Month: November 2021

The Tigray Conflict: What is Happening in Ethiopia?

By Charlotte Vreden Recently, Ethiopian Authorities declared a six-month state of emergency in Ethiopia, bracing as Tigrayan rebels advance and calling for citizens to take up arms to defend their capital: Addis Ababa. But who are the Tigrayans and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and what are the consequences of the government’s recent actions?…

November 9

By Annika Lee   besides, aren’t we all white-knuckled loners with spirits distorted by deferred longing? didn’t we learn from our youth to stand still and quiet in the burning, as fuel to a fire of unfulfillment? but no, I say, no—and no again, to make it muscle memory, habit of my hand and heart….

Why Do We Know Friday the 13th?

By Romke Van Der Veen With another Halloween that has come and gone, I was reminded of some of the holiday’s most infamous icons and horror in general. Jason Voorhees, I’m sure you’ve heard that name alongside that of Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers (from Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween, respectively). But why? These names are commonly known…

The Island Jail – Rohingya in Bangladesh

By Charlotte Vreden Until recently, thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in the largest refugee camp in the world: Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. However, since December 2020, the Bangladesh government has moved nearly 20 thousand Rohingya refugees to the remote Bhasan Char Island, despite protests from refugees and human rights groups comparing it to an island jail. A leaked copy of a UN agreement…

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