By Anja Herrmann This is a continuation from the previous article, Life after UCR Part 1. In this sequel, UCR alumni talk more about their experience at UCR, what they would have done differently, what societies they were involved in, … Continue reading Life after UCR: Part 2
By Boudica Gast I wrote a poem the other day on the occasion of me and my friend sitting hungover like a pair of idiots on the pavement in the rain. Elliott was just in front of us, yet … Continue reading Cold Water
By Amélie Snijders and Mieke Pressley Acquiring a university degree has never been a simple task. It inevitably goes hand in hand with many hours of hard work and the occasional unhappiness about having to spend this time on studying, … Continue reading “Feeling Blue: The Performance Pressure & Mental Health of the 21st Century Student”
Edited by Anja Herrmann While catching up on lost sleep was on top of this summer’s agenda for most people, UCR students will always have additional activities up their sleeve. On my quest to find these stories, I have … Continue reading UCR Students Over the Summer Break
by Amélie Snijders On Thursday evening, the 25th of April, the political and law society of UCR (PoLaw) invited five candidates for the European elections to come and defend their party’s views. The debate was a mix of cultural values and freedoms … Continue reading The PoLaw European Election Debate: A Successful Evening of Critical Thinking and Political Discussion
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 Vanessa Bade As a wee little amateur writer of thirteen years, I often came across what is called a mental block; a lack of creativity. I felt stuck; like I wasn’t able to produce anything new, original or interesting. … Continue reading Art on Social Media: Insta – Poetry
It’s Election Season! Names and posters have been flying around for a while, and everyone is getting prepared to present themselves and their ideas next week at the Election GA. Each year, Tabula RASA gives the candidates the opportunity to … Continue reading 2018 Election Interviews: Guido, Tess & Hannah
By Nanóuk Kromhout van der Meer Even though I cannot say I’ve always been writing, I have always been a writer. If I would sentimentally look back on my life, one thing would clearly stand out. Stories have always … Continue reading How Do You Come Up With That?
By Eric Zhang In late January, the world’s attention was drawn towards what was deemed by many as a possible turn of events in Korean politics. Mr. Kim Jong-un has for the first time addressed Moon Jae-in as the president … Continue reading A Good Time for Optimism about North Korea?
By Gloria Borroni As I am getting closer to my graduation, I am trying to plan all the things I would like to do once I get my well-deserved and precious time for rest before starting a master. On the … Continue reading Frida Kahlo – Beyond the Unibrow
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
Have you ever asked yourself ‘What do I actually know about Middelburg?’ Have your parents/friends/significant others ever asked you about our beautiful school building? I am willing to guess and say that has indeed happened. This article will attempt to … Continue reading Discover The History of Middelburg – Five Historic Sites in Middelburg That You Should Know
By Gerjanne Hoek, Jonathan Heek and Renske Wienen With 367 students filling out this year’s steamy survey, the TR Sex Survey may well be the most successful stats experiment that is ever going to be conducted here. And rightfully so! Because … Continue reading Boobs, Butts and Boardrooms: The Tabula Rasa Sex Survey is here!
By Yonna Kuipers, Renske Wienen & Eden van der Moere In this miserable time of it almost but not really being break, there’s only one thing that can save us from driving ourselves headfirst off of the nearest dune and … Continue reading A Very TR Christmas
In psychology, there is a concept called ‘escalation of commitment’. It means that once you get into something you are unsure about, you will get more and more attached as time progresses to justify your initial choice to do it … Continue reading Teen Wolf: An Escalation of Commitment
3 reasons why you can’t miss out on the next Public Sphere Event Put the words ‘strategic agenda, deliberative conference and future prospects’ in one email and you will have me doing my best to keep my mouse from … Continue reading Students and Faculty Roast Own University for the Greater Good
Dear reader, You have seen our articles online, our brainstorm sessions, our TR sweaters and our baby print edition – but the time has finally come to show you what we have been working on over the past few weeks. … Continue reading Letter From The Editor
By Maaike Oosterling Welcome back to the second episode of ‘Have You Watched…???’. Yes, that’s the title now. Just imagine me flapping my arms and yelling that at you. Perfect. Now you understand what I’m really trying to do here. … Continue reading HAVE YOU WATCHED: In The Flesh – ‘While They Get Medals, We Get Medicated’
You already met the new daily board of Tabula RASA – but who are the other faces behind your student magazine? In this very last installment of the Meet the Team interviews, we introduce to you our four section editors! Are … Continue reading Meet the Team: Tabula Rasa’s Section Editors