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Food Wasting!

These days, there is such an excessive range and amount of products that it is nearly impossible for all of the products to be sold in time, as they have…

Video: Internationals at Codarts

Rotterdam is well-known for its multicultural population. Rotterdammers are coming from everywhere; Germany, Italy, and even China. In this video we will focus on international students at Codarts, the music…

The Cocktail Revolution: NOAH

The Cocktail Revolution: NOAH

The cocktail revolution has taken place, introducing us to countless new bars, restaurants and other establishments that have embraced the cocktail culture. A great example of a bar which has taken…

Pizza goes healthy

Healthy eating doesn’t always get along with student life, due to junk food being highly accessible, having great taste and being easy to make. This documentary tries to find ways…

The International Party Scene of Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam is home to a variety of clubs that host parties aimed towards international students. We went out to discover what makes these parties so attractive for…

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Someone once said, “The best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach”. Although the Netherlands has never been a popular food destination, olliebollen will surely change your mind. Indeed,…

Crossroads Decriminalization Feature

Today the Crossroads team is visiting Rotterdam, a vibrant port city in The Netherlands, famous for its relaxed drug policy. Yet it might surprise some that actually Portugal is the…

Kruiskade: Where Culture meets Cuisine

As Rotterdam is home to a diversity of ethnicities, we decided to go on a gastronomical adventure to explore what multicultural cuisines the city has to offer. We visited Kruiskade,…

Kopjes Catcafe in Amsterdam

We are sure you have been to many ordinary cafe’s in your lifetime, however we bet that you never were in a single one, where you can play and pet…

Ted Tries Things: The perfect Tinder profile

Ted Tries Things: The perfect Tinder profile

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love”, as Albert Einstein once said. But what is then? In the digital era, a new possible “suspect” has come into play:…

Travel Magazine #Tripping

Magazine by Jaerim Hong (408931), Sharon Schilder (414030), Anouk van Dongen (407465) and Inge Wessels (407463) Our travel magazine called “#Tripping” IngeWesselsMore Posts…

The end of the studiefinanciering era

The last monday of the month was every Dutch student’s favorite day because it was studiefinanciering day. However, the Dutch government stopped this, which resulted in students being affected in a…

Rotterdam as a Travel Destination

Rotterdam as a Travel Destination

In this video feature, four Erasmus students research how Rotterdam is appreciated as a travel destination. As recently, Rotterdam was ranked number 5 on Lonely Planet’s best travel list, it…

Songs for Cozy Winter Nights

  After a whole day of work or study, sit yourself in your most comfortable chair and grab a cup of hot chocolate, and let these great songs from Taiwanese…

RIF010: Urban Surfing in Rotterdam

RIF010: Urban Surfing in Rotterdam

In this radio feature, I talk about RIF010, an artificial wavepool that will be build in Rotterdam this year. I explain what the project is and I cover both the…

Let’s Get Cooking

Let’s Get Cooking

Let’s Get Cooking! In this radio feature, a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe will be explained accompanied with some nice music. Tips will be given to make the best cookies according…

Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility? My Linh LeMore Posts…

National Geographic Travel Radio: Uganda

National Geographic Travel Radio: Uganda

National Geographic Travel Radio   In this weeks National Geographic Travel Radio our host Jan Thurm will be talking to Daniel Roelands, a third-year International Business Administration student from Rotterdam,…

Lack of money? You can still travel!

This radio show will introduce you to a new travel hotspot in Europe – Lithuania – and estimate how much money you would spend for a trip there. Recently, the…

Free Your Mind FM on illegal drugs

Free Your Mind FM is a radio station for open-minded people that like to think outside the box. During this short daily talk our hostess talks about controversial topics in…

Who Run The World? Girls and boys.

Nowadays feminism is a pretty misunderstood topic. While some might consider it man-hating or a movement exclusively for and by women, it is important for people to acknowledge that what…

Students Go Organic

Students Go Organic

Organic food is becoming more and more popular among students. Although student life is often considered the most unhealthy period in a person’s life, there is an increasing awareness of…

Grime Radio Special

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Christmas in Paris in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks

This radio feature is about the Christmas atmosphere in Paris in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 13/11/2015. Through interviews of both tourists and locals, as well as detailed…

The Futile Craze of the January Sales

The January sales drive people crazy and shoppers often find themselves buying stuff they don’t end up using. People react to the red price tags and the low prices instead…

Should you take a gap year? Yes!

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Cheating: Having an emotional affair

Cheating: Having an emotional affair

  Cheating appears in many different forms. Aside from the traditional version, where actual physical contact is a must, emotional infidelity is a common principle these days. But what exactly…

Hopelessly in Love

Lynnsie and Ailsa, the love gurus, answer your romance questions over a glass of wine. Consulting with other leading experts, they strive to keep the love in the air. Sit…

Text the F*** back!

