Not sexy, yet important – The Student Council’s call for voices

Negotiating university policies is not sexy. When students want a change, someone needs to fight through the bureaucracy to represent their interests in front of university management and staff. Traditionally, that “someone” is the collective of student council members. Continue reading Not sexy, yet important – The Student Council’s call for voices

Under Pressure – Three second-years make a musical

As finals are in full swing and stress is increasing, three students from the Amsterdam University College (AUC) have decided to put even more pressure on themselves. They have taken on the task of performing a musical that, ironically, themathises the stressful nature of student life. Continue reading Under Pressure – Three second-years make a musical

[Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening

Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 28th AUCSA GA on Wednesday 18 October. During the GA, the 2017-2018 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find continuous time-stamped coverage of the GA. — 12:28 – A crowd is slowly assembling. The GA will start shortly. 12:46 – Over a hundred people have joined the GA. “Money Money Money” by ABBA … Continue reading [Live Blog] The 2017-2018 AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As It Is Happening

Scopophilia presents “Hidden Systems”

By Veerle Fanoy –Although the weather may imply otherwise, ‘Hidden Systems’, the summer edition of AUC’s biannual festival Scopophilia will be held at Cinetol this Saturday, September 30. The event was originally scheduled for June 18, in the previous semester, but had to be postponed due to a budget miscommunication. According to Gordon Lucas, the Art Committee’s CAO at the time and a third-year Science … Continue reading Scopophilia presents “Hidden Systems”

[Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Welcome to the 2017 AUCSA Election GA live blog. Couldn’t make it in person? Read The Herring’s live coverage of the event below: 17:30 – Lance Bosch kicks off the event. He walks the audience through the agenda. The agenda is passed unanimously.   17:50 – The vote for the new advisory council is passed unanimously. It will consist of Lance Bosch, Ellen Ackroyd, Petra … Continue reading [Live Blog] AUCSA Election GA 2017: As It Happens

Review: Macbeth, A Musical

The combination of a Shakespearean drama and a lighthearted musical seemed ambitious at first, but OnStage did a great job connecting the two elements. On March 11, they premiered their new musical Macbeth at the Crea Theatre. With the addition of modern music, new dialogue, a dance crew, a choir and a band, to a well-known story, this performance of Macbeth was OnStage’s biggest show to date and hopefully not its last. Continue reading Review: Macbeth, A Musical

Newly Released Lustrum Budget Creates Controversy

By Lilli Kuechle  — The detailed budget for the first AUCSA Lustrum, a party celebrating the Student Association’s fifth anniversary, was released at the February 24th General Assembly (GA). It sparked criticism of the Lustrum Team’s spending, as well as the spending habits of AUCSA in general. The total budget for the event is €15,530, with a projected net loss of €7,280. The €8,250 of expected … Continue reading Newly Released Lustrum Budget Creates Controversy