Bibi’s Bye Bye Ballad

By Gemma La Guardia In recent months, the president of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has been the subject of a number of ongoing corruption investigations, launched by his own chief of police, Roni Alsheikh. He is embroiled in four separate cases, while his wife, Sara, is being indicted for using public funds for the Netanyahu’s household’s ...

Issue 25: Spring Issue

With the second semester well and truly upon us, it may seem that this first issue of BAISmag is a little late. However, with this semester comes the first language lessons of the first years, the elective stress of the second years, and all-encompassing chaos that the third years will be living through well into ...

Dear no one

Happy Valentines day

By Warsha Autar Dear No one, In almost every fairytale the princess is saved by a true love’s kiss, and in others, the princess’ tears of love save the cursed prince. If there is one thing I have learned from the wonderful students on campus is that everybody has a story. Everybody has their own ...

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 ...

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