Amid COVID, Canada’s Younger Gen is flocking to Suburbia

June 3, 2021 By: Austin Devaraj The generation composed of millennials and gen z is looking to build a future out of the city, in a trend that continues on, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic rages Young Canadians are moving to the suburbs at an alarming rate. The government data, released by Statistics Canada, this past January noted that around 87,000 residents, moved out of … Continue reading Amid COVID, Canada’s Younger Gen is flocking to Suburbia

“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

The City of Toronto set a grave record last month for opioid fatalities

Austin Devaraj March 4, 2021 TORONTO – Canada’s largest city has hit record numbers for opioid related overdose deaths. “This is the highest number of opioid overdose-related deaths reported by paramedics since we began monitoring in 2017,” reads a damning report, released on February 12 by Toronto city officials. The municipality has seen a steady increase in opioid related deaths over the past few months … Continue reading The City of Toronto set a grave record last month for opioid fatalities

Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

The country’s inflexible legislation poses unexpected obstacles for the Finnish government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as swiftly as perhaps desired. Already when the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Finland were shy of 400, the government took firm measures to close all schools, universities, gyms, libraries and other public buildings. It seemed as though the Finnish government was going to tackle the outbreak with … Continue reading Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

“11 years at the airport and I have never seen anything like this”

Impressions from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport following Europe’s travel bans and lock down implementations. Photos and text by Veronica Kontopoulou It is not business as usual at Schiphol Airport this Sunday evening. Many of the travelers, have had to battle through a multitude of flight cancellations to return to their home country. The COVID-19 outbreak is visible everywhere; in the red and white tapes restricting passengers … Continue reading “11 years at the airport and I have never seen anything like this”

Orbán’s FIDESZ remains the largest represented Hungarian party in the EP

Written by Chirine Aboussaad and Charisa Chotoe For many years now Hungarian politics is being led by Orbán’s FIDESZ party. When looking at the numbers, Budapest – the country’s only big city – voted in large numbers for DK, MSZP and Momentum. A majority of the votes for Orbán are coming from the country-side. “They only listen to radio stations and broadcasters owned by the regime.” … Continue reading Orbán’s FIDESZ remains the largest represented Hungarian party in the EP

“Reporting the truth is not a crime”

Written by Nina Büchs Croatian Journalists are facing an increasing number of lawsuits, as well as verbal and physical threats. But not just the government and several institutions are applying pressure to journalists. Also one of their own employer, such as HRT, the public Croatian broadcaster, is suing its own journalists, to stop critical reporting. Zagreb – Reporter have to think twice about working as a … Continue reading “Reporting the truth is not a crime”

From Kentucky to New York City

by Tatiana Costa Lopes   New York is the fashion capital of the United States. Tatiana met up with McKenzie and Bryson, two young people from Louisville, Kentucky trying to make it in the Big Apple. They shared their hopes, goals and less exciting realities of moving from a small town to New York City to pursue a fashion career. Continue reading From Kentucky to New York City