by Maran van den Oord It’s cold outside, lights are everywhere to be found, and the market square is home to a huge pine tree once again. This can mean but one thing: Christmas is coming. But more importantly, THEATRA’s … Continue reading THEATRA: The Christmas Plays
By Mieke Pressley At the start of the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie walks into his high school, counting the numbers of schooldays until he graduates. Our time at UCR can be measured in a similar way … Continue reading First 10 weeks out of 90: A B8-Talk with our Latest Members
By Farina Shaaban It’s that time of year again! In weeks 9 and 10 the AAC will be hosting the annual “Future Weeks” events. Whether you want to continue your studies, take a gap year or go straight to work, … Continue reading “What the Future Holds”
By Alon Nudler and Job Mertens In this day and age, technology has managed to influence just about every aspect of our daily lives, from work to social conventions. Technology is not any less prevalent at our university. Here, we … Continue reading In Discussion with the IT Team
By Mieke Pressley It seems to have become a recurring theme: every summer, Bagijnhof residents are seen packing their belongings. With a lot of swearing and struggling they attempt to maneuver their furniture down the narrow Bagijnhof staircases. As a … Continue reading Houses vs Hallways
By Mieke Pressley Growing up in Europe as a Belgian-American, I was often asked: “But are you really American?” or “Why do you sound so American?” My answer – “Well, yes, I am a US citizen,”—would be brushed off with … Continue reading I AM BOTH: The Personal, Political and Psychological Aspects of Being a Dual Citizen
By Cecilia Uitermark UCR-Student Cecilia Uitermark decided to write a small column for the Four Freedoms Column Contest. Just because she felt inspired, just because she thought it would be fun to try out. And guess what, she won! With … Continue reading There Is No Freedom Without Dwarfs
By Julie de Groot I think I can safely say that the best part of the Earth Science track at UCR is the fieldtrips. Going to the Ardennes in Belgium in the 100 level, and to the Eifel in Germany … Continue reading 36 Hours in Vienna: An Earth Science Experience
By Kurt van Wyk What is your favourite book, or do you have a favourite author? Hmm, I have several ones. Now I am very much taken by the works of Chaim Potok, who wrote several books about the history … Continue reading Quick Chats with Professors: Prof. Dr. Cees Cornelisse
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?!