“Terrific” Somerville team lose out on Uni Challenge title

The team from Somerville has been pipped at the post in the grand final of TV quiz show University Challenge, ending on 135 points to Trinity College, Cambridge’s 240. Host Jeremy Paxman said at the end of the show that both sides were “terrific teams”, and author Jeanette Winterson – who presented the trophy to […]

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Baby Love ousted as Oriel takes back building

Partygoing students across the city are expressing their disappointment after popular nightclub Baby Love confirmed that it is set to move from its current site. The club, which is still open, will eventually close and relocate as part of landlord Oriel’s plans for the redevelopment of King Edward Street. A spokesperson for the college told […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Anger as colleges call St Giles Christmas fair “tawdry” and “poor quality”

Leading cultural venues have condemned a group of Oxford colleges after they raised objections to the city’s annual Christmas fair – despite it raising £1.8m for the local economy. According to official City Council documents leaked to The Oxford Student, a group of “stakeholders including colleges on or near St Giles” described the funfair – […]

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Plush “devastated” after assault on Teddy Hall patron

The Plush Lounge has expressed “great regret” after Teddy Hall MCR member Jeanne Ryan was assaulted on the premises. After the assault, which took place at approximately 1:55 on Saturday evening, Jeanne Ryan posted a “#nomakeupselfie” picture of her injuries (warning: graphic content) on Facebook. She said she was assaulted “for telling a guy in a club […]

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Student leaders claim “We Are All Oxford” is “misguided” and “unacceptable” as parody accounts run wild

Leaders of OUSU and the African and Caribbean Society last night criticised “We are all Oxford” (WAAO). Tom Rutland, OUSU President, claimed the project was “misguided” and admitted that a Facebook link an OUSU officer made to the page last week was a mistake. Similarly, ACS president Hope Levy-Shepherd critiqued the project as “well-meaning” but […]

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In defence of teenage girls who love boy bands

It’s easy to dislike Justin Bieber or One Direction. They’re worldwide celebrities with loads of money and popularity, just for being pretty faces. They don’t even write their own songs. You are definitely more talented than them. Then it’s even easier to dislike their fans. Firstly, anyone who buys this kind of music clearly isn’t […]

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OUSU apologises as competition escalates between anti-racism Tumblrs

OUSU was dragged into a debate between opposing anti-racism Tumblr accounts last night after it apologised for publicising one campaign over the other. It had shared the “We are all Oxford” campaign – which aims to highlight the positive experiences of ethnic minority students – without having first shared “I, too, am Oxford”, which aims […]

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Magdalen resigned to Commem cancellation

Magdalen College has announced it will not play host to a Commemoration Ball in 2015. Fabian Apel, JCR President, informed students the reasons for the cancellation in an e-mail addressed to the JCR. In his message, Apel stated: “The selection panel received an insufficient number of applications at the closing of the original deadline. After […]

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Join The Oxford Student for Hilary 2015 We’re looking for enthusiastic writers, photographers, cartoonists, filmmakers and editors to join the paper in Hilary Term 2015. As the largest student publication in Oxford, The OxStu‘s print edition reaches over 15,000 readers every week and we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent. Working for The OxStu is a fantastic way to gain experience in journalism, and […]

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