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published Jester articles

The Herbarium Lives On

The Old Herbarium Once upon a time, on the road up to the Wageningse Berg, lay WUR’s old Herbarium and tropical greenhouse. The Herbarium stored

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Art and Science

I am involved in Beatreece Circus, a project that started almost two years ago and that in 2021 gave birth to Divina Tragedia: tales of

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WUR BIKE REPAIR

WAGENINGEN’S BICYCLE HEROES It’s Tuesday evening in the corner of the Forum basement, and a group of volunteer students slips on their orange jumpsuits, ready

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Chosen Blindness

Claiming ignorance does not mean innocence If innocence is ignorance, as Kierkegaard suggests, it means that we cannot be innocent without being ignorant. Then, how

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Let’s talk about yes

The Jester recently met with two members of LTAY to talk about their campaign. Evelien is a recent graduate who launched the campaign in Wageningen

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Pets of Wageningen

Be they furry or fluffy, slimy or scaly, big and podgy or slender and tender, Wageningen is full of animals you never thought could be

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A colonial history

Where does WUR get its impeccable international reputation from? Well, according to WUR’s own website, it all starts with having colonies. The history of WUR

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Bare butts for democracy

Reading the news, voting, and getting naked all seem legitimate ways of being an active participant in our university’s decision making. But where has this

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The water comes

Last few summers the Dutch news was filled with messages on droughts, low ground water levels and even dried up river transport routes. However this

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Farmers come to campus

As part of the One Wageningen policy, WUR have decided to integrate the voices of farmers into the campus ecosystem. “Farmers have always been looking

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Elections! Soon!

Tomorrow there’s Dutch national elections, and most likely you have seen the posters hanging around. In Dutch politics there’s actually a lot to vote for. Here we do a quick run down of the 15 most most popular parties.

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Le Roi Soleil du Vallei

Although recent plans to build a solar park at Nergena were cancelled, WUR is determined to remain the Roi Soleil du Vallei. They have now set their eyes a few hundred meters down the road and bought the Versailles of Bennekom: Groot Nergena.

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Black Friday MOOC Crowds at WUR ‘Irresponsible’

WUR calls for ‘common sense’ after Black Friday shoppers throng the streets on campus for those amazing MOOC deals. Scenes of the packed bridge at the little pond with the cute swans have raises alarm bells with health authorities asking the public to act responsibly.

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How to impress that Unilever Hottie!

We all know if you want to impress the Unilever hottie you see in the library every Wednesday, you got to get that image in tip top shape. Unilever doesn’t just go for any old scrappy looking independent university, they choose the finest looking in the land.

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Dialogue Centre – a PR dream come true!

While some people turn to picking up old and new hobbies, domesticate whole cultures of yeast and bacteria in their kitchen, or exhaust the Dutch supply of puzzle games, the WUR seems to have found their way of beating boredom during a global pandemic. New buildings are popping up on campus like mushrooms these days. The newest acquisition in the collection: a dialogue centre.

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WUR’s guide to masking positive results

It seems that the most pressing factor that determines chicken health commonly goes by the name of ‘financial interests’ and it does not really require an animal nutrition degree to understand it, but instead you can make use of this thorough and useful guide on how to follow the researchers’ footsteps.

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Green pilled

There are (at least) two sides to almost everything. You name it, it has two sides. Facemasks: front and back. Lockdown: ups and downs. The

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5 ways to smoke on campus

Since this July, the campus is officially smoke-free. Nowadays, policies are aimed to bully those that still like to put on a sigaret and that’s why we came up with 5 ways to still smoke on campus.

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Give your opinion about student loans: #nietmijnschuld

To put an end to the current student ‘leenstelsel’ (loan system), S.A.W. is leading the #nietmijnschuld (not my debt/ not my fault) campaign in Wageningen. In the next two weeks, students can give their input on what they think should change. We speak to Sammy Xie, treasurer of S.A.W. who is eager to share with us the importance of the campaign.

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Some sympathy for Idealis

Many students reacted outraged and emotional to housing cooperation Idealis who, as they and all housing corporations do every year, raised their rent with about

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Ode to Brightspace

by Caroline Herman Apocalyps Thursday the 12th of march, I was sitting in the library in the evening, studying for my exam the day after. At

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Flixbus Phenomenology

Eco mobility and a more conscious approach to traveling have been a little bit of trend this past summer. Starting from the fairy godmother of all the environmentalists: Greta Thunberg, deciding to not travel by plane because of the environmental impact of the aviation industry. Well, kudos to Greta and all the people who decide to travel by bus, train, boat or whatever mean of transportation that lets them cut their personal carbon footprint.

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We should be marching on

Already almost four months ago, on a cloudy Friday afternoon in May, a few hundred students and citizens of Wageningen came together to march the streets of our small town, to raise awareness for the climate crisis we are in. What has happened since? (too little)

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Louise Fresco

Louise Fresco: a literature review

One of the most heated and prevalent discussions in the hallways of this university is the communication from and positioning of the president of our board; Louise Fresco. The critique over Fresco’s position and actions lies in the debate over her links with big businesses and how she is strengthening the links between the university and these corporations.

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