Laura Plum

Laura Plum is a FASoS-student and freelancer at Observant.

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 #metoo and #timeisup movements. It is true, it has never been more sexy to fight sexism.

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 Bordea...

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 ...

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 ...