Higher education in the United Kingdom is riddled with inequalities, says Ben Whittaker, National Union of Students (NUS) director of student voice and influence. For many students, opportunities slam shut every step of the way. Improving equality is not only about students getting in – but also on – at university.
by Amalia Mobley
Amsterdam is a different universe. Throughout my voyage to experience as many different kinds of cities during my last semester abroad, Amsterdam stands out. It’s an extremely progressive city within an extremely progressive country, where things like prostitution are legal. There is one legal product that stands out above the rest: marijuana. The marijuana industry makes it a top destination for college students on their semesters abroad in Europe; while I was there, I definitely saw many young people, but I also saw a handful of older couples looking to try it for the first time. But how do you go about getting your hands on some herb in the first place?
by Amalia Mobley
Throughout my travels, I feel as though I have seen the most intense extremes of customer service. New York City store clerks and restaurant hosts want to get you served as fast as possible, and for the most part, show very little interest in your wellbeing as a customer. Go in, get your stuff, get out. Living in the big city has made me very used to this kind of behavior, and it never really came across as rude — I was used to impersonal, fast service, and came to expect that from everyone.
Ronja Baerecke talks to the political organisation Rons per la Repúplica. Olga Poy gives us her view on the current situation in Catalonia, where still is no government in sight and more than 3000 companies left the region for the political insecurity in the last six months.
D.O. Rueda have announced that submissions are now open for the 3rd online short film festival “Rueda con Rueda”. This competition is supported by the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI) and the Valladolid County Council in a bid to promote Designation of Origin Rueda among young people and discover budding filmmakers. The best short film will be awarded €5,000. There is no theme required and the short can be filmed anywhere in the world. The main requirement for submission is that at least one bottle of D.O. Rueda white wine must appear in submitted films.