Patrick Jans
Patrick is a second year Econometrics student and a second year MC member. He plays korfbal in Groningen for the Parabool, while in the summer he likes to go surfing. Furthermore, he enjoys traveling around the world and likes to watch football.

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Are we alone in the universe?

Are we alone in the universe?

Are we alone in the universe? A question that has occupied and fascinated human mind for generations. But with the enormous size of the universe, we can’t possibly be alone right? – Patrick Jans

The GameStop Market Chaos

The GameStop Market Chaos

You’ve probably heard of Reddit before. It is a social media platform consisting of a network of communities, called subreddits. Most people tend to use Reddit to post messages and share content with each other. Last week however, members of the subreddit r/wallstreetbets all helped raise the stock of Gamestop, a struggling American videogame retailer, from $20 to a stunning $480. This resulted in huge profits and losses, and overall a very volatile stock market. So, how did a group of redditors manage to dominate the stock exchange?

The price of a COVID-free society

The price of a COVID-free society

  While almost the whole world is struggling to get a grip on COVID-19, New Zealand has been held up as an example by many of how to handle the virus outbreak. Due to closing their borders to non-citizens and enforcing a strict lockdown for six weeks, life in New...