‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review: A Thrilling Illusion

Written by Chirine Aboussaad, 14 May 2019 | THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD | DIRECTED BY: PETER JACKSON | RUN TIME: 104 MINUTES Peter Jackson’s latest work brings the Great War to life for generations to come in a visually stunning documentary. They Shall Not Grow Old opens on a pitch-black screen, enhanced by only the sound of someone whistling an unspecified tune in the … Continue reading ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review: A Thrilling Illusion

With jelly or without?

Making choices has never been more difficult Written by Melanie Schlemmer Our grandparents and parents fought for big, social revolutions but also small and personal revolutions to give us the opportunity to choose. We now have more options than ever before. Their revolutions brought us freedom of choice, independence, and empowerment. While being grateful for those possibilities, I’m sure every one of us knows how … Continue reading With jelly or without?

“Oh my god, I love your top!” – Becoming a compliment monster

By: Laura Hornberger During my exchange program in Amsterdam, I suddenly became a compliment maker. I found myself complimenting my classmates about their outfits, study skills and even about their well-prepared food. But why is it so much easier to say compliments out loud in English? And are many superficial compliments meaningless in the end? I’m studying with international students from all over the world: … Continue reading “Oh my god, I love your top!” – Becoming a compliment monster

“We call it Curvy”

By Emma Wendt Size inclusivity is growing within the fashion industry. Renowned director of the New York STATE Management curve division Susan Georget hopes that plus size fashion will become part of the norm. The fashion industry is in the midst of a global rising plus-size phenomenon. Plus size models have been represented since the 1970s. However, it has started growing fast during the last … Continue reading “We call it Curvy”

Multiculturalism as a way of life: Bijlmer

Photograph of “I love Iran” sticker in the center of Bijlmer, by Salvador Nito Salvador Nito and Sebastian Aceves Far away from the bustling and iconic Amsterdam city center, a neighborhood located in Zuidoost thrives in multiculturality and breaths an air of its own. This is Bijlmermeer, also known as the shortened ‘Bijlmer’, an area that for long time has been associated with crime and … Continue reading Multiculturalism as a way of life: Bijlmer

Can virtual reality experiences make you more empathetic?

By Livia Hirsch The night around me is pitch black, it engulfs me. I am in front of the train which pushes me forward. I feel helpless as I see the gates of the camp looming in the distance. I hear guards yelling, dogs barking, and the wheels turning against the metal rails. An alarm starts to blare. A feeling of terror rises inside of … Continue reading Can virtual reality experiences make you more empathetic?