In this special episode of Radio Awesome, we explore the wasteland of Online-Dating and attempt to tackle the biggest issue there is out there. People who don’t text back! by…

The impact of smartphones on stress

The impact of smartphones on stress

We are living in a time that is characterised by the significantly extensive use of mobile communication technologies. People are permanently in contact with their social environment, at the workplace…

Radio Podcast: Home

   The definition of ‘’home’’ is hard to grasp, even more so for an IBCoM student. It is one of the hardest and most common questions asked; yet we still…

Radio Feature: False Hope Syndrome

Radio Feature: False Hope Syndrome

As the new year has just begun Soul4Music has decided to make a special segment. In this special segment the issue of New Year’s resolutions is addressed. To be more…

Radio Feature – Making your New Year’s resolution stick

With the advent of the New Year people get triggered by the motivational spike of transforming their bodies in an outstanding fashion through consistent training and dieting. However that enthusiasm…

Diversity in Fashion

Fashion 24 is a radio station dedicated to fashion insiders who want to stay up-to-date about the latest news, trends, and insights from the fashion world. This week on our…

Radio feature: winning the lottery

Have you ever won the lottery? Chances are high that the answer to this question is no. Namely, it is proven that you are four times more likely to be…

Radio 3FM’s Psychology Segment: I. Wessels on “Enjoying solitude”

In today’s world where everything and everyone is constantly connected it seems as if we have lost the capability to be happy on one’s own. Why do we feel as…

Radio Feature – YourHealth: Running

A new week means a new episode of YourHealth! This week I will cover running: are there any risks that come with running? I will talk to some professionals in…

ClubLife Radio Episode 6 – Prevent Hearing Damage

ClubLife Radio Episode 6 – Prevent Hearing Damage

Radio Feature by Brigit van der Goes Hearing loss because of loud sounds in the music and entertainment industries is becoming a serious problem. People should protect themselves to prevent…

Traffic chaos in Vietnam

  The radio feature discusses the dangerous and chaotic traffic in Vietnam. Everyday, throughout the country, approximately 26 people die of road accidents. The horrible traffic also involves serious traffic…

RadioLive

RadioLive

Radio Feature – RadioLive by Loredana Feeling a little envious after seeing yet another happy couple photo on Instagram? Or seeing your best friend’s Facebook post about her epic vacation…

Voyageur

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Young In Rotterdam

Young In Rotterdam Magazine We decided to create the magazine for young students in Rotterdam, as we felt there was a lack of resources for internationals to get to know…

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

  New years resolutions are promises people make to themselves in order to make a change in their life. However, new years resolutions never really work out. In this feature…

Vitamin Sea Magazine

Vitamin Sea Magazine

Vitamin Sea Ever felt like winter is just too boring and you need a break? Plan a getaway! This magazine offers you some great places to find rest and to…

STUDFOOD

STUDFOOD

STUDFOOD MAGAZINE  A magazine including everything and anything you need to know about food right now! Made by: Kristóf Gellért Veres Nympha Richardson Beau Beckers Brigit van der Goes Brigit_vanderGoesEnthusiastic communication…

Happy Healthy: Magazine Assignment

Happy Healthy: Magazine Assignment

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Meet Us At The Crossroads

  Welcome to the world of Crossroads Magazine. Before you start reading our stories, let us introduce ourselves. We are a team of five young journalism students producing a lifestyle…

Rotterdam After Dark: The Clubbing Culture of Rotterdam

Rotterdam After Dark: The Clubbing Culture of Rotterdam

Clubbing has emerged as one of the most popular pastimes of students in Europe. In this edition of “Rotterdam After Dark,” I delve into the world of clubbing in Rotterdam.…

STUFIT – Magazine

STUFIT – Magazine

STUFIT – Magazine A magazine with all sort of issues considering your health.  Made by:  Anya Maurus Anne Kik Sophie Poulsen Femke Bijl femke95More Posts…

Traveltastic Magazine

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Occupied magazine

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The World of Food

Magazine by Roman Weber, Nicholas Pointon, Kh Tung and Sophie Defaix   Assignment 3 – magazine design sophie_defaixMore Posts…

There are plenty of fish in the sea

There are plenty of fish in the sea

‘There are plenty of fish in the sea’, a saying you have probably heard lots of times in your life. But how true is this? We think of fish as…

Restaurant Spirit now with a vegan menu

Spirit is one of the most emblematic green restaurants in Rotterdam. It is know for its delicious vegetarian food prepared with only biological products and amazing sweet treats. However, recently…

Radio Feature Vivianne Vlaar 412997

Holidays are tricky when you are on a diet. This feature provides listeners with tips and tricks for surviving the holiday temptations. December is very often a month where all…

Rotterdam: Heaven on Earth for Skateboarders

Skateboarding is a popular hobby among the youth, and you can probably find skateboarders everywhere across the country. However, when talking to fanatic skateboarders, it soon appears that not every…

Warning: being a fit girl can be dangerous!

