Height is Just a Number

By Jet de Vries – It is a bit past 21:00  in Elsa’s Café in Oost, the room is packed and it smells like a mix of beer and sweaty football shirts. Ajax score their first goal against Juventus and the mainly male crowd goes wild, but the only things I am seeing are shoulders, chests, and maybe sometimes, when I’m lucky, one eighth of … Continue reading Height is Just a Number

Is Nuclear Energy the Future?

By Amber Roos – In March, Sannah van Balen, a green energy consultant, gave a TEDx talk at the annual TEDxAUCollege event. After getting her Masters in Nuclear Energy at the University of Cambridge, van Balen became passionate about changing the Netherlands’ dependence on fossil fuels. Her focus now is on opening up the conversation on nuclear energy, which is one of the reasons she … Continue reading Is Nuclear Energy the Future?

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

Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

By Saga Norrby – On Friday night, March 29, 2019, Joshua Harry van der Kroft Glanzberg passed away at the age of 24, following an accident at the metro station near his home in Amsterdam. Josh was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, and a friend of many alumni and students of Amsterdam University College, from which he graduated in 2017. Josh was … Continue reading Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown

By Veerle Fanoy – Teacher Alexandra Brown in an interview on the ins and outs of teaching, her dissertation, and Amsterdam. Birthday: July 6 Education: Bachelor Religious Studies at University of Calgary; Masters Religious Studies McMaster University; PhD Anthropology at McMaster University. Previous jobs: selling children’s books; World Wildlife Fund; freelance writer; fellow at Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World; researcher at … Continue reading Interview Without Words, Alexandra Brown

Sexual Violence Workshops at AUC: Making Our Bubble Safer

By Sophie Sutherland – This week is Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Amsterdam University College, but efforts in the area are not limited to this week alone. In the months leading up to now, the student life officer, Lydia Roberts, and her graduate assistant, Claudia Dictus, have developed and held workshops on sexual violence with different parts of the student body. Roberts explained that the … Continue reading Sexual Violence Workshops at AUC: Making Our Bubble Safer

Perspectives of AUC Students at the Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019

By Amber Roos – On March 9 there was a Women’s March in Amsterdam, where around 15,000 people came together to march  for equal rights and against oppression. Many Amsterdam University College (AUC) students could be found in the crowd that rainy Saturday. The event started at Dam Square with Museumplein as its final destination. According to Zahra Cobben, a second-year Science major, there was … Continue reading Perspectives of AUC Students at the Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019

Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

By Amber Roos Dinner with a Stranger is probably one of the most nerve-wrecking events a student of Amsterdam University College (AUC) can attend. Students sign up via a Google Form and either host a dinner for a stranger in their own room or get sent a random room number to go to for dinner. It was introduced by AUC’s Peer Support last year and … Continue reading Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students

By Jasmin Ronach Along with ‘excellent’ and ‘diverse’, students of Amsterdam University College (AUC) are often described as ‘ambitious’. Though this ambition may be a source of pride academically, the responses of 60 AUC students surveyed on Facebook indicate it has both positive and negative impacts on the non-academic areas of their lives, such as their eating habits. Almost three quarters of the students who … Continue reading Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students