By Luna Erica “Go to sleep,” someone says. You find your bed, and everything goes black. When the light floods into your field of vision again, you see the sun rising through your window. It is square. This is Minecraft. … Continue reading The Pixels of a UCR Quaranscreen
by Mathilde Eon It has been over two weeks since UCR closed the doors of its classrooms to students, teachers and staff. I remember hearing cheers outside my Bagijnhof house as I was reading the email announcing the decision of … Continue reading Well, fuck.
by Alice Fournier “In a secular age,” writes Ceridwen Dovey in a The NewYorker article, “I suspect that reading fiction is one of the few remaining paths to transcendence.” The article, published in the newspaper’s section ‘Cultural Comments’ and titled, … Continue reading A Millennial’s Struggle to Read
as nature’s defence delivers its onslaught – should we commit mass-self-slaughter for the natural world – or is it a mistake a star-crossed affair or the Doomsday dawning the plastic shelves devoid the streets forsaken the drawn-back curtains colourless, pseudoplants … Continue reading It Can’t do us Part
Boudica Gast One two three four. Off you peel some more – strips and stripped, and I’m stretched naked across your scorching Framework spears splinters into my flesh. Below A bellyless pit, boundlessly slender, and I can’t stand! – to … Continue reading Quartered
By Luna Erica In the first article of this short series, we discussed the general technicalities of the different boards and their elections. In this second half, we hear the boards’ stories about motivation, skills, and social life during their … Continue reading Bit Bored? Big Board. (part 2)
In this series of articles, we are discussing the laureates of the 2020 Four Freedom Awards which will be held April 14 in Middelburg.This week’s laureates are: Leoluca Orlando (Freedom from Fear) and Religions for Peace (Freedom of Religion). By … Continue reading The Four Freedoms are coming to Middelburg: Meet Leoluca Orlando and Religions for Peace
By Luna Erica Bit bored -> big board? Well, not necessarily. As the spring semester creeps up on our stressed, fetal-posed bodies, the UCR election season bowls into view. Every year, the boards we have grown to see as invincible … Continue reading Bit Bored? Big Board. (part 1)
By Luc Aboubadra Do our choices really matter? Is the world really a blank canvas on which you can paint your fate? If you could rewrite your past by making different decisions, would that positively influence your present? I’m pretty … Continue reading Emily is Away: Choice and Acceptance in Indie Games
This article is a part of a series of articles on the laureates of the Four Freedom Awards, which will be held in Middelburg on April 14. Want to be present and ask questions at the public meet up after … Continue reading The Four Freedoms are coming to Middelburg: Meet Sander de Kramer and Maria Ressa
By Boudica Gast On the 1st of February, Zeeland remembered the Watersnoodramp (‘flood disaster’) of 1953, which reduced many villages to nothing and killed more than 1800 people. Sadly, I noticed that not much attention was given to this tragedy … Continue reading The Floods of 1953
This article is a part of a series of articles on the laureates of the Four Freedom Awards, which will be held in Middelburg on April 14. Want to be present and ask questions at the public meet up after … Continue reading The Four Freedoms are Coming to Middelburg: Meet the United Nations
By Luna Erica Going on exchange can be tiresome and is, no doubt about it, a lot of work. In the past, this has discouraged heaps of people from going at all – a fact that is not an absolute … Continue reading The Thunder Down Under: Stories of an Exchange in Australia
By Yolande Hobbs I have to say that when Yoyo told me she’d be going over to England for just four short little days, simply to sit at an auction for one of them, all to gather data for her … Continue reading Once it’s Gone it’s Gone!
“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel … Continue reading To Feel Again: Reminiscence in the Present in ‘Find Me’
By Boudica Gast Trees are like phoenixes. They die in autumn to reincarnate in spring. There is a tree outside my window that, as every other tree, sheds its leaves. I took the first picture because the lighting coming from … Continue reading The Life of a Tree, as Told in Pictures
By Anja Hermann UCR’s summer holiday lasts around three months and the winter 6 weeks, making the semester a 15-week intensive period for both students and staff. Both groups have questioned whether the heavy workload and semester length is … Continue reading Longer Semesters: The Pro’s and Con’s
By Lucia Bertoldini You might be a first or a sixth semester, but you have certainly heard of the UCR bubble, this fictitious bubble that haunts us from our very first moment in Middelburg. Ah yes, Middelburg- sometimes we even … Continue reading What’s up in Middelburg? or Is Actually Something up in Middelburg?
By Elise Renkema As you are reading this right now, around 800 million people are on their periods. With so many people experiencing this on a monthly basis, one would expect it to be normalised by now. Yet, there still … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Periods
By Gabrielle Gonzales Understanding modern art is a difficult undertaking – and contemporary art is more challenging still. It’s no surprise, then, that a visit to a modern and contemporary art museum or gallery can seem a daunting experience for … Continue reading Toxic Pillows and Potatoes