Warning: being a fit girl can be dangerous!

Social media highly influences the way we look at ourselves. Recently, there is a trend amongst women to gain the status of a ‘fit girl’.  This trend can have dangerous…

‘Oliebollen’ Tradition – Unveiling the Mystery

‘Oliebollen’ Tradition – Unveiling the Mystery

It’s 3pm on Friday and there are already long queues waiting patiently in the wind under the cold rain attracted by the magic smell of freshly fried ‘Oliebollen’- Dutch doughnuts.…

THE CURSE OF THE BLUE TICKS: HOW WHATSAPP IS RUINING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

THE CURSE OF THE BLUE TICKS: HOW WHATSAPP IS RUINING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

A few weeks ago, my best friend (who preferred to remain anonymous) came over to my apartment to enjoy a supposedly wonderful night full of watching movies and drinking wine.…

The Christmas guide to relaxation

‘T is the season. It is the first day of December! The month of joyfulness, coziness, love, treats, hopefully a bit of snow, and… Christmas! The holiday that I personally…

Milano: Pizza of my heart

Milano: Pizza of my heart

Milano. A city radiating with energy, fashion, culture, design, and beauty at every corner. Most travellers would mistake Milan for a city from any country other than Italy, with high-rise…

Thuisbezorgd: making our lives easier since 2000

Thuisbezorgd: making our lives easier since 2000

It is Friday evening. It is finally weekend and you can enjoy some free time! There is no school tomorrow, although you do have to go to your part time…

Top 6 drugstore products: Beauty: My favourite budget make-up products

Top 6 drugstore products: Beauty: My favourite budget make-up products

 By: Freya Swales   Everybody loves a good deal, especially when the products are actually of good quality. This especially applies to make-up. Some women are fortunate enough that they…

“And she died happily ever after”

One week ago a Dutch girl named Dascha Graafsma jumped, after disappearing after a night out in Hilversum, in front of the train. Was she pushed, was she forced to…

The (chea) p/b est trip in your life

The (chea) p/b est trip in your life

The Netherlands is located in probably the best part of Europe, where every other European country can be reached within a maximum of 3.5 hours by plane. Moreover, Dutch people…

Roffa, mon amour

ROFFA, MON AMOUR In October the influential digital travel specialist Lonely Planet published its yearly ‘top 10 cities in the world’. On the list one can find cities as George…

Experience Real Hawaii at Oahu Beaches

Aloha, Paradise, and Pacific Ocean are only a few words that remind me of Oahu. In case that a question pops up in your mind, Aloha is a word that…

Another “Fucked Up” Gay Falsehood

By Ted Hoogkamer   “Yo man”; “Hey there”; “U a top?”; “Yeah u up for it?”; “Omw”. This astonishingly elaborate chat is a case that is likely to come to…

I <3 NY

I <3 NY

I  <3 NY How to become a New Yorker New York City: the place of movies scenes, the city that never sleeps and, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys put it,…

Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box

By Hannah Paardekooper When you ask people to describe their ideal house, many would paint a picture of a large home with a mini bar, an en-suite master bedroom, and…

Let’s Go Farm To The Future!

Let’s Go Farm To The Future!

Apples from Chili, tomatoes from Spain, or herbs from Thailand, all very delicious but not exactly fresh. We all know the feeling; you’re in the supermarket and want to buy…

Beards: The Mask of Masculinity

Beards: The Mask of Masculinity

In recent times, it has become more than noticeable that facial hair has crept its way ‘back into fashion.’ This is not to say that having facial hair was ever…

Living in no man’s land: Floortje Dessing’s journey to the end of the world

Living in no man’s land: Floortje Dessing’s journey to the end of the world

Have you ever thought of living at the end of the world? Floortje Dessing, presenter of TV show Floortje Naar Het Einde Van De Wereld (Floortje To The End Of…

Dirty Dozen Toxics in our Bathroom

Dirty Dozen Toxics in our Bathroom

Dirty Dozen Toxics in our Bathroom       by Anna Domalewska (439573) On an usual morning or afternoon we spent time in our bathroom and use a daily dose…

How to survive a long distance relationship

How to survive a long distance relationship memegenerator.net When I told the people around me that my boyfriend was going to be away for six months, a lot of people…

“5 ways to keep you shining when the sun is not”

“5 ways to keep you shining when the sun is not” Oh how I love this gloomy period, when wind blows your thoughts away, rain is keeping you fresh and…

Nemo No More?

Nemo No More?

