Year: 2022

Frantic: A Classic Thriller based on Foreign Anxieties

Frantic: A Classic Thriller based on Foreign Anxieties Any international who’s moved to the Netherlands has undoubtedly had to face some of the weirdness/awkwardness that comes automatically with being a stranger in a foreign country. Every place, every country has its own unique elements that can make it intimidating for foreigners, visitors, tourists, expats. As…

Small Things

Small Things   It can be so intimidating to see all of the people and groups Moving mountains, making waves. It can make you feel so small, powerless. But don’t be fooled, For that is the very reason that we must continue to stand up and speak out. It takes more than one person to…

The Way We Move

The Way We Move (1) Have you ever wondered who inspires the people who inspire you? When I think about inspiration, my friend, Daryle Locko comes to mind. This article is about him. Daryle radiates creativity, for anyone and anything has the power to inspire him. When he sees a beautiful leaf or overhears a…

monsoon day 

19.7.21 — monsoon day  outside my bedroom: through the rectangle of window above my door: light. flickering.   mama said it needs to be worn out completely before we can replace it, so that is what we are doing. wearing the light out. i wonder how light dies: does it flicker less often, with less intensity?…

Academically monogamous

Hi, I’m Anne-Rosa (this is not an alcoholic anonymous article, I swear. You don’t have to greet me), and I’ve just started my seventh, and hopefully last, semester at UCR. I took a leave of absence one and a half years ago, meaning I had to stay for another semester, while I saw everyone I…

New Me

New year, new me They say. But is it really true? Am I really new? Because the new clothes go on the same old body And the new haircut holds the same frizz. My new phone contains all of my old contacts And my new computer breaks down just the same. My new hobbies won’t…

The Confusing Chronology of the Alien Sequels

By Romke van der Veen Just recently a new ‘Alien’ movie was announced, this time to be produced (not directed) by Ridley Scott. But this news got little media attention. Why is this? For a franchise that was once considered some of the best science-fiction out there. A franchise that produced blockbusters and even one…

Rooftops Reach for the Sky

Rooftops Reach for the Sky where iridescent pearl glistens through veils of vapour pulled apart like cotton wads sailing along zephyr winds, trailing delicate strands across asterisms woven through zaffre velvet expanse cloaking the waning flurry underneath where tin brutes bleeding coal rumble along paths lit by sallow globes atop poles flickering through fumes that…

Principles of Marriage

By Annika Lee Author’s note: This is a type of found poem from the source text of 1 Corinthians 7, the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) edition. The selections were made only from the first word of each line (or multiple words, in the case of “a wife” and “a slave”). The work is a deliberate…

Demented Democracy

by Hanna Zelma Horányi A bit of context: On April 4, parliamentary elections were held in Hungary. Fidesz, the governing party won in a landslide. On the same day, there was also a referendum which was often regarded as homo- and transphobic. (I’m adding often because a. as far as the government is concerned, it…

Revisiting Israel – Reupload

Disclaimer: Dear Reader, this article has been the subject of a complaint from a member of our community. The Tabula RASA Daily Board agrees the original article did not reach our desired standards of journalistic integrity and therefore the author agreed to rewrite the article addressing concerns relating to clarity, concision, potentially offensive language, and…

BE RIGHT BACK

By Luis Garcia     Camels at a local safari camp in the UAE are taking a break from carrying people all day. While camel riding itself is not inherently unethical, many camels in the region endure much stress as they are forced in unfavourable conditions despite having to deal with hordes of tourists eager…

Safe Spaces

By Roni Grinstein I remember when my friend came to visit me, he couldn’t help but wonder: “Is it you that attracts people that are emotionally complex, or is it this place?” (as he put it). His question struck me, mostly because of his sincere observations and sensitivity towards noticing the complex inner worlds of…

Ukraine and the Charge of the Light Brigade

By Romke van der Veen There are certain regions of the world, which have historically been at the convergence point of conflicting cultures. Ukraine has been one of these frontiers; a place of tensions between powers, not unlike the Balkans, Caucasus or the Arabian Peninsula have to an even greater degree. In Mackinder’s ‘Heartland Theory’…

Why To Attend Protests

By Roni Grinstein I am writing these words when arriving back to my room from the protest for Ukraine in the Hague on 26-02-2022. I am emotional and overwhelmed, in the best sense of those two words. I am energized and full of hope. But not in the innocent idea of hope, but in an…

What is the Value of Reading the News?

By Hanna Zelma Horányi In my family, I am known to be the unreachable one. I have a tendency to leave my phone at home, to go for days without opening my messages and forget to reply once I did. My secrets for survival include refusing notifications, muting conversations, and aggressively opting for do not…

Days

By Katherine To-Hauser   Bleakness whispers shouting to inspire the Sickly spinning cogs, dire. For those are days. Pass quick in sum and un-quick in tales told. Dull finger-tipped hoarse breath croaks, ‘Are these days?’ Sleep settles screeching Stop! stand still, head lays, Look up to see the passing days, unchanged Patterns exhaust- ‘What are…

7. devil’s radio

By Annika Lee 1. nostalgia’s mud covers you and a part—a part of you will always want   2. submersion. it always gets worse, never better. entanglements of your heart will never cease their   3. knotted states this therefore is the extent of your one fragile existence:   4. all the food in the…

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