Posts byAnastasiya Kovalenko

A Ukrainian third-year bachelor Economics student. I am passionate about travelling and food. Have a strong interest in political affairs and cannot live without music.

Revolution of values

“Velvet Revolution” that won without a single bullet fired

Imagine people from various backgrounds – students, teachers, journalists, artists, soldiers – laughing, dancing and hugging one another.  Envision a sea of flags with red, blue and orange colours fills the main square. Picture ordinary people who stood up for the transparent and accountable government. Imagine a united nation that managed to fight against almost

Here’s my data, Mr. Zuckerberg

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Russia, US elections – all of these have lately been connected by one word – scandal. More specifically, data privacy scandal. The news about Facebook is not getting any better. Last Tuesday, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was scheduled to testify before two congressional committees amid the growing objections over the company’s

Based on the true story

Revelation of a life of an international student

As my Bachelor approaches to its end, I found myself reflecting back on the last years. Moving abroad for your studies is an amazing experience. Usually, it means having a lot of “new things” in your life – new country, new culture, new people and new challenges. I was only 16 when I first landed

To Master or Not To Master

Is a Master's Degree worth it?

Whether or not graduating school is worth the cost is a subject that’s rife with controversy. Depending on whom you talk to, getting a master’s degree or another advanced degree is either a great decision or a huge waste of time. The choice to attend graduate school is easy for future doctors and lawyers: they must

Think Big and Take Action

First ever TEDxUniversiteitVanAmsterdam edition. What was it like?

I enter the CREA Theatre, find a spot in the middle of the second row, face the well-known red TEDx sign, and I wait there with bated breath for the commencement. I was both excited and intrigued. Last Thursday was meant to be inspirational and transformative. And I am not just talking about the 2,5-hour