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 ...

Loving Vincent - Spotlight

Spotlight: Vincent van Gogh

By Delila Cataldi & Elena Mansour Illustration by Delila Cataldi A new dedicated Art and Culture feature of BAISmag; for this issue Delilah and Elena reflect on the film ‘Loving Vincent’. By the end of his life, he had created approximately 2000 paintings and sketches, of which he had sold but one. Vincent van Gogh was ...

BAISmag issue 23 cover

Issue 24: Diverse December

With the end of the semester comes Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or whatever other holiday you celebrate back home, and this issue hopes to reflect the diverse nature of this time of year. Grab the latest BAISmag at the magazine racks in Wijnhaven or read it online at ISSUU:

Between a Rock and a Hard State: Growing up as a Political Prisoner

By Gemma Ksenia La Guardia Dheisheh Refugee Camp sits cramped and crowded between high fences at the southern end of Bethlehem in Palestine. Established after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948, further waves of Palestinian refugees have arrived there after subsequent wars. Since 1948, it has grown in population, but hardly in size, and now houses ...

Literary Love of your Life

By Lotte Timmermans  With all of us adjusting to the Dutch autumn (which is the same as Dutch summer and winter but with even more wind), nothing beats snuggling under a warm blanket, rain trickling softly on the windows, to open the first page of a new book. Unfortunately, after hours of investing emotionally in ...

Dear No One

By Warsha Autar Dear No one, How was your month? Hopefully it was better than mine – I felt disappointed I couldn’t add anything to an MUN training, my grades weren’t as high as I had hoped, and I texted the person I liked, only to get friendzoned. Hard. Long story short, instead of feeling ...

But have you been there yet? The Hague Cosy Edition

Winter in The Netherlands, if you haven’t already noticed, is cold, wet, and windy. Once daylight savings kick in, it feels like there are only a few hours of light a day, and those hours are never guaranteed to have sun. However, cheer up, as The Hague does have a few cosy and affordable corners ...

Why is it as it is? 

By Kinan Aldaioub (IRO) I was born in Syria but left when I was 6 years old, when my parents and I moved with dreams of living in the West in peace, in privilege and in happiness. So far, it’s been one hell of an experience, but I remain spiritually divided. Only half of me ...

International Superstitions

By Jitze de Vries There are some celebrations that you can never have enough of. Don’t we all wish Christmas lasted all the way into January, or that we had birth-weeks instead of birthdays. In the same way, I haven’t been able to shake the Halloween mood yet, so why relapse on the drug of ...

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