Friends and family remember the life of UvA student

“If I could only chose one word to describe him, it would be altruistic.” Kevin Alejandro Paredes stood out as an exceptional leader and friend, who successfully unified the Ecuadorian community at UvA. He was known for his ambition and heart-giving personality, which together left a mark on everyone who knew him.

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I’m French. Am I a migrant, too ?

My grandparents or great grandparents on my mother’s side did not all stay in Venezuela their entire life. My grandfather had Italian origins and studied in both Spain and Mexico. His adoptive mother spoke several languages and had lived in  the Netherlands, Curaçao and Trinidad before going back to Venezuela. They were citizens of the world in a time when traveling …

Best 10 Places to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Tomorrow, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will begin- without the Dutch football team. In light of this news, some of the most iconic places in Amsterdam have decided not to continue their tradition of showing the tournament this year. Sadly, among them are Vondelpark3 and Radio 538 Oranjeplein, who showed the tournament in 2014 but will not do so now. …

Low Participation Rates on this Year’s Student Council Elections

The director announced the results of this year’s Student Council elections on May 24 at Maagdenhuis. Every Spring, students from the University of Amsterdam are invited to vote for the new Faculty Student Council and the Central Student Council members. The newly elected council members will commence their positions on September 1st, 2018. While FSR members speak on behalf of …

Candy for Signature: ASVA to Send a Letter to the Minister of Education

On Thursday afternoon, the ASVA student union offered candies at Roeterseilandcampus in exchange for a signature of a letter addressed to Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. The initiative was part of the National Action Week, from May 22 to May 25.