Maarten Voorst, an amateur fisherman as he likes to call himself, has not come back home with a full fishing net in years. Fishing is a monthly family activity for…

Things to do in the Dutch Winter Wonder Land

Many people make trips abroad during the holidays to get into the real ‘Christmas spirit’. All too often, people choose to go to the German Christmas markets or to big…

5 things I will tell you about shopping at IKEA

It’s December; the time of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and also the time of me finally moving out. I can’t wait to finally live on my own, and to…

How to Stay Warm Yet in Style This Winter

With a drop in the temperature in this time of the year, most women in the Netherlands are often too passive with what they are wearing on a daily basis.…

#FITSPO and health trends: An unhealthy obsession?

If you’re like me, you start your day repeatedly scrolling through countable news feeds…Facebook then Instagram then Snapchat then Twitter, and then back to Facebook (and you know the drill)…

How to Stop Comparing Ourselves to Others

8th December 2015 by Svetlana Bikulich   “Comparison is the thief of joy”. This undeniable expression of Theodore Roosevelt, the ex-president of United States of America, has always been really…

Why I don’t tell people I’m a Christian

Through the years I’ve learned it’s better to brush over that part of my identity, until people get to know me better.   I am part of the Netherlands Reformed Congregations: a…

Get Out of Your Bubble

Get Out of Your Bubble

Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Either if you are considering going abroad for one semester or taking a full course abroad you might have lots of doubts whether…

Teaching the homeless to self-respect

About the concept and idea behind Rotterdam’s ‘Straatnieuws’ When shopping at my local Albert Heijn I always spot an older man who stands right in front of the door trying…

BOYS AND FEMINISM: A WORLD OF MISCONCEPTIONS OR THE BEGINNING OF A UNION?

“Feminism:  the theory of the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” A definition established by Merriam Webster, but sadly not one that has been acknowledged by many. Nowadays,…

An Explanation of Four Letters

An Explanation of Four Letters Love Love is not just a four letter word. It’s not a thing nor a place and is impossible to comprehend as just a simple…

The era of disloyalty: “My trust in men has thus far not returned”

The era of disloyalty: “My trust in men has thus far not returned”

The era of disloyalty: “My trust in men has thus far not returned” It’s seven in the morning, and your boyfriend of four years has just jumped out of bed…

Control your own dreams

Control your own dreams

‘’It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through!’’ – Elsa (Disney’s Frozen) Imagine a world where you can do everything. Every single action…

Superfoods, life changing or just a myth?

Superfoods, life changing or just a myth?

I know the feeling all too well, waking up way too early on a Monday morning, stretching my arms, yawning shamelessly as I put on my dressing gown and make…

Hard drugs: should it be illegal?

Hard drugs: should it be illegal? Molly, acid, X, speed, ket, 4f. These are all slang words for different kinds of hard drugs. Some might be familiar to you as…

Waking Up On the Wrong Side of the Road

Waking Up On the Wrong Side of the Road

Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Road Written by Romana M. Moussa   We all have those days when nothing goes as planned, everything is just simply pissing…

What To Expect When Your Wife is Expecting

What To Except When Your Wife is Expecting By Mia Atkins       Here Comes the Bride’s Baby When you find your soul mate, often times you and your…

Picture Perfect?

Picture Perfect?

Feeling a little envious after seeing yet another happy couple photo on Instagram? Or seeing your best friend’s Facebook post about her epic vacation in Brazil this summer? We have…

Old and unusable workwear meets creativity

Old and unusable workwear meets creativity

Fashion is everywhere we go. Clothes, accessories, shoes, computers, apps everything follows some sort of fashion trends. Fashion weeks usually are the ones that introduce what is going to be…

Finding Humanity

Finding Humanity

  What exactly makes us humans? A question Yann Arthus-Bertrand asked himself when he encountered this farmer in Mali after his helicopter broke down. He had spent the entire day…

Big Brides are Beautiful

Any of you out there that loves watching ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ on TLC, might have the opinion that buying a wedding dress is walking into a bridal shop…

How To Handle Every Relationship With Ease And Avoid Miscommunication With Your Man

“Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.” – John Gray Working with many couples and confronting the miscommunication issues…

The Single Truth To Find True Love

The Single Truth To Find True Love

It appears to be the greatest struggle of the 21st century. After merely a single glance at any television program, newspaper spread or Facebook page one can find herself drooling…

Erasmus Paviljoen – More than a simple place for a quick lunch

Erasmus Paviljoen – More than a simple place for a quick lunch

http://www.whatwomenwantrotterdam.nl The Erasmus University is known for its vibrant and sociable campus life with its wide range of places offering different kinds of food, from coffee and cake over kebabs…

Why is the weekly Chips party at BAR a place to be in Rotterdam on a Thursday night?

Why is the weekly Chips party at BAR a place to be in Rotterdam on a Thursday night?

