Category: Today

Uva cut ties with Shell: Live coverage
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Uva cut ties with Shell: Live coverage

The ‘Universitaire sport centrum’, USC for short, broadened its martial arts offer! This year, USC opened a boxing school for all kinds of people who are passionate or eager to learn boxing and kickboxing.

The project started this October as a result of a collaboration between USC and the Amsterdam Municipality, which reached an agreement to lend space for 8 years to the gym, with the goal to create a community hall for youth.

The usc: Alive and Kicking
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The usc: Alive and Kicking

The ‘Universitaire sport centrum’, USC for short, broadened its martial arts offer! This year, USC opened a boxing school for all kinds of people who are passionate or eager to learn boxing and kickboxing.

The project started this October as a result of a collaboration between USC and the Amsterdam Municipality, which reached an agreement to lend space for 8 years to the gym, with the goal to create a community hall for youth.

Roeterseiland: A Monolith of modern academia
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Roeterseiland: A Monolith of modern academia

The term “monolith” really suits UVA’s Roeterseiland campus: home to three different faculties, nearly 20,000 students and sitting on almost 50.000 square meters, nothing about Roeters- or Rec as it's more commonly known- can be described as small. Large and ever-expanding the area has grown into the UvA’s main campus. Is this something to be celebrated, however? Or has the sheer size, exacerbated by the amount of funds, led to a loss of community amongst students at the rec campus?

White history: Diversity in the Humanities faculty
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White history: Diversity in the Humanities faculty

Only 5% of students and 6% of staff members at the UvA have a non-western background, and only 26% of professors are women. All of this in a university that prides itself on diversity and being internationally oriented. It’s safe to say things need to start changing for the better. Youvatoday Spoke to Ibrahim Kamara, a black student in a predominately white course who’s been actively involved in opening the conversation, so we could get his opinion on how the university can improve its diversity for the better. 

Today’s artists: An interview with Connie Walden
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Today’s artists: An interview with Connie Walden

Connie Walden, a first-year Literary and Cultural Analysis student at the UvA, has done what many other students have not even considered attempting. She has undertaken the task of organizing an open mic event! So, I sat down with Connie to talk about herself and the event she is organizing – “Transrijk” – at Vrankrijk which takes place on November 9th.

In business for music
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In business for music

Ever had the feeling university is pushing you into becoming a researcher? For some, this sounds like a dream, but for others, the exact opposite. Rosalie Visser, a Business Administration student at the UvA, feels her future isn’t in academia, but in the music industry. She organized an event where like-minded students can meet people from the music industry.

Editor’s note: a new chapter for Babette
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Editor’s note: a new chapter for Babette

After a little Twitter dispute, the idea for a student newspaper first started brewing around February 2021. However, it took a few more months, and an entire thesis later, to commit to the idea. At this time, I was still working at a student radio with Arthur and Audrey, who turned out to be the co-founders of the newspaper you are reading right now. 

Made in CREA
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Made in CREA

It’s not unusual for weekend evenings at CREA to involve some kind of performance. In the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to attend a plethora of concerts, dance shows, plays, and improv nights, most of which have even been enjoyable.