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I expect to learn a lot in different areas. I think I will not only learn more about DWARS, but also about how a board works in general. I already find such an experience very valuable. Finally, I think that as a board we will also have a great time, especially because we’re such a large board.
I just started my degree in History. So a large part of my time outside DWARS is spent on this. Fortunately, I really like my study, haha. I also really enjoy cooking and I enjoy meeting people. Usually I want to go to a (still unknown) coffee place and test the unique coffees there.
My most important ideal is that everyone should be able to be themselves and that people can express their opinion (appropriately) as a result. I think this is an important aim for associations, but perhaps more specifically for political youth organisations, which should be pursued. Only in this way can you become stronger together.
Intro – The XX. This is the one song that never bores me. Sometimes I listen to versions that just keep playing for more than three hours, love it!
In the upcoming year I expect our beautiful amazing DWARS Amsterdam chapter to continue to blossom. In my previous year on the board, I noticed that members are incredibly dedicated and involved. Corona will make everything a lot more challenging, but I believe we can get through it well. After all, we have elections ahead of us. I also hope that as secretary and vice-chairman I can support and help others on this board with my previous experience.
I have turned my hobby into my study: public administration and political science. Besides that, I can spend hours on Wikipedia, with endless clicking as a result. I need to know the ins and outs of everything. If I have to believe others, I also spend too much time on Duolingo; now more than 1000 days in a row. I am now trying to complete all achievements. My username is eprillios.
I think I’m a pretty red person. Not only in terms of hair colour, but also political ideals. In my daily life, I’m also involved with the union in the campaign to abolish the debt system: #NietMijnSchuld. Delightfully cliché, but I also think inclusion, accessibility and diversity are important.
Intro music from television. In fact, it’s so bad that I’ll probably be able to tell you what era a Journaal comes from if you let me hear it.
This is difficult to choose, because you do injustice to a ton of other music. But I’d still choose Ode an die Freude, set to music by the world famous rockstar Beethoven. Ode an die Freude is about the bonding (because fraternisation is not gender-neutral) of all people. Something that DWARS as an association and political organisation stands for, of course.
My expectation for the upcoming year is to make it a fun and active year for all members of the chapter. That means organising plenty of activities and actions, fortunately we have a great board this year and everyone can come up with his or her own ideas, which hopefully will lead to rather diverse and fun activities. Furthermore, I am of course looking forward to being treasurer and ensuring that all financial matters of the department are correct and to learn new skills.
Outside of DWARS most of my time vanishes due to my study: Molecular Science & Technology. I am also very good at wasting my time watching YouTube videos for hours (Historia Civilis is really great). In addition, I now have a very sweet kitten named Rani and she demands almost all my attention!
There are countless ideals important to me. The most important, however, is education, because good access to excellent education means an awful lot to a society. The quality of education in all areas, from primary education to university education must remain at a high level. We see that, due to the teacher shortage in primary and secondary education, for example, continuous investment in education should be made, which unfortunately is not really happening at the moment.
It being quite bad for the climate and the environment is an understatement. But I actually quite like to watch Formula 1…
Self Control by Laura Branigan remains one of my favourite 80’s singles.
I expect a great year full of new experiences! With the big board, I think there will be enough ideas that will lead to successful events and campaigns, especially with the elections ahead. I also hope to be able to delve deeper into the local problems of the youth within Noord-Holland and Flevoland and to offer them a broader platform.
I still study PPLE, but outside of that I spend a lot of time listening and (re)discovering music. I love anything hip hop/soul/blues/jazz/RnB/reggae/reggaeton. A day not vibed is a day not lived (:
I always get most frustrated about socio-economic inequality. The unequal opportunities of young people (of colour) who grow up in a household with a low income still exist and are not being addressed sufficiently. In addition, there is a lack of understanding about such experiences on all sides of the political spectrum, so I think there’s still a lot we could work on on the left!
