society

Girls taking selfies

Plastic surgery and the quest for the perfect selfie in South Korea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
26/11/2018
15 minutes to read

Plastic surgeries changed the world. In this article, we are going to talk about the measures taken to make an ordinary picture on your Instagram account “on point” and what some are willing to do in order to score those 10.000+ likes.

GetContact app

GetContact: another threat to our privacy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/03/2018
5 minutes to read

GetContact is a recent app that got its wave of hype in February 2018. The official aim of GetContact is to block spam messages and identify calls on your phone. However, it can also be viewed as another way to threaten our privacy.

Book review "Darkness at noon"- Rubashov illustration

Why you should read "Darkness at noon" (Arthur Koestler)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
12/02/2018
7 minutes to read

Certain kinds of literature cannot be forgotten. Darkness at noon is a must read for everyone who values high quality novels and wants to learn more about the Soviet Union, revolution and history in general.

My Friend is a White Muslim

Article
Bin Chen
29/03/2018
9 minutes to read

With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change. 

Ethnicity, masculinity, and patriotism in the US: A personal tale

Column
Christian Chun
10/10/2017
4 minutes to read

I ’m the Tony Manero character played by John Travolta in the film, Saturday Night Fever. I may think of myself as a White working-class guy but is it received as such in US society?Now one may ask, what’s the problem? So what if you are?

Black Pete and Sinterklaas

Why Black Pete should no longer be black

Column
Roeline Machiels
12/12/2017
5 minutes to read

The character of Black Pete is meant to be inoffensive, according to most Dutch citizens, yet others still find the black-faced character highy offensive. It is time to change the looks of Black Pete once and for all.