Why the Quitting Social Media Trend Isn’t Taking Off at AUC

By Laura Illeris — At a time when social media companies are increasingly under scrutiny and our lives are uploaded to the Cloud on a daily basis, a countertrend of giving up likes and instant gratification by abandoning social media is emerging. However, some students at Amsterdam University College (AUC) following this trend are facing a major obstacle. They feel that AUC relies too heavily on … Continue reading Why the Quitting Social Media Trend Isn’t Taking Off at AUC

The Action-plan: Working Towards a Resolution to Fight Depression at AUC

By Lieselotte Oudega — With the final capstone deadline approaching, the last exams and deadlines being prepared and the question of what to do next year echoing in their head, there is a big chance that depression will be looming around the third-years at Amsterdam University College (AUC). It turns out that these feelings are tormenting almost half of the students at AUC and more than … Continue reading The Action-plan: Working Towards a Resolution to Fight Depression at AUC

Willemijn de Hoop: The Hope for a Debt-free AUCSA?

By Max van Geuns — With a projected budget deficit of 26,500 euros at the end of this academic year, Willemijn de Hoop, a second-year Science major, was the only candidate brave enough to apply for the Treasury of the Amsterdam University College Student Association (AUCSA) of 2018-2019. After two years of overspending and budget cuts, she is taking the high road with a five-year payback … Continue reading Willemijn de Hoop: The Hope for a Debt-free AUCSA?

The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

By Rosa Juffer — The high workload, demanding classes and attendance requirements of Amsterdam University College (AUC) often take their toll on its students. For many, the prospect of an upcoming deadline is stressful enough to opt for an extra hour of study instead of hitting the gym. However, according to mental and physical health experts, it is exactly this exercise that could relieve some of … Continue reading The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

AUC’s History Track: in Need of a Revamp to Change for the Better

By Malou Miedema — The history track needs a revamp if it is to become a well-rounded track, according to current and former students of history courses at Amsterdam University College (AUC). For current and prospective history students, good news is on the horizon: after the changes to the Film track, which are to be implemented in the forthcoming semester, the History track is next in … Continue reading AUC’s History Track: in Need of a Revamp to Change for the Better

From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

By Madelief van Dongen Disclaimer: As a result of anonymity issues, edits to this story have been made after publication. — When a bunch of students decided to throw a party in their decorated common room last year, they did not expect it to lead to a new function as DUWO ambassador. Hidde Griek, second-year Humanities major, and Noah van Genuchten, second-year Social Science major, were … Continue reading From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

By Maud Kuijpers — Amsterdam University College’s (AUC) academic building represents the main study space for the university’s student body. Especially with finals around the corner, and in a period where concentration and silence are key, opinions about the grand piano, located in the building’s common room, differ. In 2012, when AUC moved into its current building on Amsterdam Science Park, the university’s founding dean, Marijk … Continue reading AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

By Marik Westerhof — On a weekly basis, up to 100 euros worth of food and drinks are stolen from the canteen, coworkers say. Because of this, AUC’s self-service, which is unique among all Amsterdam faculty canteens, might disappear completely. Ever since the self-service was set up in 2017 by catering company Cormet, its staff had been witnessing small amounts of revenue missing every few days. … Continue reading Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

By Romee Dekker — Over the past few weeks, Amsterdam University College (AUC) has been suffering from a rash of thefts in and around the academic building (AB). As at least three laptops have been stolen in just the last month, several students believe the current security measures at AUC are far from sufficient. Nasiba Sharipova, a third-year Social Science major, said her laptop was stolen … Continue reading AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted

By Anne Oor — Amsterdam University College (AUC) and its excellent and diverse students are known within its community for the ‘vegan culture’ that is present. This culture entails a trend of students converting to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles after coming to AUC. Based on a recent survey conducted through The Excellent and Diverse Facebook group with a response of 200 people, 42,5% of the AUC … Continue reading Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted