News - September 27, 2007

‘Homeless newspaper’

The Wageningen student union WSO is going to distribute a ‘newspaper for the homeless’ to draw attention to the housing plight of students.

According to the WSO, there are still many students who have not yet found a room to live in. About twenty first-year students, for example, are camping at the Wielerbaan campground. In an attempt to make more rooms available, the WSO housing desk, the kamerbalie, has placed ads in local newspapers asking house owners to rent a spare room to a student. This is working, according to WSO board member Raymond Bolding. ‘We’ve already had between twenty and thirty responses to the ads. The kamerbalie is working flat out.’