Halloween festivities show Government Complexities

156.  156 is the number of people currently confirmed to have lost their lives in the huge crowd crush that took place last month in Seoul, South Korea. This gruesome

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“My Dreams Are Locked In Cages”

“Woman, Life, Freedom” – The Protests In Iran We have all heard of the demonstrations for more women’s rights going on in Iran at the moment. But after the first

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Brussels, we have a problem

The Goddess Iris served as a messenger between the gods of ancient, Greek mythology. Today, “IRIS II” shall serve as the European Union’s guardian of communication in times of natural

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Is an ‘idiot-proof’-world making us behave like idiots?

A recent article I read by psychologist Thijs Launspach got me thinking: if the world is designed to help us and cater to our needs whenever we want, will our ability to think for ourselves eventually diminish? Put in other words: will an ‘idiot-proof’ world turn us into idiots?

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Aletta Jacobs; The Groningse Feminist

For those students that, like me, walk past the Academia building or the Harmony building multiple times a day, it has been hard to miss the new mural of the

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What Has Changed in Afghanistan?

Around nine months ago, all eyes were on Afghanistan as the U.S. and many other western countries withdrew their troops. Now, almost nine months later, we don’t pay a lot of attention to the country anymore.

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Sleep deprivations: dear students, please get some sleep

Dear fellow students, It is hard, I know. Studying, working, socializing. It is a true art form to make your deadlines, show up for work in time, and occasionally see

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Hong Kong’s election: one winner, zero opponents

On Sunday the 8th of May 2022, John Lee was elected as the new leader of Hong Kong, succeeding Carrie Lam. In an election without opposition, for Lee was the

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Donald Trump’s Benevolent Sexism

For IRIO students in 2022, identifying discrimination in politics should be easy, right? Well, maybe that is not the case. Social psychologists have found a type of sexism that is

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Celebrating the Freedom from War

While we are still happily looking back on the celebrations of last week’s Wednesday and isn’t it nice celebrating a Dutch holiday without some racist tradition added to it, two

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