ASH Member and Writer | 2021-2022

Kevin Sikkema - He/him

Hey, I’m Kevin and I’ll be a writer for the ASH this year. I’m currently 20 years old and a first year American Studies student. Before starting with American Studies I did a year of European Languages and Cultures (also at the RuG), but I’m happy to report that I’m at the right place now. I’m very excited to see what this year will bring, both for the ASH and myself.

Although I’ve always had some sort of interest in writing, an increasing interest in journalism that I developed during my ELC year is what really motivated me to join the ASH. I think writing is a great way to reflect upon and discover the world. Writing is not just the process of putting words onto paper, it’s so much more. It’s really a process of thinking, exploring and researching. My interests mainly lie in politics, history and society as a whole. However, my interest can really be sparked by anything. I’ve for example developed somewhat of an interest in urban planning over the last year for some reason. I hope reading our articles will be as enjoyable for you as writing them is for us!

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