Posted on: June 16, 2022 Posted by: Nike Hüttermann Comments: 0

Choosing the Rail Option – An Interview with a TraInstagrammer

Choosing the Rail Option – An Interview with a TraInstagrammer By Nike Hüttermann | International | June 16, 2022 Cover Illustration: A yellow train in between the hills. Martin Sanchez/Unsplash Amsterdammer staff member Nike Hüttermann interviews TraInstagrammer Milan Marcus and explains what the term means while delving into the environmental impacts of train travel as opposed to other means of transportation. “Over the last few years, I thought a lot about…

Posted on: June 10, 2022 Posted by: Céline Zahno Comments: 0

“We are really serious about changing the way education works” – Grading Strike at the UvA

“We are really serious about changing the way education works” – Grading Strike at the UvA By Céline Zahno | Campus | June 10, 2022 Cover Illustration: University of Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus. Frans Ruiter / Unsplash Campus reporter Céline Zahno gives a run-down of the ongoing grading strike at the UvA, detailing the complaints and demands of staff members on temporary contracts at the University and throughout the Netherlands. Update: This…

Posted on: May 31, 2022 Posted by: Michele Affinito Comments: 0

The Non-political Politics of Eurovision

The Non-political Politics of Eurovision By Michele Affinito | Magazine | May 31, 2022 Cover Illustration: Singer on a stage. Wendy Wei / Pexels Magazine Reporter Michele Affinito discusses what actually hides behind one of the important tenets of the Eurovision Song Contest, namely its non-political nature. The article thus looks into the politics of music, the “soft power” politics of the Eurovision and several examples pointing to non-political politics of…

Posted on: May 21, 2022 Posted by: Christina Kordes Comments: 0

“It is just like having another friend” – Right2Education’s Effort to Support Refugees in Amsterdam

“It is just like having another friend” – Right2Education’s Effort to Support Refugees in Amsterdam By Christina Kordes | Campus | May 21, 2022 Cover Illustration: Children studying as a group. Ismail Salad Osman Hajji dirir / Unsplash Campus reporter Christina Kordes highlights Right2Education, an organization working to support refugees in Amsterdam to get accustomed to and settle in the Netherlands. Leaving your home behind and coming to a new country…

Posted on: May 20, 2022 Posted by: Christina Kordes Comments: 0

The Billie Cup is Turning Disposable Cups into a Thing of the Past

The Billie Cup is Turning Disposable Cups into a Thing of the Past By Christina Kordes | Campus | May 20, 2022 Cover Illustration: Reusable Billie cup. Anabella Villanueva / The Amsterdammer Campus reporter Christina Kordes discusses the Green Office’s attempt at the implementation of the Billie Cup – a reusable polyester cup that helps combat disposable waste.  Roughly 100,000 to 120,000 disposable coffee cups are used at the University of…

Posted on: May 19, 2022 Posted by: Floria Persis Comments: 0

Turkey’s Ongoing Economic Crisis Explained

Turkey’s Ongoing Economic Crisis Explained By Floria Persis | International | May 19, 2022 Cover Illustration: Six hundred Turkish Lira banknotes. Omid Amir / Unsplash Metro reporter Floria Persis explains the roots of the economic crisis in Turkey. The article considers both the personal opinions of Turkish students at the University of Amsterdam, as well as the future of Turkey’s economy. In April 2022, Turkey’s official inflation rate reached a new high of nearly…