmosphere … Continue reading Rangers vs Islanders: The ‘Battle’ of New York

German immigration in New York

By Brianna Novak    In the 19th century more than 370.000 Germans came to New York City. They lived in districts like Kleindeutschland on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Yorkville on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. After both world wars they were given a bad image which is why today there is almost nothing left of German culture in New York. Our … Continue reading German immigration in New York