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An Opinion on Rioting

Disclaimer: I don’t in any way want to glorify/support/spread violence and vandalism but want to shine a light on the fact that African Americans are not responsible for the state of the…

Pink Tax: The Cost of Being a Female

The pink tax is a phenomenon often attributed as a form of gender-based price discrimination, with the name stemming from the observation that many of the affected products are pink. WHAT IS…

Are We Living in a Dystopian Movie?

We didn’t expect 2020 to be such an unfortunate year. The bushfires in Australia continued, the Covid-19 outbreak became a pandemic, people kept being victims of discrimination in “developed” countries… Through all…

Exploring the Relationship Between the Climate Crisis and COVID-19

 “Covid-19”, “Coronavirus”, “Virus”, “Pandemic”… We have been hearing these words constantly since the beginning of 2020 and it seems likely that we’ll be hearing it again for at least another year.  As…

Far From The Madding Crowd

The necessity of daily struggle, courses, school, work; avoiding coming across people and thus, turning mornings into a game of hide and seek… The monotonous life parts us from ourselves, from the…

Enemies to Lovers (?): Plato

I don’t hate anyone. Yes, I despise some and am not fond of many, but I don’t believe in hatred. Well, unless those people are historical figures. I’m embarrassed to admit that…

Japanese Snacks for Sweet Breaks

Caution, Japanese snacks, and vending machines are not your average chocolates, chips, or cola. Everyone knows snacks of Japan with their interesting flavors. So, when did the experiments with different flavors start?…

A Pandemic: COVID-19 and Camus’s Plague

After analyzing the similarities of a fictional book written in 1945 and the current state of the world, it is not that difficult to see the truth in Rieux’s thoughts. But, holding on to life and giving it meaning, no matter what happens is humanity’s greatest gift to itself.

Black Influence on Fashion

Black Culture is undoubtedly one of the biggest influences on today’s fashion and has been for many many years. Society seems to pick apart pieces of Black culture and glamorize them on commercially idealized bodies of skinny, white men and women but usually bash Black men and women when they wear these trends, calling them ratchet and ghetto.

Collective Unconscious, Fairy Tales, and Shadow

Fairy tales blend into our shadows by leaving wounds open in our subconscious while molding our “shadow,” which remains unnoticed by those who cannot descend beneath the threshold of consciousness. These wounds never…

Perspectives on Racism

After the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the world united against police brutality and racism by organizing protests. The Black Lives Matter movement brought people together…

Sappho: She Who Loved Women

As pride month is coming to an end, it is important to commemorate people from all around the world who have shaped the LGBT+ community to what it is today; with one…

When Did You Realize You Grew Up?

Time really does fly. While quarantine, I wanted to share with you all a photoshoot we did waaaay back in December. We really don’t realize how quickly we’re evolving and time is…

What Should Change For Women?

Women beaten up and murdered Patriarchy, sexist language Inadequate amount of women in every field Catcalls Gender pay gap Too fat, too thin The driver is a woman, we might be late…

Postcards From Porto

  Porto is a city full of buildings waiting to be renovated and small tourist shops. Almost all the shops are full of old postcards. Postcards seem like they’ve been waiting there…

20 Suggestions for the 2020s

With a new decade around the corner, everyone is reflecting on the past and thinking about what is to come. Here are 20 suggestions I have for you for the 2020s. (NOTE:…

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

Why Are You Here?

“Skolstrejk För Klimatet,” started by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, has spread around the world in the past year. Children from all around the world have started school striking every friday to raise awareness…

Your Childhood Fears

Fears.  As children, we all were afraid of something: the dark, monsters, scary movies… And other unique fears. We asked our readers to share their childhood fears with us, here are their…

FEAR: Arachne

What is that? Yeah, that thing on your shoulder. Creeping its way toward your neck… A SPIDER!   Did that scare you? Probably not. Do you think it was nonsense? Probably yes.…

Show Your True Colors

Since it was June, for Pride Month I decided to wear different hair clips to represent the colors of different flags of the LGBTQ+ community each day. At first, I was just…

FEAR!

In our summer issue, we decided on the theme #9FEAR. … Fear. We all have it, one way or another. Even if you’re someone who is proud of having no fear at…

Closed Doors from Your Lives

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to share stories from their lives, real-life memories that explain how closed doors in their lives affected them. We wanted to share a few…

Machiavelli Took a Chance

Niccolò Machiavelli didn’t want to give up politics even after being tortured and banned from office for eternity.      Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469 in Florence into an aristocratic family, didn’t…

Closed Doors

The oblivion or the gaping after passing through a door Iron doors, steel doors, wooden doors, glass doors, doors without doors The fancy ones, the old ones, the discolored and the newly…

My Well-Being Detox: Rejuvenate Your Soul

Hello everyone, I would like to tell you a little bit about this brief spiritual journey that I am taking in order to have a piece of mind and further discover how…

I Went Vegan for a Month, Here’s What Happened

“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much”. – Michael Pollan Veganism is getting more and more popular around the world today, especially in younger generations. Being vegan means that you don’t eat…

The Monty Hall Problem

Imagine you’ve been chosen to participate in a game show. It’s called “Let’s Make a Deal” and it gives you the chance to win a brand-new Ferrari. Of course, there is a…

Why Animal Testing Is A Problem

If you were to be walking down a street and you saw a bunny, would you kill it just for your own benefit? I mean, why would you actually kill an innocent…

Recycle.

Look around. What do you see? Trees, buildings, the sky… Wait a minute, garbage? It isn’t that surprising anymore, we got used to it. Cigarettes and plastic packages scattered around the side…

Reuse.

The problems that weren’t important in the past are now called environmental problems and lately everywhere is filled with slogans like ”Reduce Reuse, Recycle.” Social media, streets, and schools are full of…

Reduce.

We are destroying the Earth – and have to act on it now. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report, the largest on global warming: a report that…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Mihri Müşfik

Have you ever heard the name Mihri Müşfik? Even though her name is forgotten compared to the other Turkish painters, she even has a painting in Louvre Museum. Unfortunately, her name is…

Women’s Bodies, Still Sexualised?

We see gender inequality in the media every day, everywhere but we got so used to it that we don’t even realize it’s gender sexualising we see. Mostly women are sexualised every…

Let Everyone Love What They Love!

People have been witnessing many things in arts lately. An instrument, a different film genre or different music genres; people see most of these and like the ones that match their taste.…

Milk Sustainability Comes in the Form of…

Almond, soy, rice, flax, cashew, coconut… as I’m standing in the non-dairy isle of Whole Foods, I’m almost overwhelmed at the amount of variation of non-dairy milk. I don’t see what I’m…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Fahrelnissa Zeid

She was born into a wealthy Ottoman family and when she was growing up she experienced how the Turkish Republic rose. She also had an interesting name: Fahrelnissa.   Zeid was born…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History : Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Popova was one of the pioneering women artists in the early 20th century. She was born in 1889 near Moscow where she developed an interest in sketching and drawing. She was born…

A Message From Mother Earth

  Dear Earthlets,   I hope you are okay. You are like my children. Well, you are killing me. I mean, cutting the trees and stuff. You know those kill me, right? You…

Your Dream Vacation: Italian Riviera

Portofino, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Genova, Santa Margherita… The Italian, Ligurian Riviera, a very popular vacation spot for tourists. Old and colorful buildings, churches from a few centuries ago, its almost like…