The truth behind Coachella

        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 […]

No Glove, No Love! Safe Sex in Amsterdam

  Safe sex in Amsterdam By SHUZHAO XUE | April 20, 2019 Illustration by Flo McQuibban / The Amsterdammer Nowadays, sex plays an increasingly important role in our leisure time. No-strings-attached (NSA) sex is becoming a common option, especially for sex lovers. More than 1 billion matches on Tinder make a date per week, which […]

Shazam! : Power for the Powerless

Shazam!: Power for the Powerless April 13, 2019 By SHUZHAO XUE Warning: this article may contain spoilers. When discussing superheroes, Captain America, Superman or Batman are our first thoughts. These characters are continuously adapted into films which time after time successfully become a hit amongst the fans. Shazam!, the latest superhero film that I watched, […]

5 Study-Snacks and Where to Find them Around Campus

5 Study-Snacks and Where to Find them Around Campus With the end of the current block approaching, many of us have finals coming up. Instead of stress-eating junk food, why not enjoy a few brain-boosting alternatives! By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE It can be difficult to keep a balanced diet when living alone since cheap pizza and […]

STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner

STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner A Play Review By REBECCA TOOK A silent, complicit mother. A tight-lipped patriarch. A bawdy brother and a bereaved twin. One daughter’s dead and the other – shock horror – is a socialist. Directed by Jolijn Wendel, and adapted from the script by David Eldridge, Festen […]

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom Film Review: American comedian Bo Burnham’s debut feature film Eighth Grade depicts the knotty, small-scale hellscape of middle school, focusing on the experience of Kayla (Elsie Fisher) – a self-aware yet intensely self-conscious teen – during her last week in eighth grade. By REBECCA TOOK […]