14/10/2019 Communication Science news and articles

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Aakansha Gupta

Aakansha Gupta - 10 posts

Ada Varriale

Ada Varriale - 5 posts

Born and raised in Italy, Ada has now been living in the Netherlands for three years. After a poor attempt at studying Political Science, she is now a Communication Science first year, trying her best. Currently developing a recipe for a kaassoufflé pizza to bring together all sides of her personality, she likes politics, food and pretentious foreign movies and other things that nobody cares about.

Aleksandra Muther

Aleksandra Muther

Alma van den Berg

Alma van den Berg - 1 post

Alma van den Berg is behalve gastredacteur, ook docent én tutor van de bachelor Communicatiewetenschap.

Álvaro G. Arrieta

Álvaro G. Arrieta - 12 posts

Alvaro was born in the Basque Country, Spain, and has been living in Amsterdam for some time now while studying Political Communication at UvA. Alvaro likes politics, photography, music and film, but spends most of his time struggling to keep up with life.

Amber Brizar

Amber Brizar - 8 posts

Hi! My name is Amber. I have had a passion for writing and drawing from a young age. In my day-to-day life I like watching documentaries, doing yoga and getting to know new things and people. I have very broad interests but one thing that has always interested me is the entertainment industry, since it is so big and influential. I strive to always gain new experiences and in the future I hope to see many interesting places in the world.

Angela Low

Angela Low - 5 posts

Angela was born in Vietnam, raised in Singapore, lived in Cambodia, and is now dedicating her next few years of her life in the Netherlands. After three crazy years studying at a media-focused high school, she decided to continue studying communication again at the UvA, which she enjoys greatly. She is also now the secretary of Mercurius, and the coordinator of Medium Magazine and the Promotion Committee. If she has the luxury of time, she can be found binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine or devouring her favourite Dutch desserts.

Bert Bakker

Bert Bakker - 1 post

Bert Bakker is behalve gastredacteur, ook docent Inferentiële Statistiek en Psychology in Political Communciation aan de opleiding Communicatiewetenschap.

Christian Manuputty

Christian Manuputty - 49 posts

Christian Manuputty (23) heeft inmiddels een bachelordiploma CW op zak en is sinds 2014 onderdeel van Medium als redacteur (voorheen ook eindredacteur) en presentator van MediumTV. Daarnaast was Christian ooit redactiestagiair bij Quote, vult hij regelmatig de websites Adformatie, Communicatie Online en Marketing Online en is hij stiekem fan van ABBA.

Erica Boyce

Erica Boyce

Hailing from the island of sun and sand, Barbados, self-proclaimed adventurer Erica, is a seasoned world traveller currently lost in Amsterdam. And she’s loving every minute. After four years of learning, travelling and self-discovery in China, Erica’s next adventure is as a Communication Science student, who has a passion for languages, music and life.

Estelle Cool

Estelle Cool - 7 posts

Estelle Cool (24) is the chairwoman of study association Mercurius and the coordinator of Medium. Currently a graduate student in Corporate Communication, she hopes to receive her masters degree by the summer of 2018. You can wake her up for a glass of wine, pizza and cuddling with cats.

Eva Oravcova

Eva Oravcova - 10 posts

Eva was born in Slovakia, grew up surrounded by mountains and snow. She is currentlygetting used to the change of pace living in Amsterdam, surrounded by flatland and rain(yikes!). But hey, at least it makes you bike faster. She enjoys skiing, skating, hockey andpretty much any sport that does not involve a ball. Her passions are journalism and thewritten word in general, but she also loves filmography and sporadically indulges in good oldtrashy TV.

Eva De Boer

Eva De Boer - 9 posts

For the Dutch Eva (18), studying communication science at UvA is a home game. Feeling as if she’s taking it like a duck to water at UvA and looking for new experiences, she joined Medium Magazine right at the start of her first year. With a fascination for journalism (especially when it contains graphic images) that goes beyond boundaries, she hopes to transfer this fascination to Medium’s readers as well.

Gabby Rialland

Gabby Rialland - 3 posts

This French globe-trotter, with a disputable sense of humour, has found a true home in The Netherlands. After 4 years in Groningen, she indefinitely traded her French Baguette for a Broodje-kroket and moved to Amsterdam to pursue a Master in Communication Science. Gabby in one word: upbeat; as much in her personality as when she is behind the DJ decks. Some say it may be related to her caffeine addiction.

