Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC

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

Party like there is no 2019

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

What’s Pumping at Polder?

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?

If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations

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

Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša        “You wanted to be kidnapped by the movie – and to be kidnapped was to be overwhelmed by the physical presence of the image. The experience of ‘going to the movies’ was part of it. To see a great film only on television isn’t to … Continue reading Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action

By Saga Norrby At a Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) held at Amsterdam University College (AUC) last weekend, close to 200 attendants were encouraged to hold older generations accountable, and to redefine what ‘climate action’ means – is it about emission reduction, or is it more? The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Friday Oct. 19, and the following … Continue reading The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action

Dreaming Big About Tiny Houses

By Saga Norrby  — In 1994 Laurens Schasfoort – a then 29-year-old Dutchman – went to Tanzania and Kenya with the intention to teach. Having already taught physics and chemistry in the Netherlands, he thought he could be of help there. But looking back, present-day Schasfoort attributes the thinking of his younger self to “white arrogance.” “I think I can learn more from them than they … Continue reading Dreaming Big About Tiny Houses

Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

By Tara Elsen Warning: the following article contains spoilers! — You know the flavor of life has soured like expired milk when you realize you should be writing an essay instead of a column for the student newspaper. However, in lieu of the imminent final exams and papers of this semester, the distraction that was Anomalisa (2015) provided the humbling realization that it could be … Continue reading Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

Technology of the Oblivion

By Marie Verheul — The Celluloid exhibition is located within the heart of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam’s Noord district, and attempts to portray art as pertaining to analogue film. The artistic quality of this film-form emphasizes the unsurpassed power of projected images, which allows the audience to zoom in on the temporal dynamics at work. This is done in order to highlight the artists’ … Continue reading Technology of the Oblivion