Haaa in any case TLC. 90 Days to Wed? Say Yess to the Dress? Extreme Couponing? Sister Wives? My Strange Addiction? Yes pls
Not necessarily the best song ever made, but there is not a year that 2Pac – Changes is not in my Most Played list.
17 years old, 6 VWO. Member of DWARS for 1,5 years
I expect an educational and interesting year. I hope to be able to make many big steps with the new board and of course we will strive all the way during the campaign for the House of Representatives. We’re going to make it a fun and active year!
Unfortunately still school, gaming and making music!
Humanity, we humans have more than enough to take care of everyone, but that would mean we have to stand up for change and support the people in our society who are less fortunate.
Watching way too nerdy videos about science, history and society.
Killing Me Softly with His Song – Fugees (actually everything by the Fugees, but if I have to choose one)
I find myself still very new to the political scene in the Netherlands. Sure, I was active in the political and activism scene in Malaysia, but the nuances of Dutch politics and the discourse here are still very new to me. My expectations are that I get to broaden my horizons and deepen my understanding of the issues that face my fellow Dutch brothers and sisters. This journey all the while making amazing experiences and memories with an amazing board.
On the top of the list, I’m an extremely social person, so I’m constantly spending time talking to or hanging out with friends. Besides that, I survive on stress, so I like to be involved in as many things as I can. In my first year, it was six committees in four student associations. In the upcoming year, it’s four committees, one working group, and two boards in four student associations. The workload fuels me. The third thing would be writing. I love to write, whether that is poetry or opinion pieces or advice pieces. I even have a website to compile all the stuff I’ve written.
I strongly believe that we are all born equal. That the spirit of humanity binds us all together and to the world. I strongly believe we thus have a duty to care for and stand up for our brothers and sisters and the world we live in due to the thread of our spirit that connects us all.
Thus, the most important ideal to me is having our voices heard. Everyone has a voice and deserves to have their voices heard equally. Oftentimes however entire communities like the Rohingyas in Southeast Asia or Syrian/Iraqi refugees in Europe go entirely unheard. Most minority communities as well often have their voices diminished or disregarded, I realised that throughout my life as a minority in Malaysia. Therefore I believe we all have duty to use our voices to stand up for and speak out for the silenced and the unheard.
I wouldn’t say any one song is the best song ever made. BUT two songs changed how I viewed myself and music as a baby teenager 6-8 years ago: Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean; Two Weeks by FKA twigs. They’ve been in my top played songs every year since.
I expect a busy year with, among other things, getting to know new people, a great time with my fellow board members and having a good election period. For this it is necessary that we provide GroenLinks with the best possible service. In my position I try to promote the provincial points of GroenLinks, because they are just as interesting as the national ones. In addition, I want to organize activities with the committees that can ensure a broader vision in people and therefore that they hopefully vote for GroenLinks 🙂 Furthermore, there are two additional things that I don’t have concrete ideas yet: how to to deal with all the corona measures and the “criticism” that we are a big board.
In my case it’s reading, from newspapers to literature, from magazines to holiday books. In addition, my two studies: French language and culture and Spanish language and culture. I also play tennis.
Equality is a very important theme for me. I feel connected to the LGBTQIA+ community and therefore think it is important that everyone is treated the same. This is necessary in all areas of society. As someone who has seen other people face discrimination, it is by far the most important topic for me at the moment.
I have many guilty pleasures: Chateau Meiland, ABBA, Eurovisiesongfestival, Geer en Goor…
The song that appears in all my playlists is Bad by David Guetta and Showtek.
I would like to learn more about bringing ideas to the municipality. How we can have the greatest possible positive influence together.
In my daily life I try to do as many new things as possible and to find perspectives on situations. I philosophize a lot and think a lot about what can be improved in society. Specifically, I am really creative with waste and I’m working on a plan to make the city waste-free. I also really enjoy acrobatics to keep my body active.
For me, the most important thing is that people are treated fairly and that basic needs are met. Be nice to each other!
I always have time to get a massage or eat a freshly baked vegan cake ;).
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain, Radiohead – You and Whose Army, Noahs Boat – Oh Death
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