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  1. A Crash Course on Sinterklaas

    • André de Mots
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    Nov 24, 2021

    Every year Sinterklaas and his ‘Pieten’ arrive in November at a harbor with the ‘pakjesboot’ (his Steamboat) all the way from Spain and head off on hi...

  2. Halloween - Origins, Traditions & How to Spend it

    • Giedre Krotovaite
    Oct 25, 2021

    Heaps of carved pumpkins, spooky costume parties, and trick-or-treating - yes, it is that time of the year again. While Halloween isn’t very commonly ...

  3. Estimator in Quarantine (Again)

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Tessa De Weser
    • Lala AlAsadi
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    • Adnan Aliyev
    Aug 23, 2021

    Last year, the Estimator covered the beginning of Covid-19, and our experiences in quarantine. More than a year later, the pandemic is still around an...

  4. Summer Cocktails

    • Sterre Spaanderman
    Jul 04, 2021

    With the exam week finally over, we are in desperate need of some relaxing ways to enjoy the summer. Therefore, we provide you with some cocktail reci...

  5. Econometrics on the Street

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Lala AlAsadi
    • Adnan Aliyev
    Jun 22, 2021

    Hello and welcome to this article where we go out on the streets of Rotterdam on a quest to bother strangers with questions. We asked people questions...

  6. Can the Dutch win the Olympics?

    • Sterre Spaanderman
    Jun 07, 2021news

    Let’s bring those gold medals home! Next up in our series of sports-themed articles is an overview of the Summer Olympic Games.  Finally... For the s...

  7. Boxing's Fall from Grace

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    May 31, 2021

    Have you ever wondered what boxing looked like some decades ago? Before it turned into a money-grabbing, how-many-viewers-did-you-have entertainment s...

  8. Introducing the 56th board of FAECTOR!

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Sterre Spaanderman
    May 21, 2021

    It’s already that time of the year! It’s been a whirlwind of a year and the 56th board is now preparing to take over. We are inching closer to FAECTOR...

  9. Econometricians in Eurovision

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Adnan Aliyev
    May 13, 2021

    Eurovision, Europe’s most politically apolitical festive song competition is around the corner again! Once again, a pan-European competitive spirit gr...

  10. Welcommittees Part 3

    • Ishan Bhowmik
    May 10, 2021

    With Part 3 of the Welcommittees series, we introduce two essential committees at FAECTOR: The Event Committee and The ECD! The Event Committee 1....

  11. King's Day

    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Tessa De Weser
    Apr 26, 2021

    King’s Day 2021  As some of you may know, April 27th is a very special day for us Dutchies. On this day, the birthday of our king Willem-Alexander is...

  12. Spring Watchables

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    • Adnan Aliyev
    Apr 26, 2021

    Now that spring break is finally here and the curfew hasn’t been lifted yet, you might be in need of sources to fill your time. Worry not, for the Est...

  13. Is there a killer in FAECTOR?

    • Tessa De Weser
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Apr 17, 2021

    On the 23rd of March, FAECTOR organized a Live Online Murder Mystery event with a company known as Ludere Events. Suspects were played by actors from ...

  14. The Estimator Diaries

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Tessa De Weser
    • Lala AlAsadi
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    • Adnan Aliyev
    Apr 09, 2021

    The Estimator writes about a range of different topics, but we decided to bring you some memorable moments of our own life. From being mistaken for Sa...

  15. The Greatest Estimator Crossword

    • Tessa De Weser
    • Adnan Aliyev
    Apr 02, 2021

    The Estimator presents to you...the greatest crossword puzzle ever! By completing our crossword puzzle, you get the chance to win one of three exclus...

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    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Apr 01, 2021

    What’s the one thing that everyone celebrates in the month of April? That’s right. Christmas. The time where everybody’s out to search for the Easter ...

  17. The Best Coffee in Rotterdam

    • Sterre Spaanderman
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Mar 22, 2021

    Coffee: the one part of your day that can never do you wrong (unless you’re at the library and the machine has broken down yet again - but there is li...

  18. EstimATEor: Adnan Aliyev

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Tessa De Weser
    Mar 08, 2021

    The EstimATEor is back! For the first time ever, we interview someone from Azerbaijan! Second-year student Adnan Aliyev tells us about his experience ...

  19. Discussing COVID-19 with member of parliament Jan Paternotte

    • Tessa De Weser
    Feb 18, 2021Educational

    Last week The Estimator interviewed Jan Paternotte, member of the House of Representatives of The Netherlands (de Tweede Kamer). Specialising in Educa...

  20. Testimator: Quitting Social Media

    • Tessa De Weser
    • Athaya Putri
    Jan 27, 2021

    With the start of the new year, the majority of us like to create goals and resolutions, of course for the better. Spending less time on social media ...

  21. Things to do in the Holidays

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Saskia de Jong
    • Tessa De Weser
    • Athaya Putri
    • Lala AlAsadi
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Dec 27, 2020

    Now that Christmas spirit is slowly dying down, you might be in a creative slump as to how to spend the remainder of your holidays. Given the recent l...

  22. What we eat during Christmas

    • Noemi Antônia Carolina Savelkoul
    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Saskia de Jong
    • Tessa De Weser
    • Athaya Putri
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Dec 24, 2020

    Christmas is round the corner and in its spirit, the Estimator introduces you to some local Christmas foods in our native countries.  Athaya, Indones...

  23. Welcommittees Part 2

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Saskia de Jong
    Dec 20, 2020

    In part 2 of the Welcommittees, we present the six other committees at FAECTOR, starting with...The Estimator! ESTIMATOR  1. Briefly tell us what yo...

  24. A Very Unconventional Freshman Year

    • Tessa De Weser
    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Nov 20, 2020

    Starting university is always a very exciting time. New school, new city, making new friends… but bring corona into this and the whole thing collapses...

  25. Travelling in Covid times

    • Athaya Putri
    Nov 11, 2020

    When Covid-19 thunderbolted into the Netherlands in late February, international students were left especially vulnerable as most of us had to scrambl...

  26. A Look Back at the Last Board Year

    • Charlotte van der Heide
    • Herman Martens
    • Daniel Allick
    • Hiro French
    • Fabricius van Roozendaal
    • Sophie Braggaar
    • Evita Hoogeveen
    Nov 09, 2020

    The 54th board of FAECTOR had many unexpected challenges to deal with. How did they overcome these and manage to make the most of their board year? We...

  27. People with Passion - Silas Kay

    • Lala AlAsadi
    Nov 01, 2020

    Continuing our “People with Passion” saga, we interviewed Silas Kay, a second year student studying Econometrics/Economics at Erasmus who plays the Sa...

  28. Travel Tips: getaways close to home

    • Laura Zwiers
    Aug 18, 2020

    Now that the vacation is coming to an end, this does not mean you cannot enjoy some little getaways in the upcoming period. Going far away for a few d...

  29. Cookables: risotto with fennel

    • Laura Zwiers
    Jul 17, 2020

    Since you might have cancelled your trip abroad for this summer, you might need to miss out on the great foods from abroad as well. Still, you can tre...

  30. Quiz: Which quarantine type are you?

    • Laura Zwiers
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Jul 14, 2020

    Click here to view the quiz!