Student Elections Update: Chatting with the CSR parties

Student Elections Update: Chatting with the CSR parties By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE and SARAH IACOBACCI | May 21, 2019 This is part 2 of the series on talking to the parties running for the student elections this year. This time, we talked to Inter. 1. What are you promising for this academic year? The party promises that there […]

If ‘Orange’ is NOT your colour…

If ‘Orange’ is NOT your colour… By SARAH M. IACOBACCI | May 4, 2019 Orange you glad to have stumbled upon this article, to what is known as the week after the “unfortunate faux pas” – King’s Day! The Netherlands’ annual King’s Day celebration is a scene set with hyped ‘Dutchies’ prancing up and down the […]

Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge

Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge By REBECCA TOOK | April 18, 2019 I do it in the morning while in the shower. Sometimes, I do it while cycling to the library. My friend does it while walking the dog, and another does it during their long commute on the sweaty London […]

How does UvA use social media accounts?

How does UvA use Social Media Accounts? The Amsterdammer talked to the UvA Social Media team to find out what goes on behind-the-scenes the official social media accounts and how they maintain intrigue towards them.   March 19, 2019 By SHUZHAO XUE So far, UvA is present on five social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, […]

Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike

March 16, 2019 Lack of Funding in Education Leads to a Nationwide Strike By AISHWARYA KOTTAPURATH On Friday, March 15, students, teachers, and professors around the Netherlands went on a nationwide strike and protested in The Hague to demand the reversal of budget cuts for, and more investment in, education. The strike asks that the […]

The Creatives Series: Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders

Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders Breone Natalia Sanders, who goes by Bre, is a 30-year-old graduate student from Atlanta, Georgia. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Identifying as a black woman, a black feminist, an African American, a writer, and a black writer, Bre is […]