Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

By Amber Roos Dinner with a Stranger is probably one of the most nerve-wrecking events a student of Amsterdam University College (AUC) can attend. Students sign up via a Google Form and either host a dinner for a stranger in their own room or get sent a random room number to go to for dinner. It was introduced by AUC’s Peer Support last year and … Continue reading Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students

By Jasmin Ronach Along with ‘excellent’ and ‘diverse’, students of Amsterdam University College (AUC) are often described as ‘ambitious’. Though this ambition may be a source of pride academically, the responses of 60 AUC students surveyed on Facebook indicate it has both positive and negative impacts on the non-academic areas of their lives, such as their eating habits. Almost three quarters of the students who … Continue reading Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students

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

A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

By Eva Lotta Č.P. What to drink, eat and do in Science Park’s proximity Brought to you after a year of purely professional research Open the map as a PDF Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. At the end of the spring semester 2018 the students of the course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives … Continue reading A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted

By Anne Oor — Amsterdam University College (AUC) and its excellent and diverse students are known within its community for the ‘vegan culture’ that is present. This culture entails a trend of students converting to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles after coming to AUC. Based on a recent survey conducted through The Excellent and Diverse Facebook group with a response of 200 people, 42,5% of the AUC … Continue reading Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted

AULeftovers – From Procrastination to Creating a Platform to Reduce Food Waste

By Anette Mäletjärv — When Oliver Reddy, a first-year Science major, spontaneously decided on one Friday in the middle of March to create a Facebook group “AULeftovers” for Amsterdam University College (AUC) students to share their leftover food, he had no bigger motivations behind it. Now, not even two months later, the group has more than 300 members and students perceive it as a great initiative … Continue reading AULeftovers – From Procrastination to Creating a Platform to Reduce Food Waste

Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

By Pauline Hageman 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. —Grinding, rolling and baking. This is what some of us at AUC do regularly, … Continue reading Food Initiatives at AUC: How students have set up their own growing businesses

Canteen Relaunch – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

By Vivianne Hericks — In our epicurean culture, the lowest species on the culinary food chain is the college canteen. At Amsterdam University College, the canteen has somehow managed to avoid extinction through means of evolution, but how long will it be until this species dies out? At the end of last year the contract with Eurest and Maas, the two companies which were previously … Continue reading Canteen Relaunch – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

By Vincent Noteboom — Upon entering the dorms, we are greeted by the familiar smells of the apartment strings: beer, weed, cigarettes and garbage. The exception being that one string, which oddly enough always smells a bit like fish. In it, Kitsanin Thankyakulsajja (Kit) runs his project, an Omakase called Ephemeral. Omakase is Japanese for ‘I trust the chef’, a roughly translated, but classic name … Continue reading Dorm Delights: Project Omakase Undergoes an Upgrade

New UvA Catering Contract Opens Up Possibility for Student-Run AUC Canteen

By Eleonora Boguslavskaia — The five-year catering contract that UvA and HvA had with Eurest will come to an end on January 1, 2017. UvA Facility Services are working on the development of a new contract that will be put out to tender in mid-April. This document entails a whole new catering concept for most UvA locations and possibly a student-run canteen for AUC. The … Continue reading New UvA Catering Contract Opens Up Possibility for Student-Run AUC Canteen