The Need for Military Action in Syria

By Trevor Maloney Editor-in-Chief  One cannot help but feel deep sadness and frustration over the ongoing conflict in Syria. As has been reported by The New York Times and many other news organizations, the American intelligence community has proven that the government of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against its own people. Much of the…

Male or Female: What Does it Matter?

By Lonneke de Klerk Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the 2013-2014 academic year was officially opened during the annual convocation ceremony in the Nieuwe Kerk. Dr. Nancy Mykoff gave the opening address, entitled ‘Gender Matters’. Mykoff studied American History at New York University and she currently teaches History and Gender Studies at University…

The First Annual UCR Academic Awards

By Linda Hoeberigs Staff Writer During the 2013 Convocation Ceremony welcoming the class of 2016, the first annual Academic Achievement and Student Leadership Awards were given out. Initiated by the 2012-2013 Academic Affairs Council (AAC), the Academic Achievement award is meant for a first- and second-year student who are doing exceptionally well academically and are…

Is Uhuru Kenyatta Denying Kenya’s Reality?

By Lisa Rückwardt Staff Writer During the elections in June 2013, the new president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta promised the provision of laptops for each primary school student. He was highly criticized by various newspapers and by the Kenyan population for such a costly and unreasonable project. But what exactly does Kenya and its inhabitants…

The Muffled Beats of the War Drum

Vincent de Ruiter Staff Writer  On Saturday, 31 August, President Barack Obama announced his support of “military involvement” in the Syrian civil war. Citing State Department reports of evidence that the regime of Basher al-Assad had used chemical weapons against its own citizens, Obama called for military action against the Syrian regime, with congressional approval….

Slow Food: I Love It.

By Lisanne Cheizoo Staff Writer  The semester has started, and for most of us it is time to leave our lovely home-cooked meals behind and start cooking for ourselves again. Cooking is always a challenge because not only do we want to have cheap food, it also has to be easy to make and within…

Coming Soon: the 100

By Hilde van den Berg School and university have started again, eliciting groans from everyone who isn’t in their first year. But fear not, for autumn always brings something sweet to go along with the bitter taste of living up to expectations. No, not Winter; TV season is coming up again.

Letter from the Editor

Dear all, On behalf of the Editorial Board I would like to welcome you to our new website! This summer we conducted a survey to hear directly from the UCR community. We were eager to find out your opinions on Tabula Rasa. We were pleased with the feedback overall, and we have used it to…

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