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“The University Council condemns, without reservation, and in the strongest possible terms, the criminal cyber attack on the Observant”
Statement University Council
Duma on the Maas?
"There is no difference between threatening a journalist with clenched fists (or worse) and shutting down a website"
What kind of university do we want to be?
Opinion Jan Smits: "Especially at university you need to hear opinions you disagree with"
Has the University Council forgotten that democracy requires a free press?
"The silence has been deafening lately after miscreants had blocked access to Observant’s online publications by launching a DDoS attack"
Breaking the bonds with Russian researchers extinguishes the sparks of change
More than 7000 of Russian scientists and science journalists are against the war
Why should we as (international) students care about municipality elections?
"Local politicians are largely ignoring our interests"
"There is a total lack of historic and reality sense"
Fred Grunfeld’s opinion about the WOB request of The Rights Forum
Spoken from the heart
Ellen Krijnen about the bilingual UM
Why I am anonymous
December 19 was #gendercriticalcomingoutday on Twitter, and GC people were invited to break anonymity. I refrained.
Anger is often counterproductive for the promotion of an inclusive climate
Expert by experience and student Kyran Kuijpers on ‘women menstruate’
The louder the screams for freedom of speech, the less some people are being heard
Philosopher Maarten Doorman about woke, cancel culture and various voices
‘Evidence based’ policy is in fact ‘value based’
Does a mask reduce corona virus transmission?
An expensive introduction
The fee for a stall at the INKOM market is too high, according to Maastricht grassroots organisations
Cultural war at the UM
At least eighty per cent of the people can live with diversity, but allow themselves to be intimidated by ideological extremists
The Executive Board should hang its head in shame for blindly participating in this
Jan Willems’ opinion about the WOB request of The Rights Forum
Inclusive language in Observant
Feminists of Maastricht: "We advocate an inclusive understanding of gender"
What UM can learn from NASA
Over the Rainbow(-washing)
No one will ever love and support you as much as corporations will during Pride Month
Four hundred million
The gun culture of my youth is not the same as that in America today
"My daughter and her female classmates were asked not to wear skirts, because it might be a provocation to the men in the streets"
There’s a paradox at the heart of Dutch language policy
Maastricht University’s language policy was devised by common sense.
In my solitude, instead of diving into crashing waves, I dived into novels.
"We are simply more inclined to like and to care about the things and people that resemble us"
Why we need to fail
"Sitting in front of me, head bowed and staring at the floor, I calm her down"
How to survive Exam Week
It is the perfect time to start searching for top paying jobs for college dropouts
All my colleagues work overtime to meet the demands placed on us
Living with my hand brain
"Now, I am in a full-blown nightmare"
An able environment
In my effort to do better, I generally not only lost the participant that is deaf but some other ones as well
Letter from the editor
Observant finally has a student columnist again
But first, summer. I hope you’ll have a wonderful time
No referral bonus
Even though the job market for journalists has been poor for years, moving to South Limburg has turned out to be a deal-breaker for many
A last farewell
The floating coffin that had made me laugh out loud four years earlier now seemed like a macabre foreshadowing.
Always that deadline
Now, this has little to do with inspiration. It has more to do with perfectionism
A worried email
With some trepidation, I asked if I could review the text for factual inaccuracies
The benefit of the doubt
It wasn’t a moment of “functional anger”; no, I genuinely lost my temper
How a discussion went off the rails
The DDoS attack that hit our website around 12 January had only one goal: to silence Observant
All other news pales in comparison to the war
One Ukranian student understandably let us know a week later that he wasn’t up for an interview
And then our website went down
Who was behind the attack? We have no idea
See you next year
I signed out of my email, put my phone on silent
“Feel the fear, and go for it anyway!”
They prefer to remain anonymous. They’re afraid of being called racist, sexist, transphobic and whatnot
Change the article, or else…
We clearly disagree, which is fine. But using aggressive language and threats to make your point is unacceptable
My boss called me to make sure I was fine
Messages started coming in: there was a shooting in the center of Tel Aviv
It feels years and years ago that I was celebrating Carnival in Maastricht
From Tel Aviv from Konrad von Klitzing