“Allochtoon” or Dutch with a migration background?

The Dutch have a bit of an obsession with ethnic backgrounds. In 1971, they decided to call people with a non-Dutch ethnical background an “allochtoon” (foreigner). Since I have a

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Valentine’s Day and Mental Health: Two Sides to Every Story

It is the 14th of February again. A day in which couples share their affection, buy each other gifts, go out for dinner, and celebrate their love. A day in

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Keeping the memory of Anne Frank alive

Lately, it hasn’t taken me much to notice a certain name in the papers, cinemas, and books; Anne Frank. There have been multiple movies made and books written about her

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West Side Story (2021): Beautifully reiterated

Last Tuesday I went to the Forum with my parents, and we watched the remake of the classic West Side Story. For the layman that read this: West Side Story

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Cyclone Ana: a drop in the ocean of Malawi’s challenges

Malawi, a small country in southeast Africa with a lake the size of the Netherlands, has declared a national disaster in areas hit this week by Cyclone Ana. The tropical

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Capitol Storming – One Year Later

On 6 January 2022, the United States commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection. In an emotional and moving speech, U.S President Joe Biden directly confronted Donald Trump and

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Starting the year positively, and with a conflict in Kazakhstan

2022: A new year, a new start, a better year than the one before. A new year is often seen as a new beginning, we are full of hope that

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Ethiopia’s history in the hands of strangers

Thousands of Ethiopian artefacts were stolen after the battle of Magdala in 1868 by British soldiers. Descendants of those soldiers are currently trying to sell these valuable items at auction

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Elon Musk’s Time … for what?

It may have come to your attention that Time magazine’s choice for the Person of the Year was revealed at the beginning of this week. And as some of you

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The right of abortion in 2021

I like to believe that with every year, the earth becomes a bit better than the year before.  Right now, abortion is legal or decriminalized in 64 countries. In 2021,

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