Why is the weekly Chips party at BAR a place to be in Rotterdam on a Thursday night? In the latest ranking of Lonely Planet, Rotterdam was ranked on the…

Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Bikini Body Guide Journey

Kayla Itsines is an international health guru, who has transformed the lives of many women, including mine. Starting off as a personal trainer, she quickly gained recognition and success with…

Doing Exchange in Prague: A Great Value Option

Doing Exchange in Prague: A Great Value Option

In this new series we want to help IBCoM students decide on what destinations to pick for their exchange wish lists. We have reached out to our international students who…

How winning the lottery became Thomas Papworth’s worst nightmare

On 15 September 1995, Thomas Papworth’s life was about to change forever. After leaving everyone behind in the UK, he was determined to find happiness in the sunny south of…

The Crazy Cat Lady We All Know We Are

We all know the sad, stereotypical image of that old lady sitting, alone in her way too detailed pink apartment with shiny, flowery tea sets and, of course, lots of…

The Battle To Eradicate Senioritis

The Battle To Eradicate Senioritis

Senioritis. Yup, it‘s a real thing, and I know most of you seniors are really experiencing it right now. Counting the days, figuring out the hours, calculating the minutes until…

Travel, Independence and Romance: a Triangle Love Affair

Women of this popular culture dream of travelling, discovering new lands, running the world; but we still dream of love. A passionate, unrestricted and addictive type of romance with a…

Yoga: How is the Western world affecting this Indian-based practice?

“Health is a relationship between you and your body”. As I am waiting for Johnny-the-leader-yoga- instructor to show up along with a few of his pupils and grant my wish…

Why you should take a gap year and go backpacking after high school

Why you should take a gap year and go backpacking after high school

By Elise Sterk //08-12-2015 As Camille O’Reilly, research fellow at Roehampton University in London, states “backpacking was once a marginal and unusual activity undertaken by hippies and adventurous drop-outs, it…

Sugar and its uninformed haters

As I write this, I am listening to two adolescents talking about their new found obsession with coconut flakes as substitute for sugar in cakes. Raised in a healthy environment,…

A Skinny Fox Detox Journey: Worth It?

Skinny Fox Detox is a leading brand of cleansing tea detoxes which promotes weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. The brand has been a hit or miss with girls in…

A Night On the Town: Exploring the Clubbing Culture of Rotterdam

A Night On the Town: Exploring the Clubbing Culture of Rotterdam

Bed. Blender. Annabel. Toffler. Many students living in Rotterdam will recognize these names, especially those who are avid partygoers. As someone who isn’t very interested in clubbing, I aim to…

Rotterdamers go Vegan

Rotterdamers go Vegan

“Becoming a vegan is a choice, it simply means deciding to lead a happy and healthy life”, says Svetoslava with a beaming smile on her face. She is vegan for…

Booktube: Why you should follow Youtube’s most friendly bookish community

The next time you’re thinking about checking your Facebook for the fifth time today, why not pick up a book instead? You might not believe it, but books are still very popular,…

A new western student’s perspective on life: my personal experience through “Visionary music festivals”

In 2015, near Christmas, the world is suffering as well as humans: economy is recessing, world conflicts and tensions are getting bigger and bigger, the U.N. climate summit is being…

Solitude: Unpopular, but enlightening

A couple of years ago when no one had time to go with me I decided to go shopping by myself, an up to then dreaded idea. What if everyone…

Cocktail bar “Noah”: Rotterdam’s secret oasis of cocktails

Cocktail bar “Noah”: Rotterdam’s secret oasis of cocktails

Feature by Zygimantas Valiulis (410889) “Noah” is a fairly new bar, it opened only seven months ago. However, it has already made its impression on Rotterdam’s party and cocktail enthusiasts.…

Miles Weaken The Bond? NO WAY!

The day before I left Hong Kong for the Netherlands, she looked into my eyes and said: “I feel happy for your new journey, but…” She frowned and hesitated. A…

The return of the LP

The vinyl record, commonly referred to as LP (long-play), was introduced in 1948 and quickly became the standard of the entire record industry. Repeatedly challenged through the years by tapes,…

Burger Wars Rotterdam

Burger Wars Rotterdam

Rotterdam is becoming the food capital of the Netherlands, and the gourmet burger has become one of its signature dishes. Sem takes a look into the world of burger crafting,…

No, I don’t Smoke.

No, I don’t Smoke.

Even though both soft drugs and alcohol are legal in the Netherlands, there seems to be a socially acceptable difference between them both. Alcohol is greatly integrated into student lives,…

The sustainable future of Erasmus

Sustainability is one of the central topics in modern society. Erasmus University Rotterdam is partaking in this cause with the opening of the Erasmus Sustainability Hub. However, the Sustainability Hub…

Growing Interest in Biological Food

Growing Interest in Biological Food

Nowadays, people live in such a fast paced world that they rarely have time to think about what they eat. However a growing interest in biological food has been noticed…

The Rise of Organic Food: Explanations, Causes and Motives

According to researches and statistics, there is a rise in the consumption of organic products. Almost 75% of the Dutch households buy organic products and most of them indicate to…

