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Dear UCR…

By Junghyun Song Who knows UCR better than 6th-semesters? This week, I spoke to some of them to listen to their reflection on the past three years of their university life. Overall, they were happy with their time at UCR. Nevertheless, they had some helpful advice and suggestions for UCR’s future.   More Information about…

Eduroam Wifi- A Great Idea With Flawed Execution

By Junghyun Song On average, once every two weeks, I see a Facebook post on Koestraat All Floors, asking “Is anybody having a wifi problem?”. And immediately, there would be several responses, ranging from “mine is working fine”, “mine stopped working too!”, “mine works but it is extremely slow” to “mine hasn’t been working for…

Olivia Laing and Loneliness at UCR

By Marije Huging ‘Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it often intersects, it can run deep in the fabric of a person (…) Like depression, like melancholy or restlessness, it is subject too to pathologization, to being considered a disease. It has been said emphatically that…

Chinese Lunar New Year with Culture Committee of UCR

By Junghyun Song As most of you have already heard about, this year, 12 February, marked Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival. As the date varies every year, it is very important to check the dates every year around January and February as it typically falls between those two months. Lunar New…

My Take on Political Correctness at UCR

By Junghyun Song Disclaimer: The following article is strongly opinionated and is entirely based on my personal experience, and does not speak on behalf of anyone or Tabula Rasa. We live in a politically correct culture. Political correctness is a term used to describe attempts to speak in a way that minimizes offenses in regards…

Grades are Dumb

By Arya Mehta I know this is quite a cliché/cheesy opinion column article in college magazines or even high school publications but I think in Week 11, when we’re all struggling to get to the finish line, this serves as an important reminder that our grades don’t define our worth or predict our future. I…

The Facade of Diversity at UCR

By Junghyun Song UCR is an international honors college of Utrecht University. That is what it says on UCR’s website and on the Internet if you look it up. Besides all the other reasons, this purported international community boasted by UCR was a determining factor that made me want to come here. However, my anticipation…

Humans of UCR: Derin

I’m a dude, who lives in Bagijnhof 3. Occasionally I cook things, I love making people food. Well, not make people-food, but make food for people. I wouldn’t make people-food unless someone asked me that as their deathwish. Recently, I made a hot sauce and people seemed to like it. Then I made another one…

We Need to Talk about Mental Health

By Marco Segantini After writing about the value of cartoons and some of my favorite movies in my previous articles for Tabula Rasa, it seems strange to now sit and write about mental health. I almost wish I could be here writing about “The great friendship between Teddy and the dragon” (those that attended the Budget…

The Summer Break in ‘The New Normal’

By Junghyun Song The summer break this year was certainly nothing like the one we have had before. With all the uncertainties ushered in by the novel coronavirus, it has been very challenging to make our normal plans and execute them the way we used to. As such, I thought it was time to ask…

On Freedom

By Arya Mehta This semester, UCR has chosen the theme “Cultures and Institutions of Freedom”, which I find to be a paradoxical expression. Institutions are inherently a tool of the state and do not, and cannot, provide ‘absolute’ freedom (if that is even possible). UCR, as a Western institution, is limited to Western epistemology and…

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