Intro 2020 | Marking the end is put on hold
When the last member of the group clicks to leave, the Intro for the A-Units at Psychology & Technology will come to an end. Only after August 31st will they be able to meet each other again in person. To avoid both COVID-19 and hassle, it is a rule they are sticking to. “As soon as TU/e says we can, we want to have a drink at one of Eindhoven’s outdoor cafes to mark the end of Intro properly.”
Intro 2020 | Too late? Get the rubber ring on!
Group 9 at GEWIS had not yet come up with a good name, but today they can call themselves ‘The hard core’. Of their nine ‘kids’, Liselotte and Lucy have just four still with them. We have a quick word with them while they are taking a break on the Flux field.
Intro 2020 | Gadget mania among the superheroes at GEWIS
No, gadgets are not required, and we are seeing far fewer of them this Intro, but gadgets do add an extra frisson of fun. That’s the view at Cursor, but we’re not entirely impartial. Happily this notion has been joyfully embraced by study association GEWIS of Mathematics & Computer Science; and they’ve put a lot of thought into how gadgets fit into their super heroes theme.
Intro 2020 | Sports and games easily corona-proof
An egg race on a sheet two by two meters. A thirty-meter sprint with your opponent one meter fifty away and a soap tackle track that disinfects you in one fell swoop. Walking onto the field outside Aurora, you are greeted by a scene that seems almost like any normal Intro: every aspect of group sports and games is here and that means there’s also plenty of opportunity to get to know the associations behind the fun. With undiminished enthusiasm, the Intro kids are taking part.
Intro 2020 | Social student associations all go online
Due to corona, the Intro needed some serious adjustments and there are far fewer physical meetings. In the run-up to the press conference of August 6, the entire introduction week even seemed to have to be canceled, but the Central Introduction Committee only had to make minor adjustments. However, the consequences for social student associations are much greater. For example, the club houses cannot open to potential new members and the parties cannot continue as usual. But SSRE, the Eindhovens Studenten Corps and DEMOS refuse to let their heads hang low and come up with creative alternatives to still be able to interest the intro kids for their associations.