Album Review: Bits of Naaz by Naaz

By Mackenzie Stolp, Writer (4/5 stars) When living in a new country, it is a very normal instinct to immerse oneself in local culture. Many aspects of dutch culture are beautiful and exciting, and one of the first things I wanted to explore was Dutch music. I could have looked into classic dutch bands, or... Continue Reading →

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Cycling Tips

By Emmi Beuger, Editor in Chief Many students coming to study in the Netherlands have little experience with cycling, or at least cycling as much as Dutch people do! My hometown was too hilly for cycling, so I did not cycle at all before coming here. In my couple months, I have become hooked on... Continue Reading →

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Best ways to learn Dutch

By Babette Vanlancker, Writer Learning a new language from scratch as an adult is not always easy. For some, learning Dutch may be quite difficult given that some of the sounds aren’t common in other languages. However, luckily, there are several ways in which you can learn this new language during your stay in Utrecht! Just... Continue Reading →

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Climbing the Dom

By Emmi Beuger, Editor in Chief My father visited me last week, so I wanted to do something that was special to Utrecht. I haven’t had a chance to climb the Dom Tower, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do it. Pop over to the Tourist Information Office, which is filled with super... Continue Reading →

Living up to Exchange Pressure

By Mackenzie Stolp, Writer Before you leave to go on exchange, you read all of the articles, and you talk to those around you who have been on exchange themselves. Everyone says it's the greatest time of your life, and there is nothing to say that it won’t be, but this can also create an... Continue Reading →

“Surviving” the Netherlands

By Anca Negulescu, Writer  "Can you survive the Netherlands?" That was the question asked by the ESN Utrecht Activities Committee kick-off event of the semester, and two dozen or so brave souls were eager to rise to the challenge. Spoiler alert: while it may be a question our friends and families at home jokingly – and not... Continue Reading →

Balance

By Elif Özer, Writer Let’s think our life as a series of scales.  One side of the scales has our demands such as assignments, deadlines, internship, part-time jobs, exams, and crucial decisions regarding our future and career path. Shortly, craziness! On the other side of the scales, we have resources that make us strong, happy, and... Continue Reading →

My Proefles at De Workout

By Emmi Beuger, Chief Editor As an aspiring yogi, I have been searching for a yoga class that was affordable and accessible. It has been tough, especially with the stresses of being a student in a new country. So when I was asked if I wanted to go to a yoga class and write an... Continue Reading →

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