“I have never seen so much involvement, everyone was talking about Brexit”

By Mathilde de Gooijer Like many Scots, Jay Paterson (36) voted ‘remain’ in the Brexit referendum. He was born and raised in Glasgow, but he now works as an information security engineer in Prague. When asked about propaganda in the Brexit campaign, he sighs: “it was all around, but to be honest, both sides were equally guilty.” In 2016, voters in the United Kingdom were … Continue reading “I have never seen so much involvement, everyone was talking about Brexit”

“Short videos will overrule traditional newspaper articles”

By Joia Vieira Ruben Andriesse is a 23-year-old student at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Born and raised in Haarlem, he moved to Amsterdam 1.5 years ago for his studies and is now living your average student life. On a daily basis, he enjoys spending time with friends but especially with his girlfriend. ‘’My girlfriend is one of my biggest hobbies’’ Ruben says cheerfully. Ruben studies … Continue reading “Short videos will overrule traditional newspaper articles”

Sunshine and Startups: Barcelona’s Rise as an International Startup Hub

By Megan Whitfield   Long regarded for its innovation in architecture and creative spirit, Barcelona has now cemented this reputation into business as well. Although the broader economy feels the impact of the recent political unrest, the Catalonian capital is rising up the ranks to become one of the top startup hubs in Europe. Well and truly established as an important international competitor, this bustly … Continue reading Sunshine and Startups: Barcelona’s Rise as an International Startup Hub

Sex, drugs and scientology

By: Sam van Royen SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH – 10:30 AM – AMSTERDAM ‘Hi, I’m here to meet Robert Kruijt.’ The lady at the reception looked up from her paper and looked at me curiously. ‘Does he know you’re coming?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Okay, I’ll give him a call. Please write your details here.’ I filled in the logbook and saw two other names – it wasn’t very busy. … Continue reading Sex, drugs and scientology

Future: Life After Sport

By Liora Israelsohn Breaking records, beating personal bests, always chasing something just out of reach. This is the life of an athlete; focused and goal-oriented. But what happens after the ultimate goal is achieved? After the Olympics, World Cup, or international championship? How do athletes make the transition into a new life after sport? What steps can they take to ensure a successful future? The … Continue reading Future: Life After Sport

The (un)fortunate ones

by: Jill Paat We tend to fantasise about our future. We might expect that everything will turn out exactly the way that we’ve planned. But that’s when life happens. What if your expectations don’t match reality? This was the case for three (un)fortunate ones who, for different reasons, didn’t have a say in what their future would hold.  Martien Hunnik (59) Martien has been unjustly … Continue reading The (un)fortunate ones

“You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

By Jing de Visser   Even though climate change, war and refugee crises are things we have on our minds, we still seem pretty optimistic about our future as a human race. Are the experts too however? We are living in the Anthropocene age, also known as the ‘human age’. What this means and how we ended up here is something that expert Lars van … Continue reading “You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

What If: The European Union Fell Apart?

By Poppy Prescott Eurosceptic movements have been gaining momentum all over Europe. This culminated in Britain when the British public voted to leave the European Union last June. It leaves a problematic question for many citizens in EU member states: What if it happens here too? Dr. Anthony Zito, a professor of European Public Policy at Newcastle University sheds light on this question. With the … Continue reading What If: The European Union Fell Apart?