By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?
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
By Rosalie Dielesen – On March 15, 40 000 protesters came together in The Hague at the Malieveld to demonstrate for a better education system. While the grassfield was teeming with teachers, students were largely conspicuous by their absence. This was an unusual protest for pedagogy because all levels of the education system decided to strike on the same day. There were around 2000 primary schools, … Continue reading At Protest for a Better Education System, a Noticeable Lack of Students
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
By Jasmin Ronach Whether you believe it or not, there is life outside “the bubble”. This term invokes the image of a small, protective environment, and refers to the dorms as the center point of many AUC students’ lives. An uneventful night seems unthinkable, but when it does occur, it is because most of us are buckling under the weight of deadlines and assignments. Sometimes, … Continue reading Amsterdam This March
By Edivaldo McEnroe As carnival is approaching – officially starting today, March 3 – so are the hordes of people, including some from AUC, towards the gates of Oeteldonk, Lampegat, and Maastricht. If only one of those cities sounds familiar to you, that is because the first two are known as Den Bosch and Eindhoven from Wednesday until next year’s carnival. Also, in Maastricht, the … Continue reading Carnival – A Party of Tradition and Togetherness
By Amber Roos In February, Amsterdam University College (AUC) will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. In 2005 this month was first celebrated in the UK to acknowledge struggles the LGBTQ+ community faces and to promote equality. At AUC the month will include many different events which will be organised by several bodies at AUC, namely AUC’s Health and Well-being team (including Peer Support), the Diversity Commission, … Continue reading Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC
By Rosalie Dielesen The year 2018 is coming to an end. An intense year for some, a year full of changes for others. Soon it is time for New Year’s resolutions, but not just yet. Now is the opportunity for food, family and, of course, ending the year with a bang.Therefore we have found a few venues for you to consider for your New Year’s … Continue reading Party like there is no 2019
By Saga Norrby In the past days, what looks like a bathtub made of white bricks with a giant old-fashioned metal faucet has appeared in the middle of the floor of Café Restaurant Polder. What it really is, is a restoration of an original water trough and pump, dating back to when Polder was a farm. As Polder is a cultural heritage site, the pump … Continue reading What’s Pumping at Polder?
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