Gilda Bruno

Gilda Bruno - 18 posts

Born and raised in Italy, Gilda (19) has recently moved to the Netherlands to continue her studies. In 2015 she was an exchange student in Copenhagen, Denmark: an experience able to change radically her viewpoint on the world. Deeply in love and addicted to any expression of art, in the free time she likes to write, read books or shoot photos of whatever inspires her. She has also been acting for the past 5 and a half years. If asked about future plans and career aspirations, Gilda replies by saying that she wants to become a journalist, yet trying to incorporate all her interests into a single, unique life project.

Hahae Son

Hahae Son - 16 posts

Hahae (18) is Korean. Her least favorite question is, "North or South?" Most of her life was spent hopping between the United States and the tiny island of Singapore. Now, she lives in the Netherlands. Ze spreekt een klein beetje Nederlands. In her spare time, Hahae likes to cycle and cook. And eat. And eat. Hahae also likes to write. As you can tell from this paragraph, she's still working on that particular skill.

Henrike Freytag

Henrike Freytag - 3 posts

Gratefully writing a monthly column, Henrike's mission is to connect the best of both worlds from Communication Sciences to Cultural Studies. In 20 years, she sees herself either as a Journalist or a Midwife. Henrike is 21 years old and from Germany. Why she decided to study in the Netherlands is a question, she hasn't even answered yet. It's cool though. In the meantime and for distraction, she does Karate and steals tea at Singel Library.

Ivo Martens

Ivo Martens - 1 post

Ivo is the '18/'19 Online Chef for Medium Magazine. This is his first year at Medium for Ivo, being not only highly motivated but also enormously thrilled to set forth this great student platform together with his fellow students. Besides a sports fan, Ivo enjoys exercising himself and occasionally withdraws himself from this busy world to enjoy a good book.

Jade van Laar

Jade van Laar - 1 post

Cat-lover, phone addict and Harry Potter enthusiast Jade is in her first year of Communication Science. After getting the first year diploma for the English Teacher course, she decided that she wanted to walk a very different path and ended up at the University of Amsterdam. She lives with her boyfriend (and cat Penny!) in Lelystad, but would love to live in Scotland, Peru, Botswana, California... everywhere actually. Having travelled a lot, her dream job would be someplace she can write and travel at the same time.

Jorrit Hoekstra

Jorrit Hoekstra - 26 posts

Third-year Communication Science student Jorrit (20) devotes nearly all his time to watching sports and listening to hip hop. Hoping to finally graduate in 2019, he now finds himself working for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf and setting up various projects of his own. Due to Jorrits wide interest, articles written by him cover a broad variety of different topics.

Kajsa Rosenblad

Kajsa Rosenblad - 22 posts

Kajsa grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, but has now moved to Amsterdam to pursue her dreams of becoming queen of the universe, or maybe at least journalist or political campaigner. She designs and makes her own clothing and likes art, books, chocolate and turtlenecks.

Karina Afandy

Karina Afandy - 13 posts

Hailing from Indonesia, Karina is currently studying Communication Science at UvA. Whenever she’s not stressing about the films she’s going to watch next, you can find her reading history books or napping.

Kim van Halen

Kim van Halen - 7 posts

Kim van Halen (23) has completed the bachelor Communication- and Informationscience at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. She started the master track Entertainment Communication in February 2018 and already feels sorry that it is only a one year during track. The positive effects of media interest her the most. Beside studying and writing she watched films (as much as she can) and loves photography, soccer, craft beer, and people with humour.

Kristina Arnaudova

Kristina Arnaudova - 4 posts

Kristina (20) is a Bulgarian immigrant who has spend a majority of her life in the Netherlands. Growing up between two cultures has led to a life long fascination with the effects of language and culture. Through writing, she hopes to make sense of the countless observations and mindless ideas which pop up into her head every so often.

Kyle Hassing

Kyle Hassing - 3 posts

Kyle is a 20-year old Dutch second-year student living in Zevenhoven. Kyle is a final editor for Medium but isn't afraid to dip his toes in MediumTV, writing or even podcasting waters. With his interests being investigative journalism, politics, sport and everything media related, you will see him write a column here and there.