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

Big Tech politics

By: Jurgen Vlaar We are entering a new era of the digital age and too many governments are not equipped yet. Government institutions with too much bureaucracy make the transition too slow-moving for them to keep up with the rapidly changing digital landscape. That is why they should reshape their way of working towards something called ‘Smart Governance’. Smart governance is a way for governments … Continue reading Big Tech politics

TikTok changes the face of music industry

TikTok is changing top hits lists on several streaming platforms By: Evanne Mientjes With 689 million monthly active users worldwide, TikTok is one of the biggest platforms in the world. Users create and share 15-second videos on any topic, such as dance challenges on popular songs. Thanks to its popular trends, TikTok changed how the music industry works. A few years ago, record companies thought … Continue reading TikTok changes the face of music industry

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

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 New Narrative

By Shaquille Joy  Now more than ever, the way we engage and share stories starts to change. The wish for virtual and digital spaces becomes bigger, especially for communities that need safe spaces to share their experiences or just come together.  For some people, the most exciting stories revolve around something they can see themselves in. Others prefer a storyline that, in unrealistic ways, completely … Continue reading A New Narrative

Meals of Tomorrow

By Lola Bessa The way we perceive, and experience food is of great importance. We need food to survive and therefore eat approximately two kilos of food a day. There are more foods than ever before and that’s why the future of the food system is more thrilling than ever.  What do you think of when you think about your favourite food? Is it healthy? … Continue reading Meals of Tomorrow