Month: February 2018

What is it Like to be a Female DJ?

An interview with ZuzaOK and Tosia Gębarowska By Martyna Małysiak Andy Warhol once said, “in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes”. It seems Polish female DJ artists are finally getting their time in the limelight. Even though the music industry is still dominated by men, the girls are doing a commendable…

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…

Dare to Discuss: Genetic Engineering

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 of being the result of a random genetic mixture? In the past decades, mankind has…

Love in A Sentence

By Natalie Burduli Valentine’s Day is already behind us, and we are sure that you are feeling overwhelmed after a day full of love and appreciation! Hopefully, you had some time to give a hug to your friends, send a message to your family, and steal a kiss from that special someone. If instead you…

Humans of UCR: Best Valentine’s Gift

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 best Valentine’s gift someone could give you? Vanessa Bade: Cookies Tiara Dusselier: Phone Credit Levi…

5:41

By Martyna Małysiak 1. It was somewhere above China that I heard the stewardess’ voice from the speaker saying to fasten our seatbelts because of possible turbulence. I did not want to wake up my friend who was sleeping comfortably under a blanket next to me, so I quietly followed the crew’s instructions and started…

Cupid’s Missed Marks

By Noga Amiri and Natalie Burduli The time has come for the second edition of our Valentine’s Day series! Did you wake up to Cupid knocking on your door, confronting you with all the day of love is known for? As we make the most of the present, there is still nothing quite like the…

Hot Date Hot Spot

By Noga Amiri and Natalie Burduli It is time to prepare for one of the most romantic days of the year: Valentine’s Day is making its way onto our calendars, and into our hearts! Our Facebook feeds are slowly being flooded with romantic quotes, supermarkets are selling heart-shaped candy, cinemas around the world are releasing…

Feminism Terrorism

By Amée Zoutberg It seems the pointy shores of a new era have broken the waves of feminism. In this day and age, though many feminist values are still held dearly in the heart of millions, there exists an aversion among millenials to call oneself a ‘feminist’[1]. The points on the agenda include equal pay…

Legally Blonde: The Musical Spectacle

By Joëlle Koorneef and Nora Westgeest People are trickling down Middelburg’s cobblestoned paths as the clock nears eight. Whilst friends, parents, and classmates are forming a line in front of the entrance to De Spot, a hushed excitement fills the air. When the doors finally open, the group nervously moves forward, knowing that there are only…

Democracy at Home

Student Opinions on the Upcoming Municipal Elections By Natalie Burduli Spring is slowly making its way to our small and cozy city of Middelburg. The arrival of (hopefully) warmer temperatures also marks four years since the last municipal elections. The Dutch political system consists of three layers of administration: the national, regional, and local. Municipal…

The Role of Play

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 floor. The first room they pass is empty. The second is blocked by a wooden…

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