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Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s staff writing team, and edited by the editorial board. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Miles Henderson Walking past Maslow this September, one might not have noticed the inconspicuous poster urging United States … Continue reading Like, Share, Follow… Vote

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

Reduced First-year Tuition Fees – A Gift or Not?

By Klaas Schoenmaker — While seeming like a nice gift to new students at first glance, the recently introduced regulation that is cutting in half the tuition fees for students from the EU, EEA, Surinam, and Switzerland can potentially hurt Dutch students taking out high amounts of student loans. According to the proposed changes to the “Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research,” future Amsterdam University … Continue reading Reduced First-year Tuition Fees – A Gift or Not?

Kwijtscheldingen for Amsterdam Students: a Bureaucratic Rollercoaster

By Max van Geuns — Students who lack the money to pay the municipal taxes in Amsterdam, a couple of hundred euros every year, can apply for kwijtschelding (a waiver). However, having been a student for the last three years, I discovered how impossible, incomprehensible and unfair this process is. As a journalist, I started an investigation and revealed eight other ‘incidents’ of the Gemeente … Continue reading Kwijtscheldingen for Amsterdam Students: a Bureaucratic Rollercoaster

From Bearing Witness to Breaking the Silence

On October 15, the internet burst open like a can of worms, and an endless stream of #Me Too’s crept across Twitter and Facebook. The campaign was a result of the Harvey Weinstein case, where numerous allegations of rape and assault have been brought forward against the successful Hollywood producer. After years of being silenced, numerous famous actresses including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd, have come forward to share their stories. Continue reading From Bearing Witness to Breaking the Silence

Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands

On November 8, ‘Who’s In Town’ invites to a lecture about “Recognising resilience of Moroccan youth in the Netherlands: from their perspectives”. The stage will be given to young Moroccans and mentors who are part of ‘Changemakerz’, a foundation that provides training and coaching for an underprivileged youth. Continue reading Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands

University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?

By Helen Conway 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. —Upon arriving at AUC as an exchange student from Dublin, I was unsurprised to … Continue reading University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?