The Manchester attack last Monday, claiming 22 innocent lives, is another instance of terrorism’s devastating, global impact. But the symbolism of bombing an Ariana Grande concert speaks to a kind of violence in society that is often overlooked. By: Sumaya Quillian In the week since the Manchester bombing, there have been many articles reflecting on … More OPINION: Terror on women is a problem beyond terrorism
By: Lolita Hasani With the 2004 enlargement and the 2013 accession of Croatia, the enlargement policy has proved to be one of the most successful EU policies in the Balkans. All Western Balkan countries now have a European perspective, want to join the EU and are part of the enlargement process. Regarding Macedonia, we are a … More OPINION: EU enlargement challenges and opportunities: a Macedonian’s view
By: Sumaya Quillian The n-word has been used by white people against black people in the United States for a long time, and it has never connoted anything other than ugliness. Yet, I have heard it used more by white people at the College in the last 5 or 6 months than I ever heard … More OPINION: People tell me race is not a problem in Europe
Le récent débat que semble avoir suscité durant la semaine Bénélux l’affichage, parmi d’autres monarques, de la figure controversée de Léopold II, Roi des Belges de 1865 à 1909 et Roi-souverain de l’Etat indépendant du Congo de 1885 à 1908, m’est apparu à la fois intéressant et surprenant. By: Tanguy de Wilde, Professeur invité au Collège … More OPINION: Comprendre Léopold II dans son contexte
A reply to “THE CASE OF LEOPOLD II: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US?” In a world where journalism appears to be losing value, we should not put an end to written debate as a constructive and respectful tool of communication. By: Beata Thor The notions of post-truth society, alternative facts and political correctness are being circulated … More OPINION: THE FORCE OF THE WRITTEN WORD
Aren’t we the anointed leaders? Aren’t we supposed to lead Europe to a better future? Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the King of the Belgians has revealed our weaknesses. By: Bartosz Duda COMMUNICATION ERROR We failed because we do not know how to communicate. From the very beginning, the Belgian Society failed to give an appropriate … More OPINION: THE CASE OF LEOPOLD II: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT US?
By: The Benelux National Week Committee As part of the Benelux national week, pictures of the monarchs of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg were posted on the walls of the canteen. After all, the fact that our three countries are monarchies, is something that we have in common. Among those photos, as has been correctly observed, … More Opinion: Leopold II and Congo: a plea for constructive debate
As “National Weeks” begin, students are encouraged to promote the culture and traditions of their respective country of origin. However, simplifying history and heritage might have pitfalls. By: Beata Thor The noise level inside the canteen rises as hungry students troop in from the cold. Monday 16 January marks the start of Benelux National Week, which … More Opinion: Context is key — or why the concept of “National Week” is problematic