All posts by Niels Drost

Niels Drost (18) is tweedejaars student aan de School voor Journalistiek in Utrecht. Hij heeft een grote interesse voor politiek, technologie en wat er gebeurt in de Verenigde Staten. Hij droomt er dan ook van om als journalist aan de andere kant van de oceaan te gaan werken.

Issue 27: Paradox

In his book The Call of the Wild, Jack London writes, “There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forge unless that one is alive.” As ...

Dear No one,

By Warsha Autar Dear No one, I’m just going to cut straight to the point: I did not like the last piece I wrote. It didn’t feel like a good enough story to end the year with. It just wasn’t the kind of column I wanted to leave you with. Then again, I did not ...

Dear No One - New Years Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

By Warsha Autar Warning: This letter contains spoilers of the first episode of Deep Space Nine and the movie New Years Eve. Dear No one, The loud whooshing noises are deafening and the stars are dazzling. “For the love of Godiva, Don’t push that button!” I shout at my screen. Thankfully Bashir listens to my ...

How the Russian New Year stole Christmas

How the Russian New Year stole Christmas

By Leah Cohill Illustration by Lotte Timmermans If you were to ask a Russian person what they associate New Year’s Eve with, the answer would probably be: family gatherings, fireworks, presents, and a lot of homemade food – everything that a Westerner would usually associate with Christmas. In Russia though, the jolly man with a ...

12 days of wijnhaven

12 Days of Wijnhaven

By Julia Moore On the first day of Christmas, Leiden Uni gave to me Deadline anxiety. On the second day of Christmas, Leiden Uni gave to me Two BASIS borrels and Deadline anxiety. On the third day of Christmas, Leiden Uni gave to me Three new web posts, Two BASIS borrels, and Deadline anxiety. On ...

Christmas around BAIS

Christmas across BAIS

By India Stotesbury & Yara Sewalt. Here at Wijnhaven, we have a very multicultural community. A community that studies together, parties together, moans about gender neutral toilets together, and creates a brilliant Baismag together… But one thing we don’t do together, is celebrate the festive season: on the 25th of December most students return home ...

Volunteer at the Stichting Haags Dierencentrum

A Dog isn’t just for Christmas…

by Andra Ciuperca, Lara Govea, & Verena Zimmer. The winter holidays are approaching! And while the university grounds are alight with holiday cheer (and deadlines fear) perhaps you have been missing snuggling up with your fluffy friend from back home as of late. Or maybe you just have some extra time on your hands and ...

The African Committee

The True African Narrative

By Lis Camelia for the BASIS African Committee Wanuri Kahui is a Kenyan artist and storyteller. She is also the co-founder of AfroBubbleGum, a company that funds and promotes the telling of African stories that have no political agenda. Stories that are not specifically about tragedies and pain, but that promote the use of science ...

Homeless in The Hague

Homelessness in The Hague

By Nicole Kadlec & Marissa Preston Over the past few weeks the Equality Committee has been visiting the homeless of The Hague, interviewing those who were willing to share their story. The project was carried out in the hope of a better understanding of the situation and of the people we see on the streets ...

Frostbreak, Heartbite

By Kinan Aldaioub Illustration by Noor Lorist The woman in winter As if she did not feel the cold And the cold did not feel her … Do you know that feeling? When even the wind is afraid to come out In fear of the nipping cold When even the sun is silent, as if ...

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