Interval training on a broomstick: Quidditch taking off in the Netherlands

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. Continue reading Interval training on a broomstick: Quidditch taking off in the Netherlands

AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 23, AUC won the annual University College Student Representatives of the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament for the third time in a row. Different university colleges battled each other in sports, arts, and academic events. AUC took home the victory with a score of 109.5 points, 28 points ahead of runner-up Erasmus University College (EUC). Continue reading AUC Takes Home The Three-peat At UCSRN Tournament 2017

Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017

On Saturday, April 22, dancers took center stage at Café Oerknal in Science Park to compete at the annual University College Student Representatives the Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament. This year’s UCSRN dance competition drew teams of six dancers representing seven university colleges. The pressure was on for SlayUC, the dance team representing host university AUC, which has won the dance competition consecutively since 2015. Four dancers of SlayUC would be competing for the first time and two dancers would have their final opportunity to represent AUC before they graduate. Continue reading Hard work pays off: SlayUC’s road to the UCSRN Tournament 2017

Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?

On April 22, all Dutch University Colleges will come together in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with the goal of taking home the grand prize in this year’s UCSRN tournament. To win the trophy, they will compete in disciplines ranging from conventional team sports to baking or chess. The stakes are high:Will AUC be able to win for the third time in a row? The Herring talked to three participants about their experience of the lead-up up to the big day. Continue reading Will AUC three-peat at this year’s UCSRN tournament?

Catch and Right2Education Team Up For Charity Run

By Vincent Noteboom — On Sunday, November 27th, Catch and Right2Education (R2E) will collaborate and host a fundraising run, the money from which will go towards R2E and their efforts in helping refugees get a diploma in the Dutch language. “Should you be interested, you can still partake [in the run] or sponsor, and this would be great for more than just the members of … Continue reading Catch and Right2Education Team Up For Charity Run

AUC Retains Title At UCSRN Tournament 2016

By Tamar Bot — On Saturday April 16th, AUC won the sixth edition of the annual University College Student Representatives Netherlands (UCSRN) Tournament, previously known as the Inter-UC. Students from eight Dutch University Colleges participated in sports, performances, and miscellaneous activities such as painting and chess to compete for the UCSRN trophy. AUC won the overall tournament with a final score of 99 points, 6 points … Continue reading AUC Retains Title At UCSRN Tournament 2016

Changing the Game: Tim Alpherts Takes On eSports

By Andrew Kambel — Tim Alpherts’ room is slightly untidy, yet not untidier than any student room at AUC, one would think. Empty pots of pre-made pasta sauce and peanut butter are lying around on the floor in a corner, together with countless plastic bags. However, in this room, there is also somewhat of an organized system that can be found: even though Alpherts’ bed … Continue reading Changing the Game: Tim Alpherts Takes On eSports

Christina Maat Demonstrates True Olympic Spirit Despite Career Setback

By Lara Neervoort and Ivana Solar — Amsterdam University College students often complain about deadlines and the workload of their honours program, but how would they feel about combining their studies with an intensive training schedule to compete at the Olympic Games? 21-year old science major Christina Maat had this experience first-hand up until half a year ago, successfully combining her studies at AUC with … Continue reading Christina Maat Demonstrates True Olympic Spirit Despite Career Setback

The Batavierenrace Through the Eyes of Laurens van de Werken

By Ivana Solar — Each year around 25 AUC students participate in the Batavierenrace, one of the longest relay races in the world. Consisting of 25 stages, the 175km relay race starts at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and ends at Universiteit Twente, with more than 10,000 runners competing from universities all over the country. The race takes place from 1 AM to 6 PM, meaning some … Continue reading The Batavierenrace Through the Eyes of Laurens van de Werken