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 Alon Nudler A Short Opinion Column on the Community at UCR One of the main reasons I was excited to go to UCR was the fact that it is a small college. At slightly over 600 students, it allows … Continue reading A University With No Spirit
Tabula Rasa Reports By Gerjanne Hoek A medium-sized news-and-gossip hurricane raged over the UCR campus on Friday, after Dean Bert van den Brink announced in his weekly column that UCR’s Introweek is to undergo some drastic surgery. TR has … Continue reading Introweek & Orientation
By Sara Bartl Election season is approaching, and some might wonder if running is worth the effort. We asked a few students about their ‘big board’ experiences. What they expected, what they got, and if they would run again. Maike … Continue reading To Run or not to Run?
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 Sara Bartl We all know the feeling: we begin a course with over boarding enthusiasm, just to be disappointed in the end; either by the content or our own slacking motivation. Or we get kicked out of that one … Continue reading The Courses We Take
Veritas 2018 is Coming! By Joost Kaptein Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if babies came forth from a process of human design? What if children were born based on the specifications of both parents, instead … Continue reading Dare to Discuss: Genetic Engineering
In the Valentine spirit, Tabula Rasa’s Sara Bartl went and did a little photo + question project! What excites these UCR students? Scroll and find out! And most of all, enjoy the wonderful visuals that they created. What is the … Continue reading Humans of UCR: Best Valentine’s Gift
An Introduction to Tabletop Roleplaying-Games By Jesse Grote Three bold adventurers are exploring an ancient watchtower. They sneak up a crumbling stairway and through a dusty corridor, careful not to trip over the debris and loose pebbles that litter the … Continue reading The Role of Play
Sustainable Consumption A discussion with Christine Leedy By Elisabeth Boon Christine Leedy is a freelance worker at UCR who offers individual guidance and workshops in study skills and writing. She is also a Dru yoga and meditation teacher, and enjoys … Continue reading Print Edition II: Interview with Christine Leedy
The epic of the Second Freezer By Kirsten Kapteijns Sneaking a peek into other people’s fridges is back! With this edition, we are not looking into a personal fridge, we’re going all out and taking a leap into a fridge … Continue reading Print Edition II: What’s in Yo Fridge?!
By Sara Bartl and Joëlle Koorneef We asked your questions to Dean Bert van den Brink. This is the second part of the interview (you can find Part I online at tr.rasa.nu). Do you think it is possible for an … Continue reading Print Edition II: Interview with Dean van den Brink
By Gerjanne Hoek Suddenly it was there. Somewhere in the start of last year, these weird status updates started popping up on my news feed. Things like: ‘My friend is made in China’, ‘I just chugged 700ml of chocolate milk … Continue reading Print Edition II: Behind the Roosevelt Confessions
By Jacob Hepkema Want to know what a Master’s student’s life in Utrecht is like? If so, please do read on. I graduated this spring, and just started (in September 2017) with the two-year research Master’s programme Molecular & Cellular … Continue reading Master’s Programmes in Utrecht: What to Expect (And Some Sciency Stuff)
By Dinah van Bavel You might have started noticing that it is winter, which, of course, means it is time for THEATRA’s Christmas performances! Unless you’ve been walking around with your head in your ass, you have by now noticed … Continue reading THEATRA: Behind the Scenes at the Christmas Plays
By Sara Bartl and Joëlle Koorneef You sent in your questions and we sat down with the Dean to get them answered! This is only the first part of the interview, so stay tuned for the second one in the … Continue reading Interview with Dean Bert van den Brink, Part I
By UCR Dean Bert van den Brink In the last couple of days, Tabula Rasa has published two very different reactions to UCRs ranking in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2018. In the Keuzegids, we scored a 68 out of 100. As … Continue reading Don’t Worry Too Much, Look Ahead!
* Editor’s Note: Earlier version did not contain footnotes provided by authors, this has now been corrected and they can be found at the end of the article. Furthermore, the article was updated during which 2 mistakes were corrected: 1) … Continue reading Sound the Alarm: the Time for Talking is Over
By Faye Bovelander Past Wednesday, the Keuzegids, a guide comparing the quality of Dutch higher education programmes, was released for 2018. Whilst not all of us may be familiar with it, we are likely to recognise the golden ‘Top Rated … Continue reading UCR: No Longer a Top Rated Programme?
By Sara Bartl What is your favorite book? Richard Wright is probably my favorite author, and Native Son has to be his best work, in my view. I am impressed by how he has laid the foundation for later authors. … Continue reading Chats with Professors Edition II: Jason Dinse, JD, LLM