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Supporting YouTube’s Humanity in Pewdiepie versus T-Series

Though YouTube is primarily a video sharing website where content can be uploaded both by individuals and by media corporations, it has also been an important platform to share news, promote change, and engage in competitions. YouTube’s intellectual side has even contributed to the digital presence of humanities and academia through educational channels such as […]

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Conquering “Gym-timidation”

I think many are persuaded that the gym is a terrible battlefield full of soldiers: the lean ones, the buff ones and the fat ones. And in war, only the first two can win. Instead, it should be seen as a safe space for anyone who wants to feel something, like confidence and power. There […]

Hygge and Nordic Noir: Two Sides of Scandinavia

According to Collins English Dictionary, ‘hygge’ came second only to ‘Brexit’ as the UK’s word of the year in 2016. It has since blown up as a marketing ploy in the Western world to promote comfortable socks, knitted sweaters, and oversized mugs. The first oversight is the reduction of what hygge actually means. It is […]

A Layman in a League of Legends

It is unfathomable to me why multiplayer gaming on various consoles is one of my pastimes, but it surely has to do with marrying innate sensitivity with self-deprecating humour. Some of my favourite games include Portal, Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and more recently League of Legends. What stands out here is that the first […]

Amsterdam Attracts More Than 10,000 Tourists on National Tulip Day

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Netherlands’ celebrated its eighth National Tulip Day. This year’s celebration saw more than ten thousand tourists and Amsterdam locals gathered in Dam square to pick their own bouquets of flowers. Over 200,000 tulips from colors across the spectrum were available for free, as part of the annual celebration, with the theme “Flower Power,” […]