Europe and nationalism: why Spain is different

Europe and Nationalism: why Spain is different By DAVID KIRKHAM | May 20, 2019 Nationalists and far-right political parties continue to make alarming gains across Europe. Italy is led by a coalition of radical right-wing and populist parties, Austria’s government is shared with the ultranationalist Freedom Party (FPO), and Hungary has shifted considerably to the far […]

Lilly’s Plastic Pickup – The Experiences Of A Child Activist

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 […]

The Creatives Series: Photography with Humans of Amsterdam’s Debra Barraud

The Creatives Series: Photography with Humans of Amsterdam’s Debra Barraud March 22, 2019 By FLO MCQUIBBAN Debra Barraud, a 30-year old photographer, blogger and story-teller from Arnhem, runs Humans of Amsterdam, a concept which was started by photographer and writer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project. Though it was originally limited to New York, […]

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 […]

Does This Look Spoiled To You? – An Insight Into Taste Before You Waste

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 […]

How does UvA use social media accounts?

How does UvA use Social Media Accounts? The Amsterdammer talked to the UvA Social Media team to find out what goes on behind-the-scenes the official social media accounts and how they maintain intrigue towards them.   March 19, 2019 By SHUZHAO XUE So far, UvA is present on five social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, […]