My suitcase is my home. I write on a wide range of topics, but it´s sports, politics, social issues and features/profiles that make my blood boil most.
I spice my writing with some in-depth interviewing, news fixing, photography, audio and video editing skills, camera work (both in front and behind the lens) and an insatiable drive to see, smell, hear, taste, touch and feel stories everywhere, anywhere.
Currently in the last phase of obtaining my Master in Journaslim degree from the University of Groningen.
Can't find a space to park your bike around the university buildings in the city centre? Bike stewards don't see that improving any time soon. 'We remove one bike, and three others take its place.'
Little over a week after the abandoned school facility at the Metaallaan opened as a third emergency housing location, some international students are already leaving their temporary homes.
At the official start of the academic year, many new students have to make do with a temporary emergency room. UKrant dropped by the Esdoornflat, one of the biggest emergency housing complexes, to see how students live.
Groningen's emergency housing plan moves into its second phase as additional locations open up for homeless students.
Although KEI-week banned the infamous gas balloons from all of their events, students who went out for the pub crawl could easily get them at nearby locations, undermining KEI's message.
During KEI-week you just give it your all. But where do you recharge? UKrant took a look on a KEI-morning and went by some of the central sleeping locations.
In a bid to avert a repeat of last year's housing crisis, RUG, Hanze, the municipality and housing providers have come up with an emergency housing plan. Where can you go if you haven't yet found a room in Groningen?
Predators prey on the most vulnerable, goes the old adage. Rogue landlords exploit international students, says the Groninger translation. And don't be fooled by the promise that next year is going to be better. The RUG itself admits that we need more rooms to house incoming students.
Payment reductions and a sudden drop in orders prompted more than half of the estimated 200 Uber Eats couriers in the city to go on strike last Monday, according to sources close to the protest.
Student houses increasingly contain cameras, recording the residents 24 hours a day. One advantage of cameras is that they can make residents feel safer. But how does it feel to be watched all the time?
Used condoms stuck to trash cans, empty metal booths, puddles on the pavement. Silence in the air. In the final months of the Groningen Tippelzone, sex workers are left out in the cold due to stigma and bigotry. It's the calm before the storm.
Students and neigbours are fighting a small war in the former nursing home House Rikkers Lubbers. Are these neighbours a nagging pain in the ass? Or do they actually have point?
Profiles, Features & Sports
Home and away, on a rainy Wednesday night or a scorching Sunday afternoon, these students follow FC Groningen everywhere and chant the team’s name from the stands. Why?
Dá sa to aj bez vysokej školy. Aspoň to vyplýva z pohľadu na mimoriadne úspešnú kariéru Felixa Kjellberga, známeho tiež pod pseudonymom „PewDiePie". Blonďavý Švéd je historicky najúspešnejším tvorcom obsahu na platforme YouTube, kde má v súčasnosti viac ako 93 miliómená tučný balík peňazí.nov odberateľov.
You think you have enough on your plate already? Try running a café while also trying to pass exams. For Moldovan student Diana Scorpan, it is hard but rewarding work.
Veľkoobchodník a majiteľ ešportového tímu Hippomaniacs Eduard Winkler hovorí, že na Slovensku je podpora elektronických športov oproti zahraničiu mizerná. Pre rozvoj slovenskej ešportovej scény je dôležité vzdelávanie hráčov a vybudovanie základnej infraštruktúry. O niekoľko rokov však môže mať slovenský ešport aj svetové zastúpenie.
On 12 February, Macedonia's name was officially changed to the Republic of North Macedonia. Even though Groningen may seem far removed from Balkan politics, the Macedonian community in the north still has strong feelings about what they see as a politically-motivated move.
In rain or shine, hail or snow, delivery people are out on the streets of Groningen, ready to answer hunger's call.
Yes, there is an irresistibly fluffy dog on campus. He attends lectures, goes to classes and even takes tax law exams. All while being the watchful eye of those who can´t see for themselves.
Politics & News
On Tuesday night, around 30 people calling themselves "Hold RUG Accountable" gathered at the University of Groningen to take on harassment and discrimination within the university. The group is calling for the institution to be more accountable in order to create a safer environment for students and staff.
Sparked by UKrant columnist Gerrit Breeuwsma's latest column, thirty students gathered on Tuesday to protest harassment. The Hold RUG Accountable organisation calls for a 'dialogue about respectful academia' in a safe space.
D66 accuses the SP of nationalist fear mongering, as an all-female candidate panel initially demonstrates solidarity, but ends up colliding on major policy issues facing the next European Parliament.
Journalism student Clemence Waller got trapped in the Harmonie Building after hours last week. She only got free after triggering the security alarm.
A fire on Tuesday morning at the corner of Parkweg and Hoornsediep caused considerable damage. Inhabitants of a student house at the Hoornsediep have no idea when - or if - they can return home.