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Interview with a Youtuber: Tyler McVicker (VNN)

Tyler McVicker is the founder and solo producer of the Youtube channel Valve News Network (VNN). He currently also is a fulltime college student doing his major in Journalism. I had the opportunity to sit down with him, and talk for over an hour about himself, the channel and Valve.

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Learning from other’s experiences- an interview with Dimitra Karmi

In my first article, I started a train of thought about working in the Netherlands as an international student. First of all, I wanted to look at all the positive aspects and advantages of doing this. After all, your attitude towards a particular matter can sometimes be a strong factor of success. This train, however, will not keep going only with good attitude. This article brings a bit more of substance and specifically, some experience to the story.

Sander Peels

Interview: Sander Peels

Before we start off, please introduce yourself .
Hello! My name is Sander Peels and I have been the Treasurer at Asset | Economics in the fantastic year of 2013-2014. This implied that I was making the budget, controlling our expenses and revenues and in general, safeguarding the association.

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Rethinking Economics: economic education in crisis

Do  you feel like that the current curriculum of your Economics program is too narrowed, has more mathematics than needed, relying on odd and unrealistic assumptions and does not provide you with more insights about the world outside your classroom then you are not alone. In a manifesto signed by 100 university economics associations from 30 countries, the students criticize the current mainstream economics theories which do not represent nor is able to predict the economic reality.  In the Netherlands, Rethinking Economics NL is a network which calls for pluralism in economic teaching at universities. Especially at the moment where we face big challenges that are new to us such as climate change, increasing population rate, huge migration flows and globalization, mainstream economics taught at universities is not preparing the next generation economists to solve these issues. 

Big data will change the product market

It has been a tough week and you have therefore decided to reward yourself with a present. You visit your favorite website and order that fresh pair of new sneakers or brand new smartphone that you have been looking at for months now. You quickly walk through the ordering process and happily click the ‘confirm’ button as the final step to complete the transaction. Within minutes later the doorbell rings, and yes indeed if you open the door the just ordered package has arrived. Sounds fairly impossible right? It is not according to the American e-commerce company Amazon, who was granted a patent on a ‘method and system for anticipatory package shipping’ in the end of 2013.