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

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

Political intransparency continues in Maastricht-Hasselt lightrail plan

By Jurgen Vlaar For more than a decade, the city council of Maastricht has been discussing the lightrail connection with the Belgian city of Hasselt. This week, during the council meeting of June 2nd, it became clear that most information surrounding this project the costs was still kept secret for the public. Meanwhile the struggles with working partners from outside the countries continue. The so … Continue reading Political intransparency continues in Maastricht-Hasselt lightrail plan

Maastricht: a city of history

Mohammad Kafina Paying a visit to Maastricht means enjoying history. The city is well known for its medieval-era monuments and buildings. One of these monuments is the Dominican Church which was constructed in 1294 by the Dominicans. The church is built entirely of marl on a basement of coal sandstone. Nowadays, the church has a big bookstore. When you visit the Vrijthof square in the … Continue reading Maastricht: a city of history

Luna Rossa’s ice cream is more than an ice cream parlour

By Evanne Mientjes With their self-made ice-cream, the gelateria Luna Rossa in Maastricht made some extra hours the last few sunny days. After a very quiet semester and being closed because of Covid19 the colleagues of Huub Biro, the owner of this place, are totally ready for this summer. Luna Rossa is one of the biggest and most popular ice cream stores in Maastricht. With … Continue reading Luna Rossa’s ice cream is more than an ice cream parlour

Is making an appointment for a shopping session the new way to go?

By Lola Bessa, Gaby van Genderen & Jurgen Vlaar At the Bijenkorf, a high-end warehouse located in Maastricht, people still need to make an appointment before shopping in order to receive a more exclusive and personal experience. Even though the rule doesn’t apply anymore, some stores still obey the idea of a shopping appointment. Sophie de Groot (33), who just finished shopping at the Bijenkorf … Continue reading Is making an appointment for a shopping session the new way to go?