A new beginning is not always easy, especially when you’re in a new city

where you don’t know anyone yet or during times where most of your

friends are in their home country. The new Covid-19 regulations

might have also set some more obstacles into one's way. So here

are the TOP 5 Ways to Get to Know New People in Amsterdam.

  

1. Message people on social media: The first dm might be

weird, but don’t be shy, reach out to people! A lot of people

are new here and most of them will be happy to get a

message from you. Tip: @uva.bios posts profiles and

biographies of first year students at the University

of Amsterdam on Instagram. Check out their

profile and  make new friends.  

 

2. Go to Off-Screen events: Even though most

of the events are online at the moment, they’re still

very informative, a lot of fun and a great opportunity

to make new  friends and get to know fellow

Off-Screeners.  

 

3. Download a dating app: Believe it or not, dating apps can be

of great help to connect with people when you’re in a new city. If

you don’t want to meet anyone in a  romantical way, try Bumble

Friends.  

 

4. Go to the library: There’s not a lot of places to be during these times, but

libraries are still open. Start a conversation with people there. Of  course in a

Corona-proof  way with lots of distance. An ice-breaker could be: Do you have

some hand  sanitizer?  

5. Start a conversation with people at the supermarket: We’re all desperate and there’s 

probably no 5 legitimate ways to meet people right now, so start a conversation with

strangers in the city or at the supermarket. It might get you into a very awkward  situation

but could also be the start of a great friendship. Game suggestion: hold an eggplant, make eye

contact with a person, wink at them and see where it goes (if  you actually do this, we want to

hear about it!).

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Last week the online Halloween Borrel took place on Discord and we had lots of fun! Apart from talking we could also take part in games, from Among Us to Liq-uor-Treat as well as Trivia! Thanks everyone for coming and, at this opportunity, having a little talk with Off-Screen On-Screen! We got some juicy stories in the Halloween Confessions room - drunken stories of nights out, falling off bikes and little blackouts (we too girl…). Some wild nights were recounted from ski trips and a trip to Paris, as well as nights in Amsterdam - during and after borrels. Everyone showed off their costumes and chugged some drinks. We were shown some crazy artifacts by Luke (a lute with ostrich legs for example) who won the costume contest with his shockingly accurate Jigsaw costume. We’re all looking forward to the next borrel and we hope to have just as much fun as this time around!

Last week the online Halloween Borrel took place on Discord and we had lots of fun! Apart from talking we could also take part in games, from Among Us to Liq-uor-Treat as well as Trivia! Thanks everyone for coming and, at this opportunity, having a little talk with Off-Screen On-Screen! We got some juicy stories in the Halloween Confessions room - drunken stories of nights out, falling off bikes and little blackouts (we too girl…). Some wild nights were recounted from ski trips and a trip to Paris, as well as nights in Amsterdam - during and after borrels. Everyone showed off their costumes and chugged some drinks. We were shown some crazy artifacts by Luke (a lute with ostrich legs for example) who won the costume contest with his shockingly accurate Jigsaw costume. We’re all looking forward to the next borrel and we hope to have just as much fun as this time around!

         5 Ways to Meet People

     During Corona

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Want to re-live all fun Off-Screen memories of when we could still physically meet each other?! Check out the pictures of the Introduction Weekend, Las Vegas Borrel and Comedy Night here!

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On-Screen had to let go of our horoscope writer because of budget cuts. This is the last piece she wrote after receiving the news of her dismissal.

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What is the ascending movement ’Slow Life’ and 

   why you should consider it for a better life - from

       an anxious brain to yours 🙇🏻‍♀️

Sagittarius: MUAHHAHHAHAH this month you are going to prison!! Your so adored liberty is over now, feeling trapped yet Sagittarius?

Leo: No predictions for you this month. why are you crying? You want some attention??

Aquarius: okay we got it, you are a stone cold as* b….. show us some emotion… seriously, weirdo.

Taurus: your Capricorn friend hates you.

Cancer: we all know this is the worst sign! Come on why would you call it cancer? What happened cancer? You got emotional again?? So predictable.

Capricorn: your Taurus friend thinks you hate them (no idea why :/)

 

Scorpio: You're not quirky and weird. You are just someone that found an excuse for being an unorganized mess.

 

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24  IDFA x Off-Screen

25  Career Workshops

 

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09  Borrel #5

16  Online Workshop #1

 

Coming Up: November

08  Movie Night #2

09  Study Session #2: MIT

02  Party #1 (tbd)

07  GMA #2

07  Borrel #7

Coming Up: December

Since the early 2000s people have been exposed to a humongous (yeah… I just

    wanted to use that word haha) amount of information all the time, thanks to the

        advancements in media! Now, with a simple movement with your finger you can

            have the world’s information, from isolated islands to the amazon rainforest,

                which is amazing :) but hold on… I said hold up wait a minute… and you already

                    know how it goes (in case you don’t, click here :) )what does it do to our brains

                         and overall quality of life? Because certainly the human brain is not made for

                             such an overwhelming environment, think about when people felt boredom

                                 without the internet, can you imagine the level of that? Hahah 😰               

                                      *nervous laughs*

 

                                              This overwhelming way of living ends up causing a lot of anxiety on people

                                                   and make them a lot of times not be able to focus on one thing at once. For

                                                       example, have you ever caught yourself not being able to only focus on a movie

                                                           but also having to do something else on your phone? This kind of response is

                                                                exactly what triggers the brain to be anxious, when you don’t have a second

                                                                     activity… overthinking paradise 🌴

 

                                                                              So what can be done? That is where the Slow Life Movement shines ✨

                                                                                  Taking it slow, doing things mindfully, meditating. Being able to quiet

                                                                                      your mind and let it be still, being comfortable with being… and that’s

                                                                                          it. Just stop speeding with life, just sit and enjoy this continuous present

                                                                                        moment we call living. I’m not saying  anxiety is that simple, but defi-

                                                                                   nitely being calm about it (not anxious) is a great start! I believe in you!

                                                                           And remember… meditate, get money 💸🕉

 

Pisces: O.M.G you are such a lunatic!! Yeah yeah… your dreams will come to reality this time… pay attention! Careful not to step and fall while you read and dream about this prediction.

Libra: You know that one time where your friends forgot to invite you to a party. They didn't forget, they just didn't want you there.

Aries: Yes! This time the conflict was not your fault and you were right to react that way! Disagree with me, what are you going to do bully a piece of paper?

Virgo: Your old family recipe for apple pie is a lie. Your grandma has it off the back of a home cook magazine (a cheap one as well).

Gemini: That one kid in school that bullied you was right; you do have a weird annoying laugh.

Pierina Fiestas

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