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Winter Break at AUC: Where Did Everyone Go?

By Cille Kaiser and Konstantin Kirilov — As finals week drew to a close, and with it the fall semester, AUC and its dormitories turned into a virtual ghost town in a matter of days. To get a sense of where and how everyone is spending their winter break, we created an online questionnaire that ended up receiving more than 230 responses. Below you can find the detailed results, … Continue reading Winter Break at AUC: Where Did Everyone Go?

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Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

By Christine van der Horst — Whereas most AUC students find themselves completely isolated from all social events during this time of the year because of finals, a small group proved themselves to be a welcome exception to the rule on December 13th. Instead of spending their nights studying behind their laptops, these students attended a storytelling event in the dorms organized by AUC’s brand … Continue reading Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

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DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

By Cille Kaiser — Last Thursday, 15 December, housing agency DUWO issued an official warning to all students residing near KinderRijk, the daycare center located in the courtyard of the first building of the AUC dorms. The warning was issued in response to an incident that took place on the night between 9 and 10 December, during which a couch was thrown out of a … Continue reading DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

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Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s Editorial Board, and edited by staff. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Cille Kaiser — On Wednesday, November 23rd, a student shared a screenshot on ‘The excellent and diverse people of AUC’, the Facebook … Continue reading Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

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Technology of the Oblivion

By Marie Verheul — The Celluloid exhibition is located within the heart of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam’s Noord district, and attempts to portray art as pertaining to analogue film. The artistic quality of this film-form emphasizes the unsurpassed power of projected images, which allows the audience to zoom in on the temporal dynamics at work. This is done in order to highlight the artists’ … Continue reading Technology of the Oblivion

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Does Academia Care About Your Emotions?

By Matilda Médard — From the 7th until the 11th of November, Amsterdam University College was host to a series of events aimed at starting discussion around mental health, held under the banner ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, and organized by the Peer Support team in co-operation with the Student Life Officer Vinika Porwal. In parallel, a debate on trigger warnings is growing in a polarizing … Continue reading Does Academia Care About Your Emotions?

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Rolling, Loving Alice

By Christine van der Horst — Last Monday and Tuesday, AUC’s cafeteria was turned into a small theatre by the performing arts group On Stage. While it caused some inconvenience, the result — the Loving Alice play, with its great casting, interesting scene decoration and a very professional attitude — was well worth it. Its script contained some flaws but the leading roles took this … Continue reading Rolling, Loving Alice

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Excellent, but Maybe Not So Diverse: AUC’s Male/Female Ratio

By Christine van der Horst — AUC is a female dominated environment. With the male/female ratio growing slightly more disproportionate every year, the institution has reached a point at which close to two-thirds of its students are female. The Herring discussed the matter with staff and students to shed light upon the situation by identifying possible explanations for the sex gap, as well as discussing the consequences … Continue reading Excellent, but Maybe Not So Diverse: AUC’s Male/Female Ratio

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Catch and Right2Education Team Up For Charity Run

By Vincent Noteboom — On Sunday, November 27th, Catch and Right2Education (R2E) will collaborate and host a fundraising run, the money from which will go towards R2E and their efforts in helping refugees get a diploma in the Dutch language. “Should you be interested, you can still partake [in the run] or sponsor, and this would be great for more than just the members of … Continue reading Catch and Right2Education Team Up For Charity Run

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DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms

By Vivianne Hericks — It is safe to say that everyone at AUC knows or knew someone who lived in a shared double room in their first year of university. These shared rooms consist of roughly 28 to 33 square meters and are therefore only slightly bigger than a single room. Despite the size, the students who rent these rooms each pay rent ranging from … Continue reading DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms