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 Natalie Burduli The European Union has worked to promote peace and unity ever since its creation, and it has largely ensured the freedom, security, and flourishment of its people. Taking into account its rich history, diversity of languages, traditions, … Continue reading Message to Europeans 3.0: How Young Student Leaders Can Shape the Future of Europe
An inside look at UCR’s tattoo culture By Natalie Burduli Did you enjoy reading about your fellow classmates and their unique tattoos? Did you maybe feel inspired to hit up the nearest tattoo parlor to try out this amazing art … Continue reading Part II: Got Ink?
An inside look at UCR’s tattoo culture By Natalie Burduli Many people live with the idea that their body is not simply flesh and bones, but rather, an intricate canvas that can be used to express a deeper layer of … Continue reading Part I: Got Ink?
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 … Continue reading Love in A Sentence
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
By Tom Leijnse In a small town like Middelburg, one would expect most people to be quite aware of the presence of an institution like UCR. Besides the fact that UCR’s student community makes up roughly 1.25% of the city’s … Continue reading Print Edition II: What Does Middelburg Think About You?
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
The time has come for AAC elections! The Board of Studies position is open, with three candidates in the running… Make sure to vote between Thursday the 23rd and Monday the 27th of November, following the email instructions sent out … Continue reading AAC Election Statements
By Nora Westgeest “I notice what people wear a lot”, tells David Douw, science student, as we are sitting in the Elliott Mensa, surrounded by various people in their conforming outfits. One wears a fancier shirt, tucked into a pair … Continue reading Behind the Façade: Interviews on fashion in our everyday lives
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
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 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 Aoife Holohan The semester is well under way, and it may have dawned on you that if you don’t want to eat pesto pasta and reconstituted meat products for the next nine months, you might want to think about … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Work
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
Can you introduce yourself? My name is Suzanne Oostdam. I am 20 years old and I am from Breda, which is the best city in Brabant. I’m not really sure what my major is yet, although I am going to … Continue reading Suzanne Oostdam for HAC Bagijnhof Campus Elder
UCR’s alumni about transitioning from a UC program to a master at a regular university Do you believe that there is something more? Do you believe in life after UCR? I mean, I don’t want to be too dramatic here, … Continue reading ‘Life Beyond the Bubble’
My name is Thomas Hitchcock. I mainly play piano, the accordion, and I compose. What is your earliest music-related memory? When I was five, this kid, he was eight, showed me how to play Smoke on the Water. I thought … Continue reading UCR Musicians #4 – Thomas Hitchcock
My name is Anne van Roozendaal. I mainly play the guitar, I sing, and I play a little bit of both the piano and the ukulele. What is your earliest music-related memory? My parents did a sort of experiment with … Continue reading UCR Musicians #3 – Anne van Roozendaal
3 reasons why you can’t miss out on the next Public Sphere Event Put the words ‘strategic agenda, deliberative conference and future prospects’ in one email and you will have me doing my best to keep my mouse from … Continue reading Students and Faculty Roast Own University for the Greater Good