Year: 2017

A Gem of Cinema: The Nile Hilton Incident

  By Mina Jaff Here is a thriller quite out of the ordinary: Tarik Saleh’s The Nile Hilton Incident. Firstly, there are a couple of things to learn about the background and making of the film. Tarik Saleh looked to a scandalous case of 2008, which was covered widely in the Arab media. This immensely…

Eating Disorders, Unpacked

By Anonymous In recent years eating disorders have gained traction in the media. People are finally beginning to talk about diseases like anorexia nervosa and bulimia. The issue now, however, is that these conditions are so often downplayed as “white girl problems” attributed to teenagers who simply didn’t feel “pretty enough”. But the truth is,…

Interview with Dean Bert van den Brink, Part I

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 upcoming Tabula Rasa Print Edition. And enjoy! You are very visible and approachable as a…

AAC Election Statements

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 by the AAC. Students of all semesters are welcome to vote! Tony Holman  Hiya! My…

Punk Donald Trump

By Gloria Borroni One of my favorite literary movement of all time, especially when I was in my rebellious teenage years, was the Beat Generation. The exponents of this thinking current were the ones who rebelled against all cultural and social norms of the 50s, that they considered to be old-fashioned. The Beat Generation is…

Don’t Worry Too Much, Look Ahead!

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 Faye explains in her contribution, we used to score above 75, which made us a…

Sound the Alarm: the Time for Talking is Over

An Opinion Piece by UCR Alumni Jonathan (2017) and Frits Brouwer (2012) THE HAGUE – This week’s publication of Keuzegids Universiteiten 2018 cemented UCR’s newly acquired status as a sub-par institution. With a 68 total score and a 12-point difference with its second-worst-ranked peer institution, Roosevelt finished dead last among all of the country’s University…

UCR: No Longer a Top Rated Programme?

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 Programme’ seal that has prominently featured on UCR’s website for years. However, our front page…

The Place of Religion

By Kelvin Prosman As long as men have been on the earth, so long has there been a concept of Deity, and accompanying it, religion. To whatever theory of the origin of man you subscribe, this holds true. In the age of cavemen and mammoths there was religion, during the times of the great emperors…

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