The New Conservatives

Naomi ‘t Hart Young, highly educated and conservative. European research shows that while this may have been a unique combination in the past, conservatism is growing amongst people born from 1990 onwards. Yesterdays election’s results partly underscore this movement. The question is: why? Millennials and Gen Z have often grown up with more welfare and education than the generations before them. The internet and globalisation … Continue reading The New Conservatives

“Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

Austin Devaraj, Sage Bankasingh March. 18, 2021 TORONTO – As Dutch citizens took to the polls this week, which have been spread apart intentionally into multiple days, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expatriates are looking to voice their concerns about voting in the motherland. Dutch residents in Canada who hold citizenship in the Netherlands note complexities in communication present to them while trying to vote. … Continue reading “Once out, you are forgotten,” the Dutch in Canada voice their annoyance in voting from abroad

Angle Radio: Episode Five

Welcome to episode five of Angle Radio, hosted by Shaquille Scheder-Pagin and Jaimy Witbraad . On today’s show, we explored astrology, through its various lenses. We have a special guest, Dr. Raj Balkaran, on the show who will be talking about Hindu Astrology with our reporter from Toronto, Canada, Austin Devaraj. Our reporter, Gaby van Genderen, went out on the streets of Rotterdam here in … Continue reading Angle Radio: Episode Five

The most unique polling stations in Amsterdam: how did young voters experience those?

By Melisa Salas & Gaby van Genderen Today many special places in Amsterdam opened again as a polling station in the middle of a national lockdown. Locals had the chance to step into those unique buildings to use their right to vote. Reporters from the International Angle: Gaby and Melisa visited the Concertgebouw, the Van Gogh Museum and the Melkweg. Curious to see how young … Continue reading The most unique polling stations in Amsterdam: how did young voters experience those?

Voting at the Concertgebouw: what did that look like?

By Gaby van Genderen and Melisa Salas Today, some of our reporters had the opportunity to vote at the Concertgebouw based on the Museumsquare in Amsterdam. This year, voting was a little different than other years because of all the corona restrictions. It was important to wear a mask, stay safe by keeping our 1.5 m distance and disinfect our hands. Thankfully, we have some … Continue reading Voting at the Concertgebouw: what did that look like?

This is how your vote can help to achieve more gender diversity in the parliament

By Jaimy Witbraad and Claire Schouten More and more parties aim for gender diversity in politics; ‘A parliament that represents society’. However, there is still no equal division between men and women. The organisations ‘Stem Op Een Vrouw’ (meaning: Vote For A Woman) and ‘Meer Vrouwen In De Politiek’ (meaning: More Women In Politics) fight for a fair division between men and women in the … Continue reading This is how your vote can help to achieve more gender diversity in the parliament

How Gen Z engages with politics

A generation that uses social media as a tool to encourage people to vote  By: Shaquille Joy Social Media apps have become tools, especially for younger generations, to voice their opinions and see immediate change happening. While we shouldn’t forget that there are a lot of negative sides to these apps, they are part of our lives now and can also be used for positive … Continue reading How Gen Z engages with politics

Longer surgery waits due to extreme winter weather on top of Covid-19 pressure

By Gaby van Genderen 16 February 2021 Patients who require surgery on the regular OR program are dealing with a long wait to have their surgery performed, because of Covid-19, and on top of that last week’s extreme winter weather. Slippery roads, snow, and ice skating on natural ice, all happened in a short amount of time, and it did not happen without consequences. Doctor. … Continue reading Longer surgery waits due to extreme winter weather on top of Covid-19 pressure

Animals in the cold

By Jurgen Vlaar Back in February the weather in The Netherlands was very strange. It got to the coldest temperatures measured in nearly a decade really fast. And the animals struggling to deal with the sudden changes in temperature. Freezing toes According to veterinarians such as Elske Buursink of J. De Jong Dierenartsen, animals are vulnerable to both hypothermia and frostbite as much as humans. … Continue reading Animals in the cold

How the pandemic changed the way we engage with art

Museums find different ways to connect with their audience and artists explore new creative outlets By Shaquille Shaniqua Joy The past year has been rough for all of us in one or another way and while some were hoping that 2021 might be the year in which we could go back to normal, we might have to realise and accept that this is the new … Continue reading How the pandemic changed the way we engage with art