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
By Alex Kain Erasmus University College: a lively place full of people who are ambitious and driven to obtain their Bachelor’s degree. It is a place where people from all over the world come together in order to gain knowledge, … Continue reading Life at EUC: When there is too much to do, so you decide not to do any of it.
By Nadia van Kesteren As a third-year student at LUC, the Hague, I now live outside of campus, since we all got kicked out of the one building where everything happens, where all first and second years live, and all … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of An LUC Student
By Emma de Koning So can you imagine? Starting uni at sixteen? My guess is, you’re quite amazed at this moment. Most people are. But, believe me, it’s really not as cool as it sounds. You could even say it … Continue reading Struggles of a Sixteen-Year-Old at University
By Sara Bartl Fall break is here! A week without classes in which we will all have some time to take a breather, visit some friends and family, or take a nice trip to refresh yourself. Tabula RASA asked a … Continue reading Fall Break Plans and Prospects
Jade Suzarte The decision to leave University College Roosevelt for another university was not easy. After one year living in the ever-lovely Middelburg, all other universities seemed slightly unwelcoming. However, I knew I had to move, since my track was … Continue reading From Middy to Mokum
by Krista Zwart We run this town. Running out of time. Running in circles. In the long run. Make a run for it. There are as many idioms and expressions that contain the verb to run as I have emotions for … Continue reading Runs, Puns, & Rewinds
By Anna Den Hollander, Noga Amiri and Gerjanne Hoek. Monday evening, 22 students met in C20 to discuss the strategic plan with Managing Director Jorrit Sneijder, and our Dean Bert van den Brink. As we students were only let in … Continue reading The UCR Strategic Plan Discussion Evening – a Summary
By Faye Bovelander Last week, our Dean, Bert van den Brink, and Managing Director, Jorrit Snijder, released the Strategic Plan UCR, 2017-2021 to the UCR community. This document contains the strategic agenda for the upcoming four years, specifying policy lines … Continue reading A Critical Perspective on the Strategic Plan 2017-2021
By: Justine Watkins Ever since I made “the big move” I always get the questions why here, why the Netherlands, and more specifically, why Middelburg? Being from New York City people tend to think I have it all, who would … Continue reading Being An American At UCR
By Quirine Andriessen Last year, just before the end of the semester, I realised I had a long summer holiday ahead of me and I had no idea what to do with it. As it is an advantage to have … Continue reading Summerbreak Series #3 – Becoming a Researcher: Internship at Leiden University Medical Centre
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
Yes, I have a vagina. No, I am not a woman. As crazy as it sounds, this is something I feel like I should explain every time I meet someone new. When I introduce myself as Niels, people tend to … Continue reading Transcending Assumptions – A Transgender Guy’s Experience with Gender Expectations
Dear reader, I have to assk you: have you ever had sex? I, although definitely not a sexpert, have some sexperience with the copulation between animate beings (thank you, thesaurus.com, for being a great dicktionary). However, if I caught your … Continue reading Let’s Get Meta-Physical
Hello friends, it’s me again with a short yet sensual article about THEATRA’s upcoming Spring Play: Candide. This gem will be performed on Friday the 12th of May (week 14) in the Schouwburg at 20.30. Unlike the Christmas Plays, the … Continue reading THEATRA’s Candide: the Best of All Possible Plays