Guided by crystals

Jesse Hattink – Crystals are pretty and mysterious – some also believe they have healing abilities. Minerals might be the next big thing in alternative medicine.  22-year-old Lobke Bremmer lives in Amersfoort and is a collector of minerals and crystals. She believes that they do have healing and supporting abilities. “I have a Lapis Lazuli crystal, for example – it guides me morally and it … Continue reading Guided by crystals

Thrift shopping: TikTok-trends and gentrification

 Siri Malmborg – Thrifting out of necessity or because of a TikTok-trend? When taking a closer look at the secondhand sector, the privilege-radar activates.  A room full of old leather and cigarette smoke captured in textile – in the air, there’s this indefinable scent unique to thrift stores. In the Kiloshop at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam, you pay a prize per kilo of garment, which varies … Continue reading Thrift shopping: TikTok-trends and gentrification

Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

Moa Aulanko – Diana Miu, 20, studies journalism at Oxford Brookes University. For her, news plays an important role in humans being sociable and making the world a better place.  In Miu’s home country, Romania, young people get their worldwide news from social media, and the national news from their parents. “I don’t think many people from my generation, at least the people I know, … Continue reading Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

‘It makes me sick to my stomach companies even want to get involved’

Christiaan Broersma – Discriminating stickers produced without regret. The political world of Rotterdam was shocked after racist stickers were placed on political posters just weeks before the local elections. The stickers, containing QR-codes linked to a Neo-Nazi movement, were mostly placed on posters with people of colour on it. ‘A White Lives Matter sticker placed on the head of Richard Moti of PvdA’ After seeing … Continue reading ‘It makes me sick to my stomach companies even want to get involved’

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

Thrifting a new self

By Melisa Salas It has been over a year since the world erupted into a state of chaos. It was scary, yet considered as a positive thing by many people. For many people, a national lockdown meant we got the time to reflect more on ourselves and grow as a person. On the 19th of March, three of my best friends and I were on … Continue reading Thrifting a new self

Liberty to Life

By: Sage Bankasingh As of October 2020, Toronto had 124 active cranes, making it the city with the most cranes in North America. As a move towards a smarter city, a common trend seen in Toronto is the complete demolition and redevelopment of these neighbourhoods – which results in little to no preservation of historical spaces.   Some neighbourhoods are starting to defy this trend, and … Continue reading Liberty to Life

From playing Sims to becoming Sims

By Cheyenne van Dreumel & Leroy Leijtens More and more we are blurring the lines between physical and digital realities. The world has been playing games like Sims for the past 21 years, could it be that we are becoming Sims ourselves? In May 2019, a dress by Dutch brand The Fabricant was sold for $9,500 during a blockchain conference. The only thing different about … Continue reading From playing Sims to becoming Sims