We students live the busiest of lives. Continuously running around from place to place, struggling to stay on top of our coursework, and doing our best to upkeep a social life as well; it becomes easy to get into a … Continue reading A Walker’s Guide to Middelburg
By Mieke Pressley Every once in a while, I have to stop and stand in awe of all the incredible talent you can find at our university. People here are often so multi-talented, and furthermore, also so humble about it, … Continue reading Evening of the Tiny Stage
by Margje Camps I am not going to lie to you, this slogan sounds very appealing and more than a bit deceiving at the same time. Yet I must ensure you, this job advertisement could very well exist. In the … Continue reading Do You Want to Earn Money for Participating in Democracy?
By Judith Brouwer Whether its shooting the man who refuses to pay alimony, dressing up as a soldier to fight the French, or running for city council despite your party not believing in the involvement of women in politics; my … Continue reading Suffragettes in Zeeland
*free pizza & t-shirts included! By Vanessa Bade The academic and public sphere regularly emphasizes world citizenship. We should “think globally” , we should be “world citizens” that look beyond our own horizons. UCR´s Professor Burke explains to me; “Young … Continue reading World Speech Day on the 13th of March – Come join us!*
by Jedidja van Boven On the 27thand 28thof February, the DPRK–USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam took place in the Vietnamese capital. Commonly known as the Hanoi Summit, the thoroughly documented meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump marks the second meeting … Continue reading The Hanoi Summit
by Jedidja van Boven Promoting reading through story time hour and introducing more inclusive programming in American public schools- how to combine the two? The answer is the phenomenon known as Drag Queen Story Hour, an initiative launched in San … Continue reading Drag Queen Fairytales: A Media Phenomenon
by Andrea Undecimo ‘Pink mosque in Shiraz’ When I first told my parents and my friends that I was going to spend two weeks, alone, in Iran, the reactions I received spanned from honest worry for my mental health, to … Continue reading Iran: between Tradition and Modernity
By Liam McClain, Aron van Os and Mieke Pressley Another edition of the student-oriented culture festival Stukafest has come and gone. Once again, we were treated to a variety of artistic performances on a small, intimate level. Give-or-take a week … Continue reading A ‘Reviewflection’ of Stukafest
by Sam Whitcomb Story 1 “There was this guy who was – oh my gosh – he was horrible. He brought a tazer to school! There was this thing called ‘dress inspection’ in which you were told by a senior … Continue reading UCR Backstories : Tales from Zimbabwe – with Sam Whitcomb
By Lamba Tamana The last few decades, women have come a long way. From the first girls to be allowed to enrol in schools, to the first female presidents. Most of us have been enjoying our fair share of freedom … Continue reading Feminer – a Chance to Get Inspired, Motivated and Get Started
by Jedidja van Boven & Charlotte Daemen Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May is working on a revised deal while attempting to make last-minute changes, Brexit has faded slightly from the spotlight in current world news. A new deal … Continue reading Navigating the Brexit-fog: An Insider’s Experience
By Mieke Pressley Two weeks of the semester have already passed by, and I don’t know about you, but, boy, it sure felt like a month to me. It was a slow start to the semester, struggling to get back … Continue reading Stukafest Middelburg 2019: Cultural Performances in Our Own Rooms
By Vanessa Bade If you know anything about me, you know I love to call myself an environmentalist and I take pride in the eco-friendly decisions I make on a daily. I always opt for oat milk and avoid fast … Continue reading Is Conscious Consumption Useless?
By Jedidja van Boven A Polar Vortex bringing a cold so extreme that it has claimed 21 lives, the crumbling of the benchmark INF treaty on missiles with Russia, and new aspiring presidential candidates left and right… With all these … Continue reading #Pelosiclap: White-clad Women and the Shutdown
By Alon Nudler Almost eight months have passed since I wrote my first article on what I saw as a lack of community at our university. Since then we have seen some real changes occur. Orientation week and moderation were added … Continue reading Death of the Colossus
By Hana Shamaa Watching the fields pass in a blur and rain drops slide down the spotted train window, realization dawns upon me. No longer will I have the freedom to spend time with friends at a cafe in downtown … Continue reading (Re)Integration into Student Life at UCR
By Andrea Undecimo Life in Middelburg is very different from that in Ho Chi Minh. Quite a banality, one could say. But what does it really mean to move from the noise and cheerfulness of the Asian city to the … Continue reading The Beauty of Difference – II
By Amée Zoutberg Triggered already? Good. Personally, I do believe that in the Netherlands you do not need to be white in order to be Dutch. This might very well be one of the keys to our respective social success … Continue reading How Can I Be a Good White Person?
By Natalie Burduli The winter break is in full swing, and most of the worn-out students have left Middelburg for a quick break from the reality of deadlines and morning classes. Every other morning, with a cup of tea in … Continue reading The Road Away from Middelburg: A Travel Guide to Ljubljana