Demystifying Ramadan By MERT ALI KIRAZ | May 11, 2019 Production: Mert Ali Kiraz Editor: Dragos Culcear Camera: Sofia van den Donk and Kira Guehring Support The Amsterdammer We believe in the right to inform the students, Dutch or international, about their surroundings and the university life. We give a voice to the voiceless and have […]
The truth behind Coachella By MERT ALI KIRAZ | April 24, 2019 Illustration by Flo McQuibban As spring blooms, nothing complements it better with arts and popular culture than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since 1999, this festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of people every year, enabling people to […]
Lilly’s Plastic Pickup – The Experiences Of A Child Activist April 15, 2019 By MERT ALI KIRAZ How old do you have to be to care about environmental issues? The urge to help can strike at any moment. Some might start being active deep into their adulthood. For some, it starts around the time they […]
Does This Look Spoiled To You? – An Insight Into Taste Before You Waste March 16, 2019 By MERT ALI KIRAZ According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, humanity wastes more than one billion tonnes of food every year. That number amounts to almost a third of all food produced for […]
I amsterdam or WE PLANET? While parts of the Amsterdam population are still in deep mourning over the removal of our beloved “I amsterdam” sign at Museumplein, others were able to see the removal of this symbol of individualism as an opportunity to come together as a community and take a step towards saving the […]
Although the area has seen a major increase in safety in the past few decades – having gone from 20,000 reported complaints in 1995 to 8,000 in 2005 – it is still considered one of the most dangerous areas to live in.