Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

By Miloš Maggiore – On May 19, the management team of Anna’s Tuin en Ruigte will host a spring festival together with OnStage – AUC’s performing arts committee – on the patch of land opposite the academic building. The festival will consist of several activities, including workshops in fermentation, greener gardening, permaculture, and urban farming. There will also be a bake-sale and a pizza-baking workshop, … Continue reading Anna’s Tuin Spring Festival: A Hands-On Break from Academic Life

Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

By Alice Mechoulam – On the evening of May 7, around 20 people showed up at Zeeburgia for the fifth edition of Voices of AUC. According to the Student Council (SC) and the organising team, the turnout was much lower compared to last year’s edition. This disappointing outcome, according to the organisers, seems to be the result of delayed promotion and unfortunate timing. Once a … Continue reading Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

A Piece of Green for AUC

By Valérie Heinz – Toward the end of last year, the foundation Anna´s Tuin and Ruigte, which runs the community garden in Science Park, dedicated the area behind the Snackwagen to AUC students. The idea was to initiate collaborative work between AUC students and Anna´s Tuin, giving students the chance to bring life to their own gardening and art projects. Now, around five months later, … Continue reading A Piece of Green for AUC

Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

– By Beatrice Hillen – In the upcoming AUCSA elections, only one candidate is running for the position of treasurer and secretary respectively, practically guaranteeing them the position. For the three Committee Affairs Officer positions, only four candidates are running. This candidate shortage is not new. AUCSA’s current treasurer, Willemijn de Hoop, was also the only one running for treasurer during last year’s elections. The shortage … Continue reading Candidate Shortage for Upcoming Elections: Possible Threat to the AUCSA Board’s Legitimacy

The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

By Daria van Duren – AUC’s latest musical, The Art of Losing, is an entertaining, and at the same time educational, story about the forgetfulness that comes with Alzheimer’s disease and the impact that this has on both the patients and the people close to them. The Art of Losing is the fourth original musical produced by the committee OnStage, and will be performed on May … Continue reading The Art of Losing: AUC Students Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Through Educational Musical

Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

By Jet de Vries – On the morning of April 15, the students that walked into the Academic Building (AB) were pleasantly surprised by something new. Plants were being arranged on the first, second and third floor, adding living, green decoration worth just under 13.000 euros to the modern building. “I saw it and I was like: Plants! Good! Finally some life in the AB,” … Continue reading Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

Forward and Onward

Fictional short story by: Veerle Fanoy Illustrations by: Emma Krone   – An ear-piercing screech fills the carriages. For a split-second I ask myself whether I should be here, confused by the alarming noise that comes out of this train. But the rhythmic puffing eases my mind as the train starts dragging its mass through the landscape. The dry, miserable bush outside the window drifts by … Continue reading Forward and Onward

AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

By Saga Norrby – Earlier this month, a team from Amsterdam Law School (ALS) won the 16th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. One of the two speakers representing the winning team was Amsterdam University College alumnus Stijn Wilbers, 25. At the annual moot court competition, known as the Vis East Moot, more than 130 teams from law schools all over … Continue reading AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?