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

[Live Blog] 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As it Happens

By Miles Henderson, Saga Norrby, and Sophie Sutherland Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly (GA) on Wednesday 17 October, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. During the GA, the 2018-2019 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find a continuously updated, time-stamped summary of events. As always, if you have comments or … Continue reading [Live Blog] 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As it Happens

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?

[Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening

Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 28th AUCSA GA on Wednesday 18 October. During the GA, the 2017-2018 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find continuous time-stamped coverage of the GA. — 12:28 – A crowd is slowly assembling. The GA will start shortly. 12:46 – Over a hundred people have joined the GA. “Money Money Money” by ABBA … Continue reading [Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening

Scopophilia presents “Hidden Systems”

By Veerle Fanoy –Although the weather may imply otherwise, ‘Hidden Systems’, the summer edition of AUC’s biannual festival Scopophilia will be held at Cinetol this Saturday, September 30. The event was originally scheduled for June 18, in the previous semester, but had to be postponed due to a budget miscommunication. According to Gordon Lucas, the Art Committee’s CAO at the time and a third-year Science … Continue reading Scopophilia presents “Hidden Systems”

RAW unites AUC’s photografficionados

With the start of 2017’s fall semester, shutterbugs can join forces under RAW, AUC’s new photography community. According to Muzi Ndiweni, third-year Science major and current chair, RAW is meant to be a network for photographers; a community instead of a committee – the label by which most AUCSA initiatives go. Continue reading RAW unites AUC’s photografficionados

Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections

By Vivianne Hericks 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. — AMSTERDAM – On May 9, the new members of the Amsterdam University College Student … Continue reading Mixed Perceptions of Elections Commission Following AUCSA Elections