Tag: student life

Death of the Colossus

By Alon Nudler Almost eight months have passed since I wrote my first article on what I saw as a lack of community at our university. Since then we have seen some real changes occur.  Orientation week and moderation were added as ways to enforce academic obedience, the everchanging growth and decline of RASA societies continues,…

(Re)Integration into Student Life at UCR

By Hana Shamaa Watching the fields pass in a blur and rain drops slide down the spotted train window, realization dawns upon me. No longer will I have the freedom to spend time with friends at a cafe in downtown Cairo at any time of day, no longer will I be able to ask my…

Houses vs Hallways

By Mieke Pressley It seems to have become a recurring theme: every summer, Bagijnhof residents are seen packing their belongings. With a lot of swearing and struggling they attempt to maneuver their furniture down the narrow Bagijnhof staircases. As a student living in Bagijnhof myself, this yearly trend does not go unnoticed. Since I first…

Third Time’s a Charm

By Alon Nudler #UCRboycott and #confesionsgate both behind us, we are now facing the closure of Roosevelt Confessions 2.0.  , as they say third times’ a charm. On the 15th of July, Roosevelt Confessions 2.0 made an admin poll asking us, the passive and active observers, whether we would like to keep the page active….

What To Do Better With Your Time

By Ameé Zoutberg There is a big chance you came across this article on Facebook. There is an equally big chance that you are still studying at UCR. And, even more likely, you feel like you cannot get rid of your Facebook-account even if you wanted to. As a countermeasure to the deterring talks on…

A University With No Spirit

By Alon Nudler A Short Opinion Column on the Community at UCR One of the main reasons I was excited to go to UCR was the fact that it is a small college. At slightly over 600 students, it allows for small classes and personal feedback from your professors, which is mostly true from what…

Part I: 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 their personality. They use this space wisely, crafting beautiful tattoos that will remain with them…

Stukafest Middelburg 2018

By Noga Amiri Stukafest is an annual event, but that does not mean there’s no room for surprise. This year’s rendition saw a well-rounded mix of the musical and the theatrical, the acoustic and the electric. The after party that followed the acts was the cherry on top of the sundae, rounding off the smorgasbord…

The Courses We Take

By Sara Bartl We all know the feeling: we begin a course with over boarding enthusiasm, just to be disappointed in the end; either by the content or our own slacking motivation. Or we get kicked out of that one course we were so eager to take, and get placed elsewhere seemingly at random, just…

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…

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…

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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