Tag : Loren Snel

Zwarte Piet: The Dutch tradition of Black Pete falls under increasing scrutiny

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The Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas is now under international scrutiny. St Nicholas, an old white saint who hands out presents, has a servant by the name of Zwarte Piet, or ‘Black Pete.’ Despite obvious connotations with the Dutch slave trade, Black Pete is a hotly debated topic in the Netherlands. … Read More

Seven Unwritten Rules in the Book of Brits

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Loren Snel is a Dutch exchange student in Linguistics, Literature and Journalism. She has come to Leeds to explore the UK’s promising (media) landscape but its rolling hills and absence of tulips left her culture shocked. She enjoys Pinot Gris, fancy restaurants, jogging and dancing to indie pop bands as … Read More

The illusion of perfection

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The author Bret Easton Ellis puts it aptly I think, when he says we are ‘Generation Wuss’. We twenty-somethings want to achieve. We want to be the best. But how many of us are all that good at dealing with failure and criticism? Venturing onto the internet makes it hard … Read More

Why We Call Holland The Netherlands

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Loren Snel is a Dutch exchange student in Linguistics, Literature and Journalism. She has come to Leeds to explore the UK’s promising (media) landscape but its rolling hills and absence of tulips left her culture shocked. She enjoys Pinot Gris, fancy restaurants, jogging and dancing to indie pop bands as … Read More