You-know-who – How J.K. Rowling became the villain she demonized

Harry Potter – almost everyone has either seen or read about the adventures of the famous young wizard and I guess it is valid to say that many of us, including myself, wished to be part of the magical world that influenced us so much. This fictional world created some sense of belonging for so many “Potterheads” world wide – a place were everyone was welcome to experience their very own bit of magic.
Of course, one could argue that the Harry Potter series actually did not really include everyone, since for example queer characters were underrepresented or people of different ethnicities were portrayed in a very stereotypical manner. Nevertheless, the Harry Potter series are not the topic of this article, but the transphobic statements and actions of its creator, Joanne K. Rowling.

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Studentenkrant’s October Horoscopes

October looks like a labyrinth to me. A fair amount of twists, turns, and surprises. Be prepared to abandon your plans. Expect the unexpected. The month holds the same tone of harsh frustration and conflict as September, but everything becomes a tad more berserk. Don’t think that’s possible? Never say never. The good news is that, after this month, we are through the worst part of this astrological weather.

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Fay wants to party – at least while she can. A two student perspective

The discussion regarding measures against the novel coronavirus has become more heated again in Groningen. Yesterday, a member of the Dutch student association Vindicat published a piece in Ukrant that has sparked discussions among students. The article argues going to parties is a valid decision amidst recent spikes in cases, and something we should now have the right to do after our collective effort in 2020. What does this mindset mean for the upcoming months and student culture as a whole?

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