Vintage – Old is the New New

Recently, a new trend has emerged throughout the Netherlands: vintage clothing. The utmost place where this trend is visible is at the IJhallen in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ largest flea market.…

Businesses Exploiting Holiday Seasons

This podcast is a specialist radio feature focusing on Culture and Society. Particularly, I will claim in this feature that as we are living in the sphere of consumerism, our…

Part time jobs-a great way for university students to get some extra cash

Rotterdam is the second biggest city in the Netherlands and sometimes it can be quite expensive. That is why a huge percentage of all university students in the city seek…

Students don’t have time for sports

Students don’t have time for sports

Because of their busy schedule and many responsibilities, students rarely have time to do sports. I myself am a university student and have also noticed this issue, that’s why I…

TV series as a big distraction

TV series as a big distraction

The time of just turning on the TV is over. Nowadays people download and stream series that they like. Especially people in the category 18 to 29 (Statista, 2015) watch…

Debunking the Crazy in Crazy Cat Lady

This is a radio feature focusing on changing cat people and their “crazy” reputation by focusing on the “crazy” things other kinds of pet owners, namely dog people, do. It…

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat – interview with a chef.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat – interview with a chef.

Interview of Krystian Ruszniak a young junior sous-chef (third person in command in the kitchen) revels the problem that many people in this industry have to face. Long hours and…

The Other Side – Slut Shaming

“The Other Side” is a radio program that focuses on social injustice. Each installment of the show looks at a topic that is relevant either to the society of Ibcom…

A Student’s Best Friend

A Student’s Best Friend

    Many college students drink coffee regularly, or rather survive off of it. Caffeine is the most acknowledged benefit to drinking coffee, as it clearly contributes to staying awake…

Backpacking: broaden your horizon.. and your resume?

Backpacking: broaden your horizon.. and your resume?

Backpacking is becoming a tremendous hype and it can be seen that more and more youngsters are travelling abroad. The activity to go overseas is essential in ones learning capability…

The Best List of 2014: 10 songs

Do you recognize that feeling? Looking back to last year and really not knowing what the best songs were? No? …  Huh… Well if you ever do, than you should…

Cooking at home: Honing traditional Dutch cake mix with Irene Bettet

Cooking at home: Honing traditional Dutch cake mix with Irene Bettet

Click here to listen Hatta FM in association with Honing presents to you the Cooking at Home podcast with our special guest Irene Bettet. Bettet is a regular on this…

The Psychedelic World of LSD

The Psychedelic World of LSD

The Psychedelic World of LSD is a radio feature which questions the strict regulations of international drug policies. By focusing on LSD as one of the drugs with illegal status…

Resto-maniacs review: Primo Piano

In a new episode of Resto-maniacs we review Italian restaurant Primo Piano in Brielle. On the phone we spoke with owner Antonino Ballarino and we tell you about our experience.…

Vinyl is Back

Vinyl is back; the statistics don’t lie about it. In the United States alone, the annual sales went up from 1 to 6 million in only 6 years. But what…

Vegan/Vegetarian Challenge Accepted

This week in Radio Sti, we are all about the alternative eating patterns. I talk to Louise Mazet, who is currently challenging herself to eat vegetarian for a month, after…

How to make your long distance friendship work

Today I want to talk about something very special; something no one should and could live without. You get your first when you are only a couple years old, and…

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

Santa, Rudolph, white Christmas, presents, presents, presents and more perfect presents… That’s the image of Christmas I got when looking at all the advertisements or simply walking through the city…

International Jobs in Rotterdam

  Being a non-dutch speaking international student in Rotterdam makes it difficult to find a part-time job. Having no experience, and not being able to speak the language of the…

NS: Student Transport Hell?

NS: Student Transport Hell?

Throughout the country, the Dutch railway system (NS) is known for its delays and badly operating services. Although this naturally causes problems for anyone frequently travelling by train, there is…

Fit or Quit

The main idea of the radio feature is to satirically analyze the highly superficial fitness trend that currently drives more and more people into gyms and pushes them to buy…

Radio Faeature: Rotterdam is worth visiting!

According to the New York Times, Rotterdam belongs to the top 52 places to go in 2014. Next to world cities like Cape Town and Los Angeles, and magical places…

Markthal Rotterdam: Does it Live up to the Hype?

Rotterdam boasts world famous architecture and the latest addition to ‘Manhattan on the Maas’ is no exception. The Markthal, opened in October 2014, is expected to draw upwards of seven…

Demystifying Astrology

      Are Pisces generally more emotional and sensitive, whereas Gemini are supposed to be very social?! Motivated by the beginning of a New Year each of us secretly…

Mondays with Mar: Fitness and getting in shape

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Coffee is more than just a drink

Coffee is the second most widely consumed beverage after water. However, the popularity of coffee runs much deeper than only its taste. People go out to get coffee at coffeehouses…

Lousy Landlords – Student Stories by Melissa de Jonge

Tonight’s Student Stories will explore the subject of student houses, and most importantly, the bad state most student houses are in. Following on the recent event in Ede, where the floor…

Why new year resolutions fail and how to improve for 2016!

