From Overspending to Underspending

By Cristina Miceli – After two years of underspending, the debt of the AUC Student Association (AUCSA) has finally been paid off. According to Willemijn de Hoop, current treasurer of the AUCSA, the association will be financially healthy again by the end of the semester. With a projected budget deficit of 26.500 euros at the end of May 2018, a debt-free AUCSA seemed like a … Continue reading From Overspending to Underspending

Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

By Miloš Maggiore – On May 19, the management team of Anna’s Tuin en Ruigte will host a spring festival together with OnStage – AUC’s performing arts committee – on the patch of land opposite the academic building. The festival will consist of several activities, including workshops in fermentation, greener gardening, permaculture, and urban farming. There will also be a bake-sale and a pizza-baking workshop, … Continue reading Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

By Alice Mechoulam – On the evening of May 7, around 20 people showed up at Zeeburgia for the fifth edition of Voices of AUC. According to the Student Council (SC) and the organising team, the turnout was much lower compared to last year’s edition. This disappointing outcome, according to the organisers, seems to be the result of delayed promotion and unfortunate timing. Once a … Continue reading Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

A Piece of Green for AUC

By Valérie Heinz – Toward the end of last year, the foundation Anna´s Tuin and Ruigte, which runs the community garden in Science Park, dedicated the area behind the Snackwagen to AUC students. The idea was to initiate collaborative work between AUC students and Anna´s Tuin, giving students the chance to bring life to their own gardening and art projects. Now, around five months later, … Continue reading A Piece of Green for AUC

Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

– By Beatrice Hillen – In the upcoming AUCSA elections, only one candidate is running for the position of treasurer and secretary respectively, practically guaranteeing them the position. For the three Committee Affairs Officer positions, only four candidates are running. This candidate shortage is not new. AUCSA’s current treasurer, Willemijn de Hoop, was also the only one running for treasurer during last year’s elections. The shortage … Continue reading Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

By Daria van Duren – AUC’s latest musical, The Art of Losing, is an entertaining, and at the same time educational, story about the forgetfulness that comes with Alzheimer’s disease and the impact that this has on both the patients and the people close to them. The Art of Losing is the fourth original musical produced by the committee OnStage, and will be performed on May … Continue reading The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

By Jet de Vries – On the morning of April 15, the students that walked into the Academic Building (AB) were pleasantly surprised by something new. Plants were being arranged on the first, second and third floor, adding living, green decoration worth just under 13.000 euros to the modern building. “I saw it and I was like: Plants! Good! Finally some life in the AB,” … Continue reading Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

By Jet de Vries – “For the Student Council of Amsterdam University College, with the high attendance rate of 28,89%, the chosen candidates are Valerie Heinz, Jael Kortekaas, Annemijn Ooms, Bart Knibbe, and Bluma Brecher,” announced the head of the Student Council elections committee of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) on Thursday, April 11. While the audience that had gathered in the ‘StudentenD0k’, the headquarters of … Continue reading Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam takes place from 14th to the 25th of November this year, offering a large scale caleidoscope of cinematic visions. These visions, carefully selected from all over the world, are both excellent and diverse. The documentary genre appears to be the … Continue reading If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations

Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša        “You wanted to be kidnapped by the movie – and to be kidnapped was to be overwhelmed by the physical presence of the image. The experience of ‘going to the movies’ was part of it. To see a great film only on television isn’t to … Continue reading Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide