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

From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. By Saga Norrby — Many are the students of academia who have at least once considered dropping out … Continue reading From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

by Lea Bonasera — Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Clara Frick cycles out of the dorms with a large dark-blue case on her back. She feels the case get heavier until she arrives at the cultural centre CREA where she sits down in the half circle of chairs and prepares her violin for a three-hour-long orchestra practice. Clara is a second-year Science major at AUC … Continue reading Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

By Pauline Hageman Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. —Grinding, rolling and baking. This is what some of us at AUC do regularly, … Continue reading Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

Review: Macbeth, A Musical

The combination of a Shakespearean drama and a lighthearted musical seemed ambitious at first, but OnStage did a great job connecting the two elements. On March 11, they premiered their new musical Macbeth at the Crea Theatre. With the addition of modern music, new dialogue, a dance crew, a choir and a band, to a well-known story, this performance of Macbeth was OnStage’s biggest show to date and hopefully not its last. Continue reading Review: Macbeth, A Musical

Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

By Tara Elsen Warning: the following article contains spoilers! — You know the flavor of life has soured like expired milk when you realize you should be writing an essay instead of a column for the student newspaper. However, in lieu of the imminent final exams and papers of this semester, the distraction that was Anomalisa (2015) provided the humbling realization that it could be … Continue reading Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

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

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

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

By Tara Elsen and Molly Fitz *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 … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’