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Digitization, seniors and corona

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Are you that family person who helps your grand parents or your uncle who doesn’t really know how a computer works? If that’s the case, you often see the difficulties they have when using a computer, smart phone or tablet. There’s a difference between the generations in how they are digitized. And that’s logical…

Work in progress- ep. 1: Master procrastinators

Welcome to the first episode of the (bi-weekly?) student-made podcast: Work in Progress! In which Camiel and I discuss the hardships of contemporary life, while trying to figure out ways to do it better, like any experimental self-help podcast! For this week’s send in, listen us talking about the ways in which we struggle with procrastination, digital media, and the consequences of…

Emotions for Likes: It’s Good for Business

Written by: Akif Aliyev The year of 2020 in many senses has been a year of reflection. Not just for me I believe, but for all of human kind, particularely those privileged enough to come from a background of economic and political stability. It has been a year of symptom accumulation of global problems swept for too long under carpets. Those problems…

Social Media as a powerful modern establishment

Political, military, and economic news has always been a major part of the everyday life of any society. Even my family including grandparents on both sides and my parents always started and still start their mornings not with a cup of coffee but with fresh news, be it in the newspaper or a morning program on TV.  Technological progress, innovations and modern…

Japanese Government Enacted a Law against Cyberbullying: how to put this to an end?

September 21, 2020 The virus takes lives away, and so does the cyberbullying. In the year of 2020, while the face-to-face contact is lessened, the online social interaction has drawn more attentions than usual. On May 23, there was one death report that attracted people’s attention: A 22-year-old Japanese wrestler was died — not because of corona — but as a victim…