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Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s staff writing team, and edited by the editorial board. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Miles Henderson Walking past Maslow this September, one might not have noticed the inconspicuous poster urging United States … Continue reading Like, Share, Follow… Vote

Meet the new government?

Editor’s Note: This article tries to be as neutral and informative as possible. However, this is all simplified through the eyes of the writer and could miss what you might perceive as essential information. This is not on purpose.  By Vincent Noteboom –On March 15th, the Netherlands will elect a new government. This article will offer an overview of the seven biggest political parties and … Continue reading Meet the new government?

Forgotten February

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a student unaffiliated with The Herring, and edited by staff. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect The Herring’s. By Erika Persson — It is halfway through January, and the students at Amsterdam University College are now in the second week of their intensive courses, the last ones in the careers of the February graduates from the class of … Continue reading Forgotten February

Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

By Tara Elsen Warning: the following article contains spoilers! — You know the flavor of life has soured like expired milk when you realize you should be writing an essay instead of a column for the student newspaper. However, in lieu of the imminent final exams and papers of this semester, the distraction that was Anomalisa (2015) provided the humbling realization that it could be … Continue reading Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s Editorial Board, and edited by staff. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Cille Kaiser — On Wednesday, November 23rd, a student shared a screenshot on ‘The excellent and diverse people of AUC’, the Facebook … Continue reading Striving Towards Change? Abandon Facebook.

Does Academia Care About Your Emotions?

By Matilda Médard — From the 7th until the 11th of November, Amsterdam University College was host to a series of events aimed at starting discussion around mental health, held under the banner ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, and organized by the Peer Support team in co-operation with the Student Life Officer Vinika Porwal. In parallel, a debate on trigger warnings is growing in a polarizing … Continue reading Does Academia Care About Your Emotions?

Rolling, Loving Alice

By Christine van der Horst — Last Monday and Tuesday, AUC’s cafeteria was turned into a small theatre by the performing arts group On Stage. While it caused some inconvenience, the result — the Loving Alice play, with its great casting, interesting scene decoration and a very professional attitude — was well worth it. Its script contained some flaws but the leading roles took this … Continue reading Rolling, Loving Alice

Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

By Tara Elsen and Molly Fitz *The article contains potential spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Gaspar Noé’s 2009 film, be sure to do so first, or proceed with reading at your own risk. —ENTER. THE. VOID. flashes up on screen, words in succession one after another, and commands the concentration of the viewer to the nerve numbing nature of the film world; the blue … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

By Andy O. Daab — In times post-Facebook zenith, when Tindr and Grindr dominate the vast sea of dating facilitators diversifying our home screens, the notions of communication and connectivity gain an unsettling urgency. The affordance of the Internet and the dawn of the information age broke down the previously assumed black-and-white lines of what society presumed human interaction to be. Millennials, if not more … Continue reading Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

What Do YOU Think of the Lustrum?

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a student unaffiliated with The Herring, and edited by staff. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect The Herring’s. The piece was written partially before the Lustrum budget revisions: for more information on the budget and revisions, see previous articles here and here. By Bram Jaarsma — “What do YOU think of the Lustrum?’’ I can imagine many have been asked this … Continue reading What Do YOU Think of the Lustrum?