Forgotten February

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a student unaffiliated with The Herring, and edited by staff. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect The Herring’s. By Erika Persson — It is halfway through January, and the students at Amsterdam University College are now in the second week of their intensive courses, the last ones in the careers of the February graduates from the class of … Continue reading Forgotten February

Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

By Christine van der Horst — Whereas most AUC students find themselves completely isolated from all social events during this time of the year because of finals, a small group proved themselves to be a welcome exception to the rule on December 13th. Instead of spending their nights studying behind their laptops, these students attended a storytelling event in the dorms organized by AUC’s brand … Continue reading Newly Formed Storytelling Group Hosts First Event

DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

By Cille Kaiser — Last Thursday, 15 December, housing agency DUWO issued an official warning to all students residing near KinderRijk, the daycare center located in the courtyard of the first building of the AUC dorms. The warning was issued in response to an incident that took place on the night between 9 and 10 December, during which a couch was thrown out of a … Continue reading DUWO and AUC Issue Formal Warning in Response to Couch Incident

DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms

By Vivianne Hericks — It is safe to say that everyone at AUC knows or knew someone who lived in a shared double room in their first year of university. These shared rooms consist of roughly 28 to 33 square meters and are therefore only slightly bigger than a single room. Despite the size, the students who rent these rooms each pay rent ranging from … Continue reading DUWO, AUC Staff, and Students Shed Light on “Tiny Double Rooms” in Dorms

The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

By Vincent Noteboom — It is common for those of us who use the Excellent and Diverse group on Facebook to come across people who request the return of their property to one of the bike sheds or common rooms. Many of us experience theft on some level throughout our time as AUC students. Most of the time property can be retrieved. However, when the theft … Continue reading The Dorms: Three Types of Stealing

From Common Room to so Much More, Peer Support Launches New Project Called ‘The Living Room’

By Christine van der Horst  –   In just two weeks, from the 7th until the 11th of November, the second edition of the AUC ‘Mental Health Week’ will take place. In light of this week, Peer Support has organized various events that will all share the main goal of breaking taboos surrounding mental illnesses and disorders. In the midst of their preparations for this occasion, … Continue reading From Common Room to so Much More, Peer Support Launches New Project Called ‘The Living Room’

Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

By Vincent Noteboom — Upon entering the dorms, we are greeted by the familiar smells of the apartment strings: beer, weed, cigarettes and garbage. The exception being that one string, which oddly enough always smells a bit like fish. In it, Kitsanin Thankyakulsajja (Kit) runs his project, an Omakase called Ephemeral. Omakase is Japanese for ‘I trust the chef’, a roughly translated, but classic name … Continue reading Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel

By Cille Kaiser — While the vast majority of first year students have now had at least three weeks to settle in the dorms, a handful are yet to move their furniture in or are, in some cases, still awaiting for a room assignment. According to the AUC Admissions Office, approximately ten first semester students had not yet been assigned accommodation at the dorms by … Continue reading Housing Chaos: First Year Students Find Themselves at Local Hostel

The Truth About Empty Beds: Administration Sheds Light on AUC-DUWO Financial Agreement

By Lilli Kuechle — AUC’s relationship with the Dutch student-housing non-profit organization DUWO is a common gripe among its students, with complaints on the Excellent and Diverse Students of AUC Facebook group ranging from security issues and high costs to broken laundry machines and magnetic keys. One recurring rumour is that AUC purposefully keeps beds in the dorms empty as part of their agreement with … Continue reading The Truth About Empty Beds: Administration Sheds Light on AUC-DUWO Financial Agreement

AUC Students Open Free Shop At Dorms

By Cristina Vintimilla – On March 17, AUC students Steffi Geelen and Isa Altink opened a free shop in the AUC dorms that allows students to exchange unused or unwanted things. The purpose of the shop is to encourage students to recycle their objects such as clothes, books or furniture instead of selling or throwing them away. “Both of us always buy our stuff second … Continue reading AUC Students Open Free Shop At Dorms