Category: Opinion

My Opinion on UCR’s Promotional Videos

By Marijke van Selm Just a disclaimer: I am part of the Tabula Rasa daily board. However, the opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect TR’s opinion. This article is an expression of my own thoughts on the matter. Lately, UCR has been releasing promotional videos, filmed and edited by a UCR student….

Falling in Love: the Stories of UCR

Compiled by Sithis Yim Samnang You know there’s that one person when you look into their eyes, you can sense the soft idleness in your floaty little heart. You can feel the attraction and… CRASH! You fell right into that hole. And your wish is for that person to fall right back; hopefully, into yours….

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

By Sithis Yim Samnang Happy Birthday to my ten-year-old brother, Sotheareach! I know it’s been two years that I have not been to your birthday parties, buddy! And, for that I am so sorry. I’d really like to watch you grow up and be the best brother I can be, but I guess that is…

Death of the Colossus

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 as ways to enforce academic obedience, the everchanging growth and decline of RASA societies continues,…

How Can I Be a Good White Person?

 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 and cohesion as a society. From what I can tell, this same principle goes not…

Monkeys, Millennials and Meditation

By Vanessa Bade Because of my easily distractible nature, I am very cautious and selective regarding the apps I download. However, that principle proves ever more difficult in a world in which a new app is developed seemingly every minute and my self-discipline challenged equally frequently. I must admit, I am a sucker for a…

Life in Bubbles

By Vanessa Bade Growing up abroad, I was sent to small private schools for most of my high school career. Every four years, it seemed as though I was leaving behind a country and its culture, ready to emerge into another one. Really, though, all I was adopting and leaving behind was my school environment;…

Voluntourism

By Vanessa Bade This summer I decided to volunteer at a dog shelter. I was extremely excited and ready to get my hands dirty to support a cause I cared deeply about. The first few days, I was euphoric, and genuinely wanted to make a change; improve the lives of countless abandoned and abused shelter…

Third Time’s a Charm

By Alon Nudler #UCRboycott and #confesionsgate both behind us, we are now facing the closure of Roosevelt Confessions 2.0.  , as they say third times’ a charm. On the 15th of July, Roosevelt Confessions 2.0 made an admin poll asking us, the passive and active observers, whether we would like to keep the page active….

Fish, Not Drugs

By Amée Zoutberg It’s a slow Sunday afternoon. I decide I feel like doing something nice, and what is more nice to do than to buy some postcards to send to your grandmothers?  In a shop near the center I find some colourful, Middelburg-themed postcards that are not too tacky and not too touristy. One…

What To Do Better With Your Time

By Ameé Zoutberg There is a big chance you came across this article on Facebook. There is an equally big chance that you are still studying at UCR. And, even more likely, you feel like you cannot get rid of your Facebook-account even if you wanted to. As a countermeasure to the deterring talks on…

The Respectful Patriarchy

By Amée Zoutberg   You for one might have completely missed International Women’s Day, but the 8th of March is branded into the memory of almost every Russian citizen. In honor of this day, President Putin delivered a speech[1] in honour of all women, praising the comfort and support they grant to the men surrounding…

How to Have a Threesome

Based on a short interview, one anonymous female student tells us how she managed her three threesomes, what to do the next morning, and how to deal with the aftermath. Student X walks amongst all of us, but has likely gone where not many have gone before: into the arms of not one, but two…

F*ck Your Freedoms

It is Time to Take Responsibility By Amée Zoutberg At least, that’s according to Professor Jordan Peterson of Clinical Psychology, University of Toronto. Earlier this month, Vice News crowned Peterson as the “most infamous intellectual of Canada”, in an interesting and provoking snapshot of his philosophical worldview (1). His argument: we have been given too…

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