As one of the leading universities in Europe, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) ought to attract students from all ethnicities and nationalities. Why is the university then suffering from a lack of diversity? Stefanos Yowhannes from Norway interviewed Alfie Martis from the Diversity forum. “The UvA lacks social justice and awareness of its colonial past.”
How is it that a low production teen drama project manages to become a viral hit and build a global following? Norwegian TV-show Skam has certainly cultivated people around the world, but does its glorification of youth in Norway present a fake reality for viewers? International editor Stefanos Yowhannes (from Norway) introduces Skam to Amsterdam.
DAMN. is a masterpiece consisting of futuristic beats, aggressive rhymes, and out of this world storytelling. Kung Fu Kenny, as Kendrick Lamar now calls himself, knocked the rest of the music industry out of the park. An analysis by our editor from Norway, Stefanos Yowhannes.
Last week, Western Europe sighed in relief. As the Dutch general elections neared on March 15th, there was a fear that right wing parties would gain significant power in parliament. Fortunately, Geert Wilders and his Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) lost the elections and failed to begin a populist trend across Europe.
We Strive For Greatness Academy gives everyone the opportunity to play pickup games every week. It is located in Bijlmer, an area that contains a history of high crime rate violence. Though it suffers from this label, actions like WSFG Academy are taken in order to change its perception and create an inclusive neighborhood.
There certainly are a lot of cultural differences when you live in a different country. The Sinterklaas holiday in early December can be a bit of a head scratcher for non-Dutch people and might not be easy to understand at first. With all the controversy, one can ask if the tradition is creating more harm than good old holiday feelings.
Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Dutch, it is also a multicultural mix of foreign students, expats and other people from abroad. In this column, our international editors share their perspective with us. Today: Stefanos Yowhannes from Stavanger, Norway.