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René Gabriels: “I carry a naked little doll around with me. It is Martin Paul”

René Gabriels: “I carry a naked little doll around with me. It is Martin Paul”

The crates of corona beer are at the ready, the chest with carnival costumes has been retrieved from the attic. The wait is now on for the schedule that will determine who will visit who and on which day. 
“The biggest problem during carnival is confetti in your beer”

“The biggest problem during carnival is confetti in your beer”

Once in his life, Jan Haverman, second-year student of European Studies, went skiing at carnival. “My family and friends never forgave me for that,” he laughs. “They still comment on that, even now.” Normally, Haverman starts carnival on Thursday and has his last beer on Tuesday.
Singing schmalzy pop songs, but not this year

Singing schmalzy pop songs, but not this year

For schmalzy pop singer (and department secretary) Eveline Horsch, carnival should be the busiest time of the year with two or three performances a day. Unfortunately, COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works. Horsch, carnival celebrant in heart and soul, certainly misses the party hubbub, but the citizen of Kerkrade is not gloomy. This should not bec...
“If you see the Prince, give him a hug and a kiss”

“If you see the Prince, give him a hug and a kiss”

Keen to join in during the Maastricht Carnival? Be prepared. But don’t worry – Ad van Iterson, associate professor at the School of Business and Economics and Carnival – goer by birth, is here to help you through these weird three days and nights. “Get over your shyness, but don’t overdo it; don’t be too enthusia...
Carnival: to stay or not to stay?

Carnival: to stay or not to stay?

The Maastricht Carnival attracts hundreds of people per year from around the country as well as abroad. To uninitiated foreigners, it might look like a bizarre dream. Others get excited and dress up to enjoy the feast. But what about Maastricht students? The university, its libraries and all academic facilities are closed for several days. Clearly,...
Vrow Wielemösj is back in town

Vrow Wielemösj is back in town

MAASTRICHT. Prince Bastiaan 1st and his Tempeleers put Vrow Wielemösj on the stage at Student Services last Thursday. In doing so, the landlady from the Platielstraat, the symbol of student Carnival, is back where she belongs. For the past two or three years she had remained in storage with the Maastricht Carnival Association, because the annu...