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OPINION: Fashion feminism

OPINION: Fashion feminism

“The future is female” and “Girls run the world” are current statements printed on shirts which are striking my eyes while walking through an H&M store. Songs are shouting that girls are fighters and Hollywood embodies the principle of feminism at its best at the moment: Stars and artists are setting a symbol with the #m...
Breakfast with Baguettes, Dinner with Wine and University without literature?

Breakfast with Baguettes, Dinner with Wine and University without literature?

The title might already reveal that I am talking about France, the country of red wine, l’amour and enlightenment. For almost five months I am switching Maastricht’s bikes, its hagelslag, and our beloved (irony off) PBL system with Bordeaux’ Tram coordination, its amazing variation of wine and an education system which couldn&rsqu...

The empty promise of social mobility

‘Social mobility’, ‘equality’ and ‘same chances for everyone’ are concepts which we hear quite often in Western Europe today. Everyone can climb the social latter nowadays. Attending a university does not indicate anymore that your parents are necessarily academics as well, or that your family is wealthy. Thes...

Maastricht, slow it down

Maastricht, slow it down

“We can go out tomorrow?” – “No, sorry, have a deadline the next day, need to work on it.” – “No problem. What about next Monday then?” – “Not possible, my student association meeting is on this day.” – “Alright. But are you joining for the party next Thursday?” &nd...