“We all need a hug”

How the pandemic influences our love lives By Melisa Salas Because of Covid-19, it’s challenging for young people to experiment with sex, and singles are struggling to find their big love. The 25-year-old Esther van der Heide is a blogger for erotic online magazine LotteLust in which she talks openly about love, dating and sex.  What do you think the consequences of the lockdown are … Continue reading “We all need a hug”

QUARANTINE QUEENS

By Claire Schouten & Gaby van Genderen  Drag is an ever-evolving term with a rich history and its roots stem from queer culture. Nowadays, the term can involve dressing up and making costumes, having a persona, gender crossing and wearing extravagant make-up. The drag scene is still more than relevant and important today. A big part of its history is sad and complicated, but now … Continue reading QUARANTINE QUEENS

Radical switch

By Naomi ‘t Hart A certain event, such as the current pandemic or a death, can lead to a fundamental change in a person’s being. But even just being confronted with systemic injustice, can push a person to radically change their life around. Three young people on what caused them to change their way of life.  Aisha  The twenty-year-old Aisha* grew up in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Radical switch

“Journalism is facing a challenge”

Written by Maxime Booi Paul Houwkes (69) is a newspaper journalist by heart with a passion for his job. He shares his thoughts and angle on journalism back in the days, journalism now and journalism in the future. Journalist have become multifunctional and Paul notices the rise of the online news platforms. ‘Where did you learn the skills of a journalist?’  ‘I started writing and … Continue reading “Journalism is facing a challenge”

Laura Kersten on how social media can strongly influence youth’s voting decisions

Melisa Salas These days we are living in a digital era where social media is taking over the world. Breaking news is spread worldwide within matters of seconds. The days where we wait for our daily newspaper with a cup of coffee or the news on TV are over now. The only thing we have to do to consume news now is to tap with … Continue reading Laura Kersten on how social media can strongly influence youth’s voting decisions

“Journalists do trip up because of the pressure to be first and be ‘now’”

A Q&A with Channel 4 and ITV journalist, James Blake James Blake started off his journey in the field of journalism in the 90s. It all started with an ITN traineeship in 1998 and today, James has a couple decades worth of experience working in the news field and teaching in academia, with a focus on television news. How does working as a journalist back … Continue reading “Journalists do trip up because of the pressure to be first and be ‘now’”