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Consequences of delayed trains in the Netherlands

As a result of the – almost always- delayed or cancelled trains in the Netherlands, people are not only frustrated anymore, but they have adopted their travelling schemes and routes…

Technology and the Elderly

Technology is constantly developing every year, but this can have negative impacts on society, as not everyone knows how to use it. Elderly people have never grown up with this…

New Year’s resolutions and their expenses

New Year’s resolutions and their expenses

New year’s resolutions may be very interesting and fun to make, but don’t we make them too big, too radical, or too impulsive? In this feature, I explore what resolutions…

Dutch Language Lesson: Basic Introduction

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to start learning the Dutch language? That’s great, here I have the perfect opportunity for you to put that resolution into practice! In…

Charming Trdelník and Prague

Christmas in Prague is extremely charming because of its atmosphere. Yet, thanks to a sweet traditional Bohemian dish called Trdelník the Christmas time in Prague becomes very special. Together we…

Music as Medicine

Music as Medicine

Music can help people, it is to many an unknown medicine. Music therapy is a methodical form of assistance with musical means. Music therapy is used in all kinds of different sectors such…

Drugs are not the devil

Drugs are not the devil

Going through the headlines of Dutch newspapers over the past few weeks, one point becomes clear: ecstasy is bad, taking it is irresponsible, and drugs have to be banned from…

The backstage of Immigration – untold story by media.

The backstage of Immigration – untold story by media.

United Kingdom is a country with one of the highest net migration (difference between numbers of immigrants and emigrants) in the Europe. Over decades the economy and living standards of…

Proton therapy: the little known scientific breakthrough that might save your life

Proton therapy: the little known scientific breakthrough that might save your life

Particle accelerators and antimatter sound like something either out of a science fiction movie or limited to a handful of upper echelon scientists. Most people would not consider it being…

White leggings: What’s wrong with it?

White leggings: What’s wrong with it? Fashion and traveling has always been my passion. I know it may sound generic, but I just love seeing different recurring trends around the…

The key to gender equality

The key to gender equality

Most men still don’t regard themselves as feminists, while if you would ask them if they are pro gender equality they will wholeheartedly answer ‘’yes’’. Why is it that men…

The Silver Lining of Stress

Its 11p.m. and you are still sitting in the library, feverishly trying to finish the assignment that’s due at midnight. Instead of focusing on the work in front of you,…

With these words, I’m getting you a world map.

With these words, I’m getting you a world map.

In early August of 2013, I moved from my hometown of 18 years, Stamford, Connecticut, to study at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. When I first got started at Erasmus,…

All Is Fake: Inside The Wrestling Community

All Is Fake: Inside The Wrestling Community

Back in the year 2003(ish), I got a video game from my parents, for the Playstation 2. It was a WWE game, WWE being World Wrestling Entertainment – the largest…

Sexy & unpractical – Electric Cars & the future

What James Bond is to movies, Harvey Specter is to television. Dressed in perfectly tailored three-pieced suits and shooting one-liners left, right, and center, Suits’ Harvey Specter has been touted…

A lifesaver

It was a Saturday’s night out and one with the boys. The night couldn’t have been any better; we had hit a nice bar with a really nice vibe going…

Ingress – Capture Rotterdam, Make Friends

It is late Friday night and I am ready to go out. One last time to go through the checklist. Coat – on me. Phone – charged. Gloves that work…

Two students, one aptitude

It is known that the Erasmus University of Rotterdam is a locus for many international students around the world, creating a culturally diverse place containing a large variety of talents…

Café “Suhumi”: How Georgian emigrants managed to recreate their tiny piece of homeland in Hague, Netherlands

Exactly 21 years ago. After being persecuted from motherland, due to civil war in Abkhazia, Georgia, Izolda Kvitsiani, came to Netherlands with her family – having no choice but to…

Rotterdam North Hofbogen Spirit

Rotterdam North Hofbogen Spirit

Station Bergweg – Hofbogen (dec. 2014) |            High Line NYC (nov. 2014)      |  High Line NYC – tracks (nov. 2014)  The last greens…

Silence, please! Erasmus University opens quiet contemplation room.

Silence, please! Erasmus University opens quiet contemplation room.

On the 28th of November 2014, Erasmus University opened its quiet contemplation room on campus. Students, staff and visitors can use this space for prayer, meditation or just to have…

The stressful student life

I am lying in my bed, trying to see what figures I can discover in the ceiling of my room. Over thinking all kinds of situations and what could have…

Are students missing a valuable opportunity? Volunteering, it’s more than you bargained for!

