By Ricarda Blümcke On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic. At that point, our planet had already warmed by 1.2C since pre-industrial times. What followed this were unprecedented restrictions, encompassing travel constraints, working and studying from home, and business closures worldwide – dramatically reducingContinue Reading

By Danique de Laat While the month of June has shown us the growing support all around for the queer community, there is one recurring downside this Pride Month has yet again brought us: Pinkwashing.   Pinkwashing is the concept of using LGBTQ+ issues to profit financially or to distractContinue Reading

By Nick Psomas In May 2003, philosophers and public intellectuals Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida published an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung regarding mass demonstrations across Europe against the Iraq war. The lack of transparency by European officials in their handling of the war and their compliance to AmericanContinue Reading

By Mara Ciu Oh, Romania! Dracula and vampires and werewolves, right? And gy—No, actually never mind, that’s all I know about your country. Gypsies, you mean? Yes, they come from Romania, right? And this is when I would try to laugh misinformation off because one cannot afford to dwell onContinue Reading

By Carmen Rueda Lindemann Introduction: Background on Industrial Meat Production Eating meat has long been regarded as a cultural staple for numerous countries around the world. For instance, Argentinians take pride in their long-standing barbecuing traditions, while the United States or England regularly enjoy the products of the fast foodContinue Reading

By Arianna Pearlstein Trigger warning: This article contains discussion of cultural and physical violence towards Indigenous peoples, particularly children, which some may find distressing. There is assistance available for those dealing with the ramifications of the residential schools. Emotional and Crisis referral services are available by contacting the 24-hour IndianContinue Reading