Author: The Flying Dutchman

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Some Funny, Some Thought-Provoking

The illustrations published in 2017

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UWCM Students Caught in Ban

As a campus of many minorities the infamous travel ban affects some of our DP students.

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UWCM’s Attempt to Help Refugees on Path to Deportation Continues

Houd Haroon Hier! Saturday, the 10th of December, the city of Maastricht witnessed the second demonstration on our attempt to keep our beloved Haroon from being deported, along with his family and many Afghan citizens in similar situations.

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Why Did We Pay Her?

Only when a man entered the stage, the boys listened. This shows how gender issues are ever present, and that there is a demand for conversation regarding feminism. Just not Brie’s talk.

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France To Ban Mobile Phones In School

The research behind France’s decision to ban devices poses difficult questions for our school.

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Youth Politics in Chile

Sofia is the youngest board member of Amnesty International worldwide and she was also recently nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize for her work with Amnesty International Chile.

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Donovan Livingston Will Visit UWCM

Donovan Livingston will visit UWCM on Friday the 24th November. Livingston is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and many students may recognize him as his convocation speech went circulated on social mediums in May 2016. 

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A Tribute to Dabbing

A pupil I teach and whose opinion I highly respect commented last week, somewhat morosely no less, that the dab is being phased out, that it has served its purpose, and that like the fidget spinner and bottle flip challenge before it, is no longer a fixation with idle students in the atrium.

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The Bomb Threat

On the 10th of October, United World College Maastricht was evacuated due to an alleged bomb threat. Shortly after the clock passed 1pm, a call was received by the school’s receptionist claiming the presence of a bomb on school grounds.

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Gossip, Reputation and the UWC Values

How can we all stand as ambassadors for a movement promoting understanding, acceptance and diversity when we, ourselves, act in opposition?