Marching against injustice: AUC students join protest against new EU deal

As of October 2016, the EU considers Afghanistan to be a safe country, and has signed an agreement with the Afghan government that allows for the deportation of 80.000 refugees back to their country of origin. Continue reading Marching against injustice: AUC students join protest against new EU deal

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?

AUC Students Join National Women’s March

On March 11, a group of AUC students came together to partake in the national Women’s March in Amsterdam. Together with approximately 15,000 other participants, the students marched from Dam Square to Museumplein in order to stand up against discrimination and demand equal rights for all human beings. Continue reading AUC Students Join National Women’s March

Meet the new government?

Editor’s Note: This article tries to be as neutral and informative as possible. However, this is all simplified through the eyes of the writer and could miss what you might perceive as essential information. This is not on purpose.  By Vincent Noteboom –On March 15th, the Netherlands will elect a new government. This article will offer an overview of the seven biggest political parties and … Continue reading Meet the new government?

Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump

It has been almost a week since Donald Trump won the United States presidential election. A week filled with feast and triumph, but also with protest, disbelief and occasional tears. While the once unimaginable idea of a ‘Trump Nation’ has gotten some time to sink in, The Herring spoke to AUC students and staff with ties to the United States. Their personal experiences with the 2016 election reveal a mixture of shock, fear, hope for the future, and a strong will to fight back. Continue reading Joke, Prospect, Reality: AUC Reacts to President-elect Trump

Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt

By Konstantin Kirilov — As a warm summer’s evening was drawing to a close over the Bosphorus on July 15, nobody could have expected that in just a few hours the world’s attention would suddenly shift towards Turkey. Indeed, as elements within the country’s Armed Forces attempted to carry out a coup d’état, international media struggled to keep up with the pace of events. The … Continue reading Turkish Gambit: AUC’s Reflections on the July 15th Coup Attempt

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