Posted on: December 12, 2020 Posted by: Su Min Pack Comments: 0

Su Min Pack: “Get your flu shot!”

Get your flu shot! By Su Min, Pack  | December 9, 2020 Cover image: Restrictions at a shopping mall in Amsterdam to fight COVID-19.  Jasper Akkermans / The Amsterdammer Although this long, unprecedented year is finally coming to an end, the impact of COVID-19 is still very similar to, if not worse than that of March. When the coronavirus first hit Europe, the Dutch government implemented an ‘intelligent lockdown’, where schools, cafes and…

Posted on: December 2, 2020 Posted by: Andrada Pop Comments: 0

Biking Series: A tale of two wheels

Chapter One By Andrada Pop | November 30, 2020 In the first chapter of her biking series, Andrada Pop talks about her biking experiences in Amsterdam – and everything that comes with it! Illustrations by Bella Villanueva Moving to Amsterdam is an overwhelming experience, especially for an international student. The faint smell of cannabis floating through the streets, the wind that permeates your soul and the unbroken stream of people whooshing…

Posted on: December 1, 2020 Posted by: Kayla Dowling Comments: 0

Muddled messaging on masks

Muddled Messaging on Masks By Kayla Dowling | November 30, 2020 Illustration by Bella Villanueva At Boven’t IJ, a popular shopping center in Amsterdam Noord, it appears to be a regular afternoon. However, the presence of COVID -19 strikes us at the sight of many – and many not – wearing face masks.   The clear dissensus on face masks is visible just over a month after the Dutch government switched its…

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Beatrice Wihlander Comments: 0

Ten tips for studying at home

10 Tips for Studying at Home By Beatrice Wihlander | November 26, 2020 These tough times are affecting everyone all around the world. It is more important than ever to take care of yourself and look out for the people around you. For the students at the University of Amsterdam, the psychologist department has 10 tips they would like to share with the students. They believe that this will be of…

Posted on: November 27, 2020 Posted by: Luca Carlesi Comments: 0

COVID-19 can’t stop Black Friday

COVID can’t stop Black Friday Discounting the Pandemic By Luca Carlesi | November 27, 2020 Metro reporter Luca Carlesi looks at the effect of the pandemic and sustainable fashion on Black Friday shopping. Cover image by Dimitri Houtteman. While most European countries are in the midst of strict lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Netherlands appears to have some of the lightest regulations in place. This bodes well for patrons…

Posted on: November 23, 2020 Posted by: Luca Carlesi Comments: 0

Illegal party-business takes over Amsterdam student life

Illegal party-business takes over Amsterdam student life By LUCA CARLESI | November 23, 2020 Cover: People at a gathering in an unspecified location. Alexander Popov / Unsplash Disclaimer: The names in this article have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. Despite strict travel restrictions, thousands of students recently moved to Amsterdam for the new academic year, facing a situation completely different from their expectations. This, however, did not deter first year students.…