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

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

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

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

From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. By Saga Norrby — Many are the students of academia who have at least once considered dropping out … Continue reading From Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner: The Journey of Katherine DeWitt

Enterprise Project: Haider’s Journey

By Clara Kelvin-Grey — When Haider began his journey in the southern Iraqi city of Al Diwaniyah, he had no way of knowing it would take him clean across the continent to central Amsterdam. From a beach in Bodrum to a UN camp in Hungary and a hotel in Vienna, click on the images below to retrace his steps in this beautifully-illustrated Enterprise Project from last semester’s Journalism class. Continue reading Enterprise Project: Haider’s Journey

Enterprise Project: Long Distance Relationships

By Rosanne van Kommer — A little over three years ago I met a girl online, who had one thing in common with me, which was our love for a British boy-band named One Direction. While in the beginning our relationship was merely based on this mutual interest and took place on public social media like Twitter and Tumblr, we became closer over time and now she … Continue reading Enterprise Project: Long Distance Relationships

It Causes Trouble When Invisibles Show Their Struggle

 By Ina Schebler  – Sheyi greets the men unloading shopping carts and carrying the stuff up the wooden stairs that make it possible to enter the parking garage. He passes by them and walks into the dark staircase that leads several floors up to his room. The stairs are dirty, the walls smeared with letterings often featuring the slogan “Geen mens is illegaal” (No human is … Continue reading It Causes Trouble When Invisibles Show Their Struggle

Three AUC Students Volunteer at Serbian-Croatian Border to Improve Conditions for Refugees

By Eleonora Boguslavskaia — Starting on the 17th of October, Simona Zagoricnik, Pleun Andriessen and Andrea Haefner, second year AUC students, spent six days at the Serbian-Croatian border providing humanitarian aid to thousands of refugees waiting to enter Croatia. As European Union’s officials struggle to agree on a strategy to manage the crisis, the number of refugees fleeing their war-torn countries keeps growing. Making their … Continue reading Three AUC Students Volunteer at Serbian-Croatian Border to Improve Conditions for Refugees