Volunteering opportunities provide students unique insights and experiences, additionally they make for valuable resume additions. But is there more to volunteering than simply giving up precious time for a resume boost? What…

Why the television show Shark Tank is inspirational for future entrepreneurs

  Have you seen an episode of Shark Tank? If no, stop reading now. And, come back when you have seen at least one episode. It doesn’t matter if you…

Calorie count labels on popcorn? – Where is the freedom?

The FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) battle against obesity is going to another round as the FDA passes a law that requires vending machines, chain restaurants, bakeries and many other…

IENS: medium-rare reviews

IENS: medium-rare reviews

IENS is a reviewing website founded in 1999 that is focused on the food and drink business. IENS lets users rate and give their opinion on restaurants and bars on…

LinkedIn: A journey to success

I am sitting down, turning on my laptop and with a great hope for some new connections, messages or views of my profile, I am typing in “linkedin.com”. It feels…

Why Mineral Oil is Skin’s Worst Enemy – And How to Replace It

Why Mineral Oil is Skin’s Worst Enemy – And How to Replace It

The Common Denominator of Cosmetics What do Johnson’s baby oil, a blue tin of Nivea cream and a 142-euro jar of Crème de la Mer have in common? The answer…

Round fish bowls steal fish souls!

‘Have a nice day with your new goldfish!’ I smiled back at the pet store assistant, and I left the store enthusiastically with a round fish bowl and my very…

Why sticking to New Year’s Resolutions is so terribly hard

It’s that magical time of the year again; The time of beautiful sparkly Christmas trees, enchanting lights everywhere, building goofy snowmen, fireworks, champagne (a lot of champagne) and the time…

Big Life Decisions: To Join Or Not To Join?

Big Life Decisions: To Join Or Not To Join?

  You have left the nest and moved out of your parents’ home to pursue your future life goals. You enrolled into university         and are about to start freshers…

A moustache for a good cause

A moustache for a good cause

Besides being notorious for sheering cold winds, autumn leaves covering your front step, and heavy rain showers, November has become famous for being hairy. Luckily it isn’t the case that…

The sanitary gamble in the heart of Rotterdam

The cold month of December has finally arrived and Dutch winter is in full swing now, thus unfortunately one cannot fully appreciate the aromatic beauty of the event taking place…

The lucky ones: graduated just on time?

The lucky ones: graduated just on time?

After one hour of waiting at Schiphol Airport, three cups of Starbucks cappuccino and seven orchestrated screams of excitement – followed by seven brief moments of disappointment when they turned…

Showing ‘real’ beauty: effective or counterproductive?

The past year a new trend arose regarding the portrayal of feminine beauty; namely showing ‘real’ bodies. This trend is contradicting what has been very present in our lives, namely…

The Markthal: artificial, expensive and highly overrated

The Markthal: artificial, expensive and highly overrated

                  When you ever visited Islands like Gran Canaria or tourists spots such as Kemer, you immediately get what I’m talking about:…

How Whatsapp is shaping our relationships

How Whatsapp is shaping our relationships

At the beginning of this year Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has bought Whatsapp, a company with only 55 employees, for 19 billion Dollar. But where does this enormous value come…

Superfood – Superb food?

Superfood – Superb food?

Chia seeds, chlorella, coconut oil, kale, goji berries… These products are called superfoods, because they are claimed to have health benefits superior to other products. Just a look at the…

Larves for Dinner: The rising trend of eatible insects

Larves for Dinner The rising trend of eatible insects   Imagine yourself doing grociers: while you fill your basket with the usual chickenfilet, steak and some mince, your eye meets…

How to strengthen offline friendships based on Christian values

How to strengthen offline friendships based on Christian values

“When was the last time you received a caring hug from a real friend, spent personal quality time together or experienced any similar situation in which a friend’s small gesture…

Stroopwafel obsession

Nowadays, a lot of people choose to eat healthy and try to avoid the universally ‘dangerous’ products such as fast food, pizza, sweets, etc. These products are very high on…

The Smartphone Society

Wherever you are, in a restaurant, in the train, in a club or even in the theaters, you see people consistently using their smartphones. And you are probably one of…

Energaddict

Energy drinks are immensely popular among teens and young adults, they are sometimes consumed multiple times a day. Doctors warn for the dangers of drinking these energy drinks, because they…

The Secret of the V Building

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Sitting is bad for you

There are many known health issues related to sitting. Our bodies are simply not made to sit. However, recently our society became very tied to this habit of sitting. We…

I Care, But I Don’t

Throughout the years the perception of smoking has greatly changed. Smoking was long seen as an act of rebellion, as something sophisticated or even as something that makes one look…

RotterDrugs

Rotterdam is internationally known for its party scene, especially among students. Being one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, it is also known for its liberal drugs policies. Weed…

Zuid of the Ordinary – 010 or 112?

People, before coming to Rotterdam for the first time, often hear about the dangers that await in “the Netherlands’ most dangerous city”. Once you have set foot into the city,…

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