Proposal for a 5-degree indexation for the literality of written text With the rise of digital communication, most notably that via textual conversation, comes an increased uncertainty surrounding the nuanced interpretation of written text. One of the particular sources of unclarity that … Continue reading Degrees of literality
By Gideon Sinke Europe is experiencing a firm and growing anti-EU movement. The optimism about the Eurozone and the European Union turned sour quickly after the Great Recession of 2008. The European Union is plagued with concerns of legitimacy of … Continue reading Van Dixhoorn, his position at UCR and the EU-Referendum revisited
By Maryna Parfenchuk The 21st of February is International Mother Language Day as proclaimed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. If we go to the official UN website (http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/), we can see their small article … Continue reading What About Languages?
A Mix Of Experience And Ambition by Daniël van Hemert and Koen Schotanus After the grand success of student initiative “Middelburg Verwelkomt” last semester, University College Roosevelt has turned its attention towards another demographic in the Netherlands that is in … Continue reading Yesterday Today: Elderly Students In Our Classes;
More reasons for why the aftermath of Cologne matters to German women By Becci Fobbe While the majority of people all over the world celebrated the beginning of the New Year, Cologne experienced an unsettling turn of the year on … Continue reading Don’t Use This Fight For Your Agenda!
To all my opposing candidates, At this moment, all of us are running for one of the most important position in RASA: the post of RASA Chair. I do believe that given the importance of this election, the voters deserve to be given the chance to make an informed decision. Being a student representative, the future RASA Chair should act according to the principles of indirect democracy. The RASA Chair is elected to enforce the decisions of the voters not to rule them. Thus, this election is neither a popularity contest nor a matter of image or past achievements: the … Continue reading An Open Letter
by Calin Marginean On the 24-th of December I do not celebrate a god, a saviour, a tradition or a gift, I celebrate humanity itself for what it is but has forgotten. As some of you might already know, I … Continue reading The Silent Night
By Calin George Marginean A reply to Jonathan: We do not need a calculator, we need a conscience. During the last few years Syria has been devastated by the civil war, with almost 350,000 human beings being wiped from the … Continue reading Democracy Is The Answer
by Jonathan ON Saturday, the VVD, the right wing liberal party in the Netherlands, sent me their new immigration policy: “limitations to refugee shelter”. They pose two reasons why refugees come to the Netherlands: they can come to the Netherlands, … Continue reading Is Democracy the Solution?
by Faye Bov I SPENT last Saturday carrying around boxes – down two streets, up two stairs – pulling muscles in my back I didn’t even know existed. “Why?” you may ask. Technically speaking, I did it to transport the … Continue reading Professional Bullshitters
A Budapest Account by Sam Hurulean Dear Tabula Rasa Team, Dear UCR Students. This piece is an account of my experi-ences here in Budapest concerning the asylum crisis and is composed by both internet and oral sources. (Published September 3rd, … Continue reading Building Bridges Not Fences
The aftermath on the ‘Island of Freedom’ by Becci Fobbe IT is 8am, I am dragging my-self, my hiking backpack and my low motivation down a narrow path amongst hundreds of other young peo-ple who look as demotivated as me. … Continue reading Getting Trashed At Festivals
Or maybe wait for the one… by Amir Pliev Do you know that feeling? That weird sensation in your gut? It turns up around 2 a.m. You know, around that time that you’re waiting to be let outside by the … Continue reading Should You Pop That Cherry?
By Zelda Have you ever sent someone a nude picture of yourself? Perhaps to your significant other, a stranger online, or maybe a so-called ‘friend with benefits’? With the arrival of applications like Snapchat, where one can send and receive … Continue reading Saving Ryan’s Privates
By William Peterson “Okay. Now everything you had on your other phone and on your hard drive is accessible here on the tablet and on your new phone, but it’s also backed up in the cloud and on our servers. … Continue reading All must be known
By Anna Ziya Geerling Pictures are by Anna Ziya Geerling © In the weekend of 11 and 12 April, the New University movement (in Dutch ‘De Nieuwe Universiteit’/DNU) of Amsterdam had planned a ‘Festival of Science and Humanities.’ Many lectures … Continue reading You can evict a building, but you cannot evict the movement: A report from the ground
By Zoë Goldsborough As someone who moved from one middle of nowhere to the next, I am used to hearing the question of what one could possibly do where I live. When I still lived in Friesland, I simply answered … Continue reading Tribes, Totems And Bubbles
Hey there, My name is Ben, and I think there should be a course on love at UCR. There should also be courses on beauty and love and sex. With love as the biggest course. And I could be the … Continue reading On Fantasy and Marilyn Monroe’s lips
By Bas Oudenaarden In our quiet corner of the country it is hardly noticeable, but in the rest of the Netherlands a revolution is taking place in the Universities. The goal: A democratic university where quality education and research, not … Continue reading Revolution?!
Hey there, I am Ben and I am your financial advisor. As a student, you are probably in constant need of money and I have decided to put myself in for your financial well-being. You do not have to pay … Continue reading Semi-fictional