Why the Quitting Social Media Trend Isn’t Taking Off at AUC

By Laura Illeris — At a time when social media companies are increasingly under scrutiny and our lives are uploaded to the Cloud on a daily basis, a countertrend of giving up likes and instant gratification by abandoning social media is emerging. However, some students at Amsterdam University College (AUC) following this trend are facing a major obstacle. They feel that AUC relies too heavily on … Continue reading Why the Quitting Social Media Trend Isn’t Taking Off at AUC

The Action-plan: Working Towards a Resolution to Fight Depression at AUC

By Lieselotte Oudega — With the final capstone deadline approaching, the last exams and deadlines being prepared and the question of what to do next year echoing in their head, there is a big chance that depression will be looming around the third-years at Amsterdam University College (AUC). It turns out that these feelings are tormenting almost half of the students at AUC and more than … Continue reading The Action-plan: Working Towards a Resolution to Fight Depression at AUC

The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

By Rosa Juffer — The high workload, demanding classes and attendance requirements of Amsterdam University College (AUC) often take their toll on its students. For many, the prospect of an upcoming deadline is stressful enough to opt for an extra hour of study instead of hitting the gym. However, according to mental and physical health experts, it is exactly this exercise that could relieve some of … Continue reading The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

[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

[Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

By Christine van der Horst Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 student council election debate on Wednesday May 17. Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the debate. 18:39: Sofija Stefanovic (Student Council) announces the start of the debate. She highlights that the debate is, besides a chance to get to know the different parties and their candidates, also a … Continue reading [Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Welcome to the 2017 AUCSA Election GA live blog. Couldn’t make it in person? Read The Herring’s live coverage of the event below: 17:30 – Lance Bosch kicks off the event. He walks the audience through the agenda. The agenda is passed unanimously.   17:50 – The vote for the new advisory council is passed unanimously. It will consist of Lance Bosch, Ellen Ackroyd, Petra … Continue reading [Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

[Live Blog] 2017 General Assembly: As It Is Happening

By Thanos Theofanakis — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of the AUCSA Budget GA on Sunday the 26th of February. Below you will find continuous and time-stamped coverage on all events of the GA. 13:22 – Lance Bosch asks the GA whether there should be a vote on whether the TEDx budget should be discussed first. After several attempts, the proposal is unanimously … Continue reading [Live Blog] 2017 General Assembly: As It Is Happening

[LIVE BLOG] 25th General Assembly: As It Happened

By Liselotte van Balen and Vivianne Hericks — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of AUCSA’s 25th General Assembly, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. Below you will find a continuously updated, time-stamped summary of events. As always, if you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us via our ‘news tips’ section, our Facebook page, or through Twitter. Now on to the 25th GA! … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 25th General Assembly: As It Happened

[LIVE BLOG] 24th General Assembly: As It Happened

By Tamar Bot and Maxime Garcia Diaz — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of AUCSA’s 24th General Assembly, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. Below you will find a continuously-updated, time-stamped summary of events. As always, if you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us via our ‘news tips’ section, our Facebook page, or through Twitter. Now on to the … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 24th General Assembly: As It Happened

[LIVE BLOG] 23rd General Assembly: As It Happened

By Tamar Bot, Maxime Garcia Diaz and Konstantin Kirilov — Dear readers, welcome to our live coverage of AUC’s 23rd General Assembly, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. Below you will find a continuously-updated, time-stamped summary of events, which is also available simultaneously on our Twitter feed. As always, if you have comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us via our … Continue reading [LIVE BLOG] 23rd General Assembly: As It Happened