By Mara Ciu If you were still in school when the COVID-19 pandemic first turned everyone’s lives around, then you might be very familiar with the concept of “online teaching and learning”. But something extremely obvious underlies that- if you are reading this on a PC/laptop/mobile phone that you have
By Arianna Pearlstein Trigger warning: This article discusses eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, which some may find distressing. However, if you feel you are struggling with an eating disorder, please scroll to the end of this article for several resources. Imagine, there is a loud buzzing noise in your head.
By Federico Arcuri Nowadays, with China trying to strengthen its political and ideological influence abroad, it is increasingly common for mainstream media to mention the rise in Chinese investment and trade in Africa as an example of Chinese soft power. As a matter of fact, China is exploiting a favorable
By Ignacio Otero Honrado It is undeniable that students have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many institutions and organizations have started to investigate how the lack of practical and physical classes may affect the performance and psyche of students worldwide. During uncertain times like these, people start to
By Iris Raith How do you document history pertaining to terrorist activities without offering them a safe haven from possible legal proceedings? This is one of the questions that arose from the unraveling of the Belfast Project in 2011. This academic project was initiated in 2001, a few years after
By Luma Andrade “Your cheerful, beautiful fields have more flowers Our forests have more life” The lyrics of the Brazilian national anthem seem like nothing but a dead fantasy nowadays for the underprivileged communities which are fighting for land in Brazilian territories. The rural population of Carranca and Araçá, municipality
By Guillermo Cardenas In his 2009 speech in Cairo, Barack Obama mentioned Cordoba: “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition”. Obama used al-Andalus as proof of the tradition of tolerance of Islam. In the context of the
By Tom van der Meij Look around you. Look at the phone in your hand or the laptop on your table, the lightbulbs that enlighten your walls and furniture, the machinery in your kitchen. Look outside, at the street lighting, cars, people with headphones, airplanes, billboards. Think of the things