On the Silent Disaster in Higher Education

Maybe this article hasn’t been accessible to most of you who come to read the Pangaea blog entries, but last week, a Biologist and Statistician of the UGent published an article on Knack.be about the responses he read on a student-survey regarding their lives during the lock-down, and his realisations are heartbreaking, confronting and infuriating.Continue reading “On the Silent Disaster in Higher Education”

Fantastic Masks and Where to Find them

Hint: Not on most people out in the streets (yet)… I have seen the “wear a mask!”-trend at its infancy (the beginning of the spread of covid-19 beyond China), and I see it now. For the most part, I don’t think much has changed yet. People still look oddly towards any mouth-and-nose-cover that isn’t aContinue reading “Fantastic Masks and Where to Find them”

After the Great Realisation

A few days ago I wrote a post on the poem by Probably Tomfoolery, and if you guys thought I was able to get it out of my head since then, I can assure you you have thought wrong… The poem is incredibly well-written. It takes you, of course aided by visual representation of realContinue reading “After the Great Realisation”

Must-See Shows/Movies for Self-Growth

I know, I know, this is the most stereotypical blog-post you can think of, besides (baking) recipes. And we’ve already done the mandatory post about baking-related things. But this one is really more self-development and -realisation inclined than your standard “yo watch this Netflix show, it’s DOPE”-post There’s a lot of ideas regarding how moviesContinue reading “Must-See Shows/Movies for Self-Growth”

Regarding The Great Realisation

Have you seen this video yet? It’s a poem about the world-wide pandemic, our lives and society before that, and what good could come out of this. And I can’t stop watching it. Seriously. I don’t know about you guys but I have spent the past two weeks feeling pretty well adjusted to this situation.Continue reading “Regarding The Great Realisation”

25 years of Pangaea – Hooray!

Our home away from home is turning a quarter of a century this week – and what a journey it’s been! I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of being with it for all its life, but if, like me, you are curious about why we got this beautiful, vibrant place and how it cameContinue reading “25 years of Pangaea – Hooray!”

I’m in a mood today

And no, it’s not because of the lock-down or the Coronavirus. Do you guys remember the time before the lock-down, when some days would just feel meh and meek, and while you could wake up and be perfectly fine, it wouldn’t take a lot for you to just feel off after a while and youContinue reading “I’m in a mood today”

There’s Been Some Changes!

This lock-down has been going on for a while now, and while we’ve been trying hard to keep you updated, busy, included, and most importantly sane during these chaotic times, we’ve had a talk and realised we need to change some things to keep up with you, our most valuable connections (and tethers to theContinue reading “There’s Been Some Changes!”

If You Walk For Long Enough, You Will Find Answers

On Monday, after posting the previous blog post, I went for a very long walk on the outskirts of Heverlee, I saw a surprising few amount of people, and discovered new, grass-covered and bush-surrounded roads. I was gone for two hours, and the only thing I used my phone for was Spotify-ing my new favouriteContinue reading “If You Walk For Long Enough, You Will Find Answers”

The Sun Is Our Friend. And Right Now, We Need Her Desperately.

I might be the whitest person around here (Scottish roots show through the almost translucently fair skin, face full of freckles from 10 minutes out in the sunlight, and ginger-red hair), but I can’t be the only one celebrating the arrival of late spring and warm weather. Now of course I don’t know just howContinue reading “The Sun Is Our Friend. And Right Now, We Need Her Desperately.”