Environment

We Can’t Have Sh!t: Why Ethical Consumption is Borderline Impossible

Written by: Akif Aliyev “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”  Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2009) The more you learn, the more it seems you don’t know. A phenomenon that is often associated with Aristotle, yet universally applicable. Today, it feels as if though the more conscious thought you give to…

You’ll close your eyes to the pictures, the memories and eventually the facts

Since the existence of image-based journalism and the overall rise in various media formats, we have become oversaturated with images. This in itself does not have to be viewed as a negative development in society. Much good has come from the advent of new media. People learn of different cultures and explore ever-changing forms of entertainment. With globalization working hand in hand…

“OK, boomer” Vol. 2: Climate Change Kills

On my way to Leiden I witnessed a conversation that literally made the hairs in my neck stand up, much akin to a pissed off cat. I was sitting in the train on a Tuesday afternoon, minding my own business as you do in a crowded train, when two people sat down in the seats across from me. At first I ignored…

“OK boomer” Vol. 1: Pride Comes Before the Fall

The other day I went shopping in a garden centre. You know, one of those very large ones that require a map to navigate. Why I  was there is of no importance; the fact of the matter is that I was there, and that I got lost. In my own –very human- hubris, I had decided to not follow the clearly laid…

DestinyTalks Episode 2: Is Fake News Conquering the World?

Welcome to the second episode of DestinyTalks were we explore the realm of Fake News! Join Iman Hasan Slaka, Caressa Betist Thenu and Joseph Palframan in talking about the latest developments of the topic of Fake News. Feel free to drop a comment on what your opinion on the topic is! Sources European Union tackling online disinformation: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/tackling-online-disinformation Politico: Europe’s failure on…

What Color Are Bananas?

I can hear you saying, ‘What a dumb question, yellow of course!’.  One of my classmates asked this question the other day, which didn’t even make sense to me even after knowing the topic of the session. What was this question supposed to teach me? The answer choices were A) Green, B) Yellow, C) Purple, however, there wasn’t even another answer possibility…