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Mental Health Awareness Week Stimulates Discussion Among Students

By Cille Kaiser  — On Monday, November 7th, during the opening event of the Mental Health Awareness Week, two students got the chance to share their personal experiences. The event, organized by AUC’s Peer Support Team and hosted at their Living Room in the dorms, attracted roughly 20 guests. The aim was to talk about coping with mood disorders and anxiety; the broader purpose of the entire … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week Stimulates Discussion Among Students

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Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

By Tara Elsen *The article contains potential spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Gaspar Noé’s 2009 film, be sure to do so first, or proceed with reading at your own risk. —ENTER. THE. VOID. flashes up on screen, words in succession one after another, and commands the concentration of the viewer to the nerve numbing nature of the film world; the blue and orange pulsating … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

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AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks

By Cille Kaiser — On Thursday night, Amsterdam University College’s Student Association (AUCSA) and Student Council welcomed approximately 70 guests from universities across the country to the annual Constitution Drinks. The purpose of the event, a tradition for Dutch study associations, was for AUCSA and the Student Council to formally introduce themselves and to network with their counterparts at other University Colleges. Co-chair of the … Continue reading AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks

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The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

By Vincent Noteboom — It is common for those of us who use the Excellent and Diverse group on Facebook to come across people who request the return of their property to one of the bike sheds or common rooms. Many of us experience theft on some level throughout our time as AUC students. Most of the time property can be retrieved. However, when the theft … Continue reading The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

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No Reading Week for the Sciences

By Vivianne Hericks — The time has finally come to take a breather from the first half of the semester with the arrival of the so-called reading week, or at least for some of AUC’s students. This means a week without lectures – giving students the opportunity to work on material that has been specifically assigned for this week, catch up on readings, or simply … Continue reading No Reading Week for the Sciences

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[LIVE BLOG] 25th General Assembly: As It Happened

By Liselotte van Balen and Vivianne Hericks — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of AUCSA’s 25th General Assembly, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. Below you will find a continuously updated, time-stamped summary of events. As always, if you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us via our ‘news tips’ section, our Facebook page, or through Twitter. Now on to the 25th GA! … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 25th General Assembly: As It Happened

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From Common Room to so Much More, Peer Support Launches New Project Called ‘The Living Room’

By Christine van der Horst  –   In just two weeks, from the 7th until the 11th of November, the second edition of the AUC ‘Mental Health Week’ will take place. In light of this week, Peer Support has organized various events that will all share the main goal of breaking taboos surrounding mental illnesses and disorders. In the midst of their preparations for this occasion, … Continue reading From Common Room to so Much More, Peer Support Launches New Project Called ‘The Living Room’

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Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen Appointed as New Head of Studies Humanities

By Cille Kaiser — Amsterdam University College has announced Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen as the new Head of Studies (HoS) for the Humanities department. She was offered the position after going through an open application process. Dr. Willemsen officially took up the position on October 1st, 2016, succeeding Dr. Rebecca Lindner, who left AUC at the end of the last academic year for the University of … Continue reading Dr. Mariëtte Willemsen Appointed as New Head of Studies Humanities

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Introducing Your New Student Council

By Cille Kaiser — Over a month into the new academic year, AUC’s Student Council is preparing to host their first big event as a new team. What have they been working on in the run-up to this event, and what are their visions for the coming year? The Herring talked to four Council members to find out more about who they are, what they … Continue reading Introducing Your New Student Council

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Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt

By Konstantin Kirilov — As a warm summer’s evening was drawing to a close over the Bosphorus on July 15, nobody could have expected that in just a few hours the world’s attention would suddenly shift towards Turkey. Indeed, as elements within the country’s Armed Forces attempted to carry out a coup d’état, international media struggled to keep up with the pace of events. The … Continue reading Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt