EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

Carnival – A Party of Tradition and Togetherness

By Edivaldo McEnroe As carnival is approaching – officially starting today, March 3 – so are the hordes of people, including some from AUC, towards the gates of Oeteldonk, Lampegat, and Maastricht. If only one of those cities sounds familiar to you, that is because the first two are known as Den Bosch and Eindhoven from Wednesday until next year’s carnival. Also, in Maastricht, the … Continue reading Carnival – A Party of Tradition and Togetherness

No Solution Rising for Broken Elevators in Science Park

By Edivaldo McEnroe — At least one of the six elevators being broken at the dorms has become commonplace; a great annoyance of Amsterdam University College students that inhabit the building. Despite housing agency DUWO’s recent announcement that all elevators have been fixed, issues seem to remain. Students are prevented from bringing their bikes or other large items downstairs because of the broken elevators. Others have … Continue reading No Solution Rising for Broken Elevators in Science Park