How to survive Christmas away from home?

Spending Christmas, or any big family holiday or birthday, away from home is always hard. You miss your family and friends, the traditions, your crazy Uncle Earl’s antics and the ridiculous stories he tells each year. And while birthdays can be remedied by a Skype call home to your best friend and family, and other…

Born to be special: Aya Shalkar living her dream

“Light shining down and the music surrounds her as she poses for the camera languidly letting realize sight down. Around a lot of light and admiring glances.” At age 20, Aya Shalkar knows five languages, lives alone in a foreign country, is interested in the modeling industry, has released a clothing collection of own clothing…

A white Christmas

  ‘It connects people, everyone is together and happy. It maybe sounds corny, but it is really the most wonderful time of the year’ – Emma. It is already the end of November, the party season will arrive very soon. Not only Christmas makes the winter nice, but snow in the Netherlands makes it even…

Groningen is ready for the US elections night

On the 8th of November, the Groninger Forum opens its doors to the public for the United States of America presidential election. The election will be shown live in the Forum and the events also offers different USA theme activities for its guests. The Event is already sold out. This event is set up from…

The 90’s Choker is back

If years could be categorized in terms of fashion trends, 2016 is most definitely the year of the choker. Is there any piece of jewelry that has caused a bigger sensation this season than the choker?  It seems like everywhere you look on Instagram, style stars are wearing chokers — everywhere and every time. It does not…

How to overcome procrastination

If you’ve found yourself putting off important tasks over and over again, you’re not alone. In fact, many people procrastinate to some degree, which is even predominate among students. An American study estimates that over 70% of students “exhibit this behavior”. Sometimes it results in negative effects ranging from career to life. The first block…

The Frontline on the Front Page

Jeroen Oerlemans’ Life and Death as a Conflict Photographer Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans took his last photograph earlier on this month, when he was shot and killed by a bullet from an ISIS sniper. The 46 year old father of three met his fate in Sirte, Libya, a city recently liberated from the terrorist organisation….

Viral Food

Why do Tasty and one-minute video recipes have success on the Internet? Everyone who has already heard about Tasty won’t be surprised to read that when I started writing this article, the Facebook page was followed by 72.099.545 people. Other people may think: Tasty? What’s that? Tasty is an internet channel created by BuzzFeed, an…

BODY FOUND AT GRONINGEN’S CANALS

Police found a death body in a canal where a student disappeared on Thursday. Police and firefighters searched the waters of Spilsluizen in Groningen with boats, and with a divers team for missing Groningen student Wytze Pennink on Sunday. The 18-year-old boy from Bussum was reported missing after he failed to return home on Friday…

How to overcome prejudice

Different countries have different attitudes towards things, which can lead to arguments between people of different nationalities. Rather than remaining objective, people often try to defend their own cultural values, even by force. As a new international generation, we can solve these issues with more sensitivity and civility. Keep an open mind. Firstly, we should…

Popronde: music, nightlife and culture

This Thursday 6th of October, Groningen held Popronde music festival. From half past eight to half past twelve, the festival showcased free concerts in different city spots. This festival had the performances of 32 groups from really diverse styles, including rock, alternative, indie and garage. According to the organisation, they respond to scenery of declining…

A nice way to fight against ALS

Patricia Palermo, a girl whose father died because of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), tells her hard heartfelt story. Furthermore, how she tried to face it before studying nursing and helping people in the same situation in The Netherlands. Everyone knows the videos: the famous ice bucket challenge, in which people from Obama to Bill Gates…