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

At a Crossroads: Your Thoughts On the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

By Jean Pierre Guzhnay — As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to take the stage for the first presidential debate at New York’s Hofstra University on September 26, The Herring spoke with AUC students about their opinions on the two main candidates and how this year’s U.S. election could potentially affect them. While most of those currently enrolled at AUC cannot vote in the … Continue reading At a Crossroads: Your Thoughts On the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

AUC Students Divided Over EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Referendum

By Konstantin Kirilov — On Wednesday, April 6, citizens of the Netherlands are voting in a national referendum on the approval of Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. The decision to hold the poll was confirmed in late October 2015, after the Kiesraad (Dutch Election Council) received more than 427,000 valid signatures in support of it, far above the required minimum of 300,000. … Continue reading AUC Students Divided Over EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Referendum

AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

By Tamar Bot and Maxime Garcia Diaz — After staging an action at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) Open Day on March 12th, where she distributed the latest issue of Folia while topless, second-year AUC student Matilda Medard has been receiving sexually graphic messages from strangers through email and Facebook. The Folia issue in question covered this year’s Boobie Bible, organized by FemCom for Women*’s … Continue reading AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event

By Maxime Garcia Diaz — On January 23rd, three AUC students and one AUC professor were arrested by Spijkenisse police while protesting at a Geert Wilders event. In the Spijkenisse market, Wilders was handing out so-called ‘resistance sprays’ to women, for protection against sexual assault from refugees. Thirteen women, among them the three AUC students and professor, staged an anti-racist feminist action at the event, … Continue reading AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event