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Small talks on Art – II

By Andrea Undecimo The room is filled with paintings, drawings and stamps; a palette with colors on the table is waiting to be used. The speaker is crackling a joyful jazz symphony. While sitting on his couch, one has the feeling of having just entered the atelier of a famous artist. If it wasn’t for…

Small talks on Art: An Interview with Nuria – I

By Andrea Undecimo The foggy mornings and the rust-colored landscapes that appear through our windows these days can only mean one thing: summer is behind us and another semester has just started. Deadlines, papers and exams are frighteningly close; but together with them come cozy conversations with a cup of tea and a vibrant social…

Part II: Got Ink?

An inside look at UCR’s tattoo culture By Natalie Burduli Did you enjoy reading about your fellow classmates and their unique tattoos? Did you maybe feel inspired to hit up the nearest tattoo parlor to try out this amazing art on yourself? Or do you need a few more stories to really get you thinking…

Part I: Got Ink?

An inside look at UCR’s tattoo culture By Natalie Burduli Many people live with the idea that their body is not simply flesh and bones, but rather, an intricate canvas that can be used to express a deeper layer of their personality. They use this space wisely, crafting beautiful tattoos that will remain with them…

An Interview With 45ACIDBABIES

The Garage Electro Punk Group That Will Blow You Away By Natalia Burduli All the way from Utrecht, the garage-electro-punk pop group 45ACIDBABIES made their way to our lovely Middelburg. They were invited to perform last week Tuesday at the Stukafest Afterparty. Stukafest was an overall great success, bringing together amazing performances scattered across different…

Love in A Sentence

By Natalie Burduli Valentine’s Day is already behind us, and we are sure that you are feeling overwhelmed after a day full of love and appreciation! Hopefully, you had some time to give a hug to your friends, send a message to your family, and steal a kiss from that special someone. If instead you…

Cupid’s Missed Marks

By Noga Amiri and Natalie Burduli The time has come for the second edition of our Valentine’s Day series! Did you wake up to Cupid knocking on your door, confronting you with all the day of love is known for? As we make the most of the present, there is still nothing quite like the…

Hot Date Hot Spot

By Noga Amiri and Natalie Burduli It is time to prepare for one of the most romantic days of the year: Valentine’s Day is making its way onto our calendars, and into our hearts! Our Facebook feeds are slowly being flooded with romantic quotes, supermarkets are selling heart-shaped candy, cinemas around the world are releasing…

Democracy at Home

Student Opinions on the Upcoming Municipal Elections By Natalie Burduli Spring is slowly making its way to our small and cozy city of Middelburg. The arrival of (hopefully) warmer temperatures also marks four years since the last municipal elections. The Dutch political system consists of three layers of administration: the national, regional, and local. Municipal…

Eating Disorders, Unpacked

By Anonymous In recent years eating disorders have gained traction in the media. People are finally beginning to talk about diseases like anorexia nervosa and bulimia. The issue now, however, is that these conditions are so often downplayed as “white girl problems” attributed to teenagers who simply didn’t feel “pretty enough”. But the truth is,…

The Place of Religion

By Kelvin Prosman As long as men have been on the earth, so long has there been a concept of Deity, and accompanying it, religion. To whatever theory of the origin of man you subscribe, this holds true. In the age of cavemen and mammoths there was religion, during the times of the great emperors…

City Travel Guides: The Dublin Edition!

By Aoife Holohan We’re back again with another city guide for the travel bug infected among you. This week we’re taking you on just a short trip across the water to the city of Dublin. When to go:  If you don’t mind the cold, try and make it over for the Christmas season. The frosty…

Visit Brussels like a Local

By: Nora Westgeest “Where should I eat in Brussels? What about places to get coffee? And what is the best club to go out?”. Having been brought up near Brussels, I often get asked these questions. Lucky for you, I spent my high school years lounging around all the local hotspots. With the help of…

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