By Sara Bartl Fall break is here! A week without classes in which we will all have some time to take a breather, visit some friends and family, or take a nice trip to refresh yourself. Tabula RASA asked a … Continue reading Fall Break Plans and Prospects
By Rebecca Fobbe On Sunday the 24th of September, the last of a series of breath-holding European elections was carried out. After the Dutch and French votes for their new respective heads of states, both events closely monitored due to … Continue reading Did We Get Used to Nazis (Again)?
By Gloria Borroni The literary world is divided into two groups, fans who gather together in trepidation to discover whether their favorite writer won the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, and people who disregard the award completely. Kazuo Ishiguro received … Continue reading The World of Kazuo Ishiguro: 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
By Sebastiaan Frankes So, once upon a time you may have thought to yourself: “let’s not go to Elliott tonight”, seeing as someone might have puked all over the stairs again, or simply because you just want a quiet and … Continue reading A Nice Quiet Drink
Jade Suzarte The decision to leave University College Roosevelt for another university was not easy. After one year living in the ever-lovely Middelburg, all other universities seemed slightly unwelcoming. However, I knew I had to move, since my track was … Continue reading From Middy to Mokum
By Abel Vroegop Let’s talk about memes. What are memes? What is not a meme? Are memes important? When is a meme cool and good? As a meme connoisseur and regular meme maker, I will attempt to shed some light … Continue reading Is This Article Ironic?
By Eric Zhang and Maryna Parfenchuk Ukraine has always been a nation torn apart by different superpowers and identities. For centuries, Austro-Hungarian Empire and Poland had governed its west, whereas its east had been under the control of Russia. That … Continue reading Powergames, History, and Identity – a Ukrainian Perspective on Crimea
by Krista Zwart We run this town. Running out of time. Running in circles. In the long run. Make a run for it. There are as many idioms and expressions that contain the verb to run as I have emotions for … Continue reading Runs, Puns, & Rewinds
By Anna Den Hollander, Noga Amiri and Gerjanne Hoek. Monday evening, 22 students met in C20 to discuss the strategic plan with Managing Director Jorrit Sneijder, and our Dean Bert van den Brink. As we students were only let in … Continue reading The UCR Strategic Plan Discussion Evening – a Summary
By Faye Bovelander Last week, our Dean, Bert van den Brink, and Managing Director, Jorrit Snijder, released the Strategic Plan UCR, 2017-2021 to the UCR community. This document contains the strategic agenda for the upcoming four years, specifying policy lines … Continue reading A Critical Perspective on the Strategic Plan 2017-2021
by Gloria Borroni When talking about rap to your average music listener, the first artists they will think of are, generally speaking, male. This is because the mainstream rap industry is still very male dominated. This became especially true after … Continue reading Where Them Girls At – The Future of Rap is Female
By Aoife Holohan The semester is well under way, and it may have dawned on you that if you don’t want to eat pesto pasta and reconstituted meat products for the next nine months, you might want to think about … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Work
By Gloria Borroni As I spend my days watching videos of New York’s fashion week, dreaming of owning one of those dresses, or, better yet, sitting in between the big names of the fashion industry, gazing at the models walking … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Fashion
By: Justine Watkins Ever since I made “the big move” I always get the questions why here, why the Netherlands, and more specifically, why Middelburg? Being from New York City people tend to think I have it all, who would … Continue reading Being An American At UCR
In recent weeks, the Hermit’s Kingdom – North Korea has raised the security concerns throughout the globe again. Following the belligerent verbal confrontation between Kim and Trump in August, North Korea’s KCNA just declared the country’s newest success in their … Continue reading The Grim Realism Underlying the Puzzle of North Korea
By Emma Shiffman Amidst the backdrop of all of the high-tech entertainment we know and love, as millennials, the traditional concept of radio is fading. When I was much younger, radio was what blasted from our stereo as my parents … Continue reading Arts & Culture: Podcasts of the Moment!
By Quirine Andriessen Last year, just before the end of the semester, I realised I had a long summer holiday ahead of me and I had no idea what to do with it. As it is an advantage to have … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #3 – Becoming a Researcher: Internship at Leiden University Medical Centre
By Martyna Małysiak Andy Warhol, the leading artist of Pop Art movement, once said: “Business art is the step that comes after art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. Being good … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #2 – Sold! Internship at Desa Unicum
Tabula RASA is kicking off the new semester with a short series of articles written by students that did something cool this summer. Volunteering, an internship, a cool job; there are so many ways in which people from UCR spend … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #1 Digging for the truth: Waterloo Uncovered
What comes to mind when you think about LGBTQ issues? The gay pride in Amsterdam perhaps, the supreme court granting same-sex marriage to everyone in the US last year, or perhaps just a same-sex couple happily in love? But what … Continue reading Too Old Or Too Gay? – The Marginalisation of LGBTQ Elderly