Imad Alatas
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The Useless Liberal Arts Degree

So what are you going to do with a Sociology degree? Become a popcorn seller? This is how I am often mocked by my Engineering friends or those with degrees that can be directly applied in the workplac…

Comedy: Its (Dis)comforts

Imagine a world where one can’t seek relief from an abysmal state of affairs. Affairs that invite fury – towards unscrupulous politicians, ridicule – towards politicians who lack a b…

That Jaded Feeling

My Dearest Freshmen, By now you have been treated to a glimpse of what your first few months or first semester of matriculation will be like. The fashion advice, the academic advice, the tissue paper-…

Wrestling My Passion

All of us (hopefully all) have that one indulgence that takes us back to our childhood. For some, it may be the Tamiya car, the Beyblade etc. For others, it may even be their Nintendo’s Game Boy…

A Crisis of Compassion

I attended a lecture at the University of Maastricht titled “Solving Europe’s Refugee Crisis”. The speaker was Dr Khalid Koser, Deputy Director and Academic Dean at the Geneva Centre…

The Dutch Experience So Far

The 25th of January was set to be an historic day in my life. At the age of 25, I was finally able to travel alone for the first time. Yes, this shouldn’t be something to brag about, especially …

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