Old Saws of the Dutchies

By Elif Özer, Writer Idioms are stereotyped phrases. When idioms are translated into their dictionary meaning, the words have different meaning than the old saw (the saying and its wisdom). Even if we use idioms in daily life without even thinking about them, these can have funny meanings and stories in them. Learning idioms in... Continue Reading →

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De Thai: Restaurant Review

By Babette Vanlancker, Writer Located on De Oudegracht in Utrecht, there’s a cute Thai restaurant called De Thai. I went there on a Friday with a friend for a belated birthday celebration. We both really like Thai food, so we went on a little hunt on Google to find the places with the best reviews.... Continue Reading →

Go Review Your Classes

By Anca Negulescu, Writer How do you pick a restaurant when traveling? Do you seek to learn what other employees - former or current - think of the position when searching for a new job? How do you choose between two similar products before placing an order? All these decisions likely have something in common:... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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