Opinion

What can you do about terrorists?

ISIS has become the scariest threat of this year. But our fear occupies far too much of our minds and politics, and both our individual and political reactions only make things worse. What we need is not more bombs, but more understanding. This is not a war. This is an issue of humans being selfish…

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What makes a great leader like Optimus Prime

The new transformers movie is out. And no matter what you think of those movies, Optimus Prime is the leader you want. In this year’s world cup, coach Louis van Gaal was also a leader by breaking tradition with his rule that player’s wives can’t be a part of the tournament. The idea was that you have to look at…

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Fighting Hunger and the Planet’s Crisis with one simple trick…

Last week on Wednesday, I had class from 12:00 to 18:00 and I had left my carefully prepared lunch at home, leaving me to “starve” during class. Eight-year-old Fayo Hadji from Ethiopia experienced a different kind of starvation; so desperately hungry he proclaimed that he would rather die than keep waiting for food.

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The ‘Selfie’ Drama of Our Generation

We are Generation Y, and we are part of a drama that’s all about selfies. But the world needs us. Can we turn away from ourselves and play our part in building a fruitful future?

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Racism is not as ‘black & white’ as you might think…

Racism is not as ‘black & white’ as you might think… Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Piet, it’s a long and dear hold tradition, stirring up all kinds of positive memories. With more and more criticism at hand (and children asking why some Zwarte Pieten have white bellies), people often explain that he’s black because he…

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