19.9.16

Tears raining in May


As morning turned into afternoon
and me spending in bed all day.
Wasn't expecting to see you very soon,
in fact you had just left in may. 
With wounds still so very open,
and me everyday missing you.
My soul left on the ground broken
wishing to hear one more time: I love you too. 

By Babette Stolk
14.9.16

Interview with Austėja Linartaitė, President 2016-2017




On Tuesday this week, the students of EEB2 were faced with choosing their president for the coming school year. Both candidates, Austėja Linartaitė and Gustavs Zilgalvis, made compelling speeches expressing their motivation and goals for the upcoming year. With a small difference of 14 votes, the students elected Austeja their president for this year. What happens now? We asked when we talked with Austėja about her plans for the coming year. 

5.9.16

THE COGNITIVE BUBBLE AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS


Artwork by Kristaps Zilgalvis

There's a new mood in the Western world. It's been called the post-truth era, described as homeopathy politics, and is ubiquitously driven by ideals of populism, isolationism and the uneasy juxtaposition of nationalism and pessimism.

Experts are dismissed in favour of intuitive rhetoric, such as liberation from the chains of the EU or the idea that the system is rigged against blue-collar workers.

Voters are swayed by appeals to prejudice, exaggerated personal attacks and outright falsehoods at the expense of objective weighing of the costs and benefits of particular alternatives.