Posted on: August 30, 2021 Posted by: Kira Guehring Comments: 0

The Expectation of Academic Independence

The Expectation of Academic Independence By Kira Guehring | August 30, 2021 Student studying for exams by watching recorded lectures. Divyashree Muruganandam, The Amsterdammer. Campus reporter Kira Guehring discusses the increased pressure for academic independence when adjusting to the university lifestyle, particularly during the pandemic. For many first year students, the transition from high school to university represents a step towards independence. It represents the freedom for them to do whatever…

Posted on: August 30, 2021 Posted by: Kira Guehring and Aurora Hotti Comments: 0

The Myth of the One-Size-Fits-All University Experience

The Myth of the One-Size-Fits-All University Experience By Kira Guehring and Aurora Hotti | August 30, 2021 Cover Illustration: Studying often plays a minor role in the ‘classic college experience’. Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash Campus reporters Kira and Aurora take on the differences between the ‘classic college experience’ as portrayed in the media and their own university expectations and experiences. The best years of your life. Memorable nights out, hookups, no responsibilities…

Posted on: August 3, 2021 Posted by: Jang Kapgen Comments: 0

Can You Leave Me Alone

Can You Leave Me Alone By Jang Kapgen | August 4, 2021 Illustration: Student looking out of his room window with diary in hand. Divyashree Muruganandam, The Amsterdammer. Why we should stop expecting explanations from the LGBT+ community While I write this article, I find myself filled with immeasurable emotions and heat. Many thoughts and memories make formulating and expressing my opinion very hard, but I want to try my best to make you…

Posted on: July 20, 2021 Posted by: Diana-Teodora Gaitan Comments: 0

Don’t Rush Out of Online School

Don’t Rush Out of Online School By Diana-Teodora Gaitan| July 20, 2021 Cover Illustration: Student sitting at desk, taking notes from online lecture. Divyashree Muruganandam, The Amsterdammer Magazine reporter Diana Gaitan discusses the implications of students returning to campus education in the Netherlands, where COVID-19 infections are rising once again. At the beginning of June 2021, the University of Amsterdam sent students an email announcing an optimistic prognostic for education in the new academic…

Posted on: July 20, 2021 Posted by: Aakash Nair Comments: 0

Israel-Palestine: Through the Eyes of an Academic

Israel-Palestine: Through the Eyes of an Academic By Aakash Nair | July 20, 2021 “And so these are two distinct conflicts, although, of course, related, and both are ultimately centered around Jerusalem.”   Cover Illustration: Jorge Fernández Salas / Unsplash Where supporting Palestine is deemed anti-Semitic and supporting Israel is deemed Islamophobic, no platform exists for the innocent on both sides to pursue justice and peace. To provide much needed political, social and historical…

Posted on: July 15, 2021 Posted by: Elisa Morand and Kira Guehring Comments: 0

The Semi-Hidden Stories of Amsterdam – PART 2

The Semi-Hidden Stories of Amsterdam – PART 2 By Elisa Morand and Kira Guehring | July 14, 2021 Following up from their last photo story, photographers Elisa Morand and Kira Guehring provide more locations of the bookshelves scattered around Amsterdam. Amsterdam is more than the Red Light District and canals. There are many hidden treasures among the city’s streets, one of them being the mini libraries tucked away in random street…