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Story by Evy Tjin A Ton Most of you already use it, BeReal. Every day at a different time, BeReal notifies everyone simultaneously to capture and share a photo within two minutes. It’s supposed to be a new and unique way to discover who your friends really are in their daily life. Unlike Instagram and Snapchat, the photos on BeReal should be very pure, without … Continue reading Can I BeReal?
I’m sitting in the hair salon and my regular hairdresser Bente is dying my hair. Next to me, there’s a woman being cut. She and the girl who’s doing her hair are talking about the latest press conference, in which Rutte told us the evening lockdown has been expanded. “That’s no surprise,” I hear the lady next to me say. I think about the first … Continue reading A request from the hairdresser: can we please not talk about COVID?
Whenever I meet new people, the topic always comes up. We talk about friends, family and siblings. I talk about my two half-brothers, who I love dearly, and the questioning eyes look at me. “Oh yeah, my parents are divorced.” Immediately, the questioning eyes change into sad eyes. They tell me they’re sorry for me, that they didn’t know and will not bring it up … Continue reading Sometimes it’s for the better
“To great Men the grateful nation” that is what you can see on the pediment of the Panthéon. O, the Panthéon, last resting place of great men but obviously not of many great women. The result of the match speaks for itself: since its creation, the Panthéon has welcomed 75 men and only 6 women. When I say six, I should rather say five as … Continue reading At last, brightness in the tomb
If you had to relive a period in your life, which one would you relive? Of course, I am only 20 years old. I don’t have enough life experiences to answer with certainty. But for the past four months, since the start of my Erasmus in Amsterdam, I have been experiencing a period of uninterrupted happiness. So much so that today, this Erasmus would be … Continue reading Erasmus, a unique journey
Five refugees on how they regained their lives What if the country where you were born and raised becomes unsafe for you to be in? In that case, a lot of people would flee their country. In 2019 the United Nations published a report with a record number of people who fled their country due to war or violence. That year about 79,5 million people … Continue reading Newfound Purpose
How the pandemic influences our love lives By Melisa Salas Because of Covid-19, it’s challenging for young people to experiment with sex, and singles are struggling to find their big love. The 25-year-old Esther van der Heide is a blogger for erotic online magazine LotteLust in which she talks openly about love, dating and sex. What do you think the consequences of the lockdown are … Continue reading “We all need a hug”
By Claire Schouten & Gaby van Genderen Drag is an ever-evolving term with a rich history and its roots stem from queer culture. Nowadays, the term can involve dressing up and making costumes, having a persona, gender crossing and wearing extravagant make-up. The drag scene is still more than relevant and important today. A big part of its history is sad and complicated, but now … Continue reading QUARANTINE QUEENS
By Sharon Verhoeks Cryptocurrency is gaining its popularity fast. The digital asset is a new form of payment and threatens the current monetary system. Around 4000 alternative currencies already emerged based on their decentralised ancestor, keeping the punk soul alive. Are we on the eve of a monetary revolution? The current monetary system, which is based on the fiduciary idea that we are able … Continue reading Crypto Punk