Day: September 23, 2013

The First General Assembly: What You Missed

By Sebastian Meyjes UCR Section Editor Every semester, RASA and the HAC hold General Assemblies (GAs). The first one of each semester is held to inform the student body of their finances, and have those plans and briefings approved. On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the first GA of the 2013-2014 academic year was held. The…

The Rocky History of The Muslim Brotherhood

By Tajha Chappellet-Lanier UCR Class of 2014 On August 17, 2013, interim Prime Minister of Egypt, Hazem el-Beblawi, proposed the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood. Just days later, he backed down from the idea, saying instead that his government would continue to closely monitor the group. And this is just the most recent difficulty faced…

Life is Expensive, and so are College Books

By Lisanne Cheizoo Business Manager It happens every time: at the start of the semester, the Facebook page of the UCR book bazaar overflows with people buying and selling books, questions about the right editions and inquiries about the cheapest (and fastest) way to get your books. Whoever visits De Drvkkery regularly in this period,…

Undesirables in Prison

By Hanna van Leent Staff Writer Where are you from? If you are not from The Netherlands, then there is a chance that your fellow countrymen, -women and children are being held in custody in the Netherlands without having committed any crime – apart from the fact that their request of asylum has been turned…

Review: A Night Out with Arctic Monkeys

By Daniel Janssen Staff Writer Oh, how far Arctic Monkeys have come. Ever since the modern “fab four” released their debut studio album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, the UK band have conquered Glastonbury, opened the Olympics and released another quartet of top-shelf indie rock albums. With their latest record, AM,…

Recount Demanded by Moscow Mayoral Candidate

By Vincent de Ruiter Staff Writer On June 8, 2013, Moscow held its elections to determine its next mayor. According to the official Moscow electoral commission, the Putin-supported mayor Sergey Sobyanin won reelection with a handsome 51.37% of the popular vote. This was the first time in 10 years Moscow held a popular vote to…

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