From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

By Madelief van Dongen — When a bunch of students decided to throw a party in their decorated common room last year, they did not expect it to lead to a new function as DUWO ambassador. Hidde Griek, second-year Humanities major, and Noah van Genuchten, second-year Social Science major, were penalised by AUC after their dorm party last October got out of hand. What started off … Continue reading From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

By Maud Kuijpers — Amsterdam University College’s (AUC) academic building represents the main study space for the university’s student body. Especially with finals around the corner, and in a period where concentration and silence are key, opinions about the grand piano, located in the building’s common room, differ. In 2012, when AUC moved into its current building on Amsterdam Science Park, the university’s founding dean, Marijk … Continue reading AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

By Marik Westerhof — On a weekly basis, up to 100 euros worth of food and drinks are stolen from the canteen, coworkers say. Because of this, AUC’s self-service, which is unique among all Amsterdam faculty canteens, might disappear completely. Ever since the self-service was set up in 2017 by catering company Cormet, its staff had been witnessing small amounts of revenue missing every few days. … Continue reading Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

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AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

By Romee Dekker — Over the past few weeks, Amsterdam University College (AUC) has been suffering from a rash of thefts in and around the academic building (AB). As at least three laptops have been stolen in just the last month, several students believe the current security measures at AUC are far from sufficient. Nasiba Sharipova, a third-year Social Science major, said her laptop was stolen … Continue reading AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

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

AULeftovers – From Procrastination to Creating a Platform to Reduce Food Waste

By Anette Mäletjärv — When Oliver Reddy, a first-year Science major, spontaneously decided on one Friday in the middle of March to create a Facebook group “AULeftovers” for Amsterdam University College (AUC) students to share their leftover food, he had no bigger motivations behind it. Now, not even two months later, the group has more than 300 members and students perceive it as a great initiative … Continue reading AULeftovers – From Procrastination to Creating a Platform to Reduce Food Waste

Seeing Things in Colours with Gerrol Hoogvliets

By Saga Norrby — “We can do this…”, Gerrol Hoogvliets said and put his hands at the sides of his eyes, creating blinds on himself, “…and follow our own road, not looking back, not looking around us. I never do that. I always look around me. I always see what’s happening. That’s why my colours are working with me. I see things in colours. You know, … Continue reading Seeing Things in Colours with Gerrol Hoogvliets

Circus of the Rain: A review

By Rosalie Dielesen — Writing can be a tedious process. Think about how long it took you to finish your longest piece! 10 hours? Maybe 20 or even 100? You are not even coming close to the over 1000 hours it took for Pieter Buis, a third-year Humanities major from Amsterdam University College (AUC) to write his musical “Circus of the Rain”. The musical premiered on … Continue reading Circus of the Rain: A review

“Circus of the Rain” – AUC students produce a musical

By Tom Weber — Could you imagine living in an Amsterdam that is even more rainy? On Thursday, April 12, a group of Amsterdam University College (AUC) students will premier their musical “Circus of the Rain”, which will give a glimpse of what living with the consequences of climate change might look like. The play revolves around a group of circus performers and is staged in … Continue reading “Circus of the Rain” – AUC students produce a musical