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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…

Stukafest Middelburg 2018

By Noga Amiri Stukafest is an annual event, but that does not mean there’s no room for surprise. This year’s rendition saw a well-rounded mix of the musical and the theatrical, the acoustic and the electric. The after party that followed the acts was the cherry on top of the sundae, rounding off the smorgasbord…

F*ck Your Freedoms

It is Time to Take Responsibility By Amée Zoutberg At least, that’s according to Professor Jordan Peterson of Clinical Psychology, University of Toronto. Earlier this month, Vice News crowned Peterson as the “most infamous intellectual of Canada”, in an interesting and provoking snapshot of his philosophical worldview (1). His argument: we have been given too…

Being An American At UCR

By: Justine Watkins Ever since I made “the big move” I always get the questions why here, why the Netherlands, and more specifically, why Middelburg? Being from New York City people tend to think I have it all, who would want to leave the concrete streets, busy subways, horrible traffic, constant noise, and expensive upscale…

Your New Kyrgyz Playlist

By Azamat Omuraliev You know the deal. It’s 2017, and everyone is in the hip-hop game. These days, rap is a big thing. I don’t even have to tell you this. Anyone can fact-check this themselves at the closest party or in Spotify’s “Global Top 50”. And Central Asia is no exception. Of course, we…

Your New Irish Playlist

  Ireland has a vibrant music scene, from satirical hip-hop to classic rock, you want it, we got it. This sneak peek into what Ireland has to offer is an offbeat cultural collaboration, perfect for your first injection into Irish sound. The One for Everyone: Hozier Andrew-Hozier Byrne, better known simply as Hozier, crashed onto…

FASST – For Anyone Slightly Soccer Trained

The end of the semester is approaching; the deadlines are coming closer and jumping at us from nowhere. However, next to the imminent mountain of work that all of us still need to do – except for those lucky nerds who managed to choose just the right courses – there are other events marking the…

Your New Chinese Playlist

Beyond Beyond is a rock band from Hong Kong. Unlike in most western countries, rock music was not well appreciated in China until the late 90’s, when Beyond managed to popularize it through their music. There are still fierce arguments about whether or not rock was Beyond’s music style. From what I can see, they…

The French Elections: What You Need To Know

2017 has been a year of feared elections. After the American elections and Brexit, the European elections were expected to be a battle between the established power and the far-right movements. And so far, it has been. The Dutch elections last month were the first in a series of feared elections, and many were relieved…

Out and About: The Elevator Edition

As with anyone here, my life is filled with ups and downs. Living on the sixth floor of Roggeveenhof leaves me using the elevator at least twice a day. And the elevated life comes with many annoyances. From people who feel the need to press the button for the fifth floor when six is already…

Your New French Playlist

Always wanted to learn more about what trendy music French people listen to? Here’s your chance! From hip-hop to folkloric, there is music for everyone on this playlist. Julien Doré Young, handsome, and talented Julien Doré debuted his solo career on the French musical television show Nouvelle Star in 2007. He is known for his…

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