Amsterdam This March

By Jasmin Ronach Whether you believe it or not, there is life outside “the bubble”. This term invokes the image of a small, protective environment, and refers to the dorms as the center point of many AUC students’ lives. An uneventful night seems unthinkable, but when it does occur, it is because most of us are buckling under the weight of deadlines and assignments. Sometimes, … Continue reading Amsterdam This March

If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam takes place from 14th to the 25th of November this year, offering a large scale caleidoscope of cinematic visions. These visions, carefully selected from all over the world, are both excellent and diverse. The documentary genre appears to be the … Continue reading If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations

Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša        “You wanted to be kidnapped by the movie – and to be kidnapped was to be overwhelmed by the physical presence of the image. The experience of ‘going to the movies’ was part of it. To see a great film only on television isn’t to … Continue reading Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

From Bean to Meat

By Saga Norrby Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. From this… …to this Haven’t we all wondered how on earth soybeans can be made into something … Continue reading From Bean to Meat

Circus of the Rain: A review

By Rosalie Dielesen — Writing can be a tedious process. Think about how long it took you to finish your longest piece! 10 hours? Maybe 20 or even 100? You are not even coming close to the over 1000 hours it took for Pieter Buis, a third-year Humanities major from Amsterdam University College (AUC) to write his musical “Circus of the Rain”. The musical premiered on … Continue reading Circus of the Rain: A review

“Circus of the Rain” – AUC students produce a musical

By Tom Weber — Could you imagine living in an Amsterdam that is even more rainy? On Thursday, April 12, a group of Amsterdam University College (AUC) students will premier their musical “Circus of the Rain”, which will give a glimpse of what living with the consequences of climate change might look like. The play revolves around a group of circus performers and is staged in … Continue reading “Circus of the Rain” – AUC students produce a musical

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”

Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

by Lea Bonasera — Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Clara Frick cycles out of the dorms with a large dark-blue case on her back. She feels the case get heavier until she arrives at the cultural centre CREA where she sits down in the half circle of chairs and prepares her violin for a three-hour-long orchestra practice. Clara is a second-year Science major at AUC … Continue reading Never a Note Out of Place: A Look at the Life of AUC’s Musical Talent Clara Frick

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