Debate: Should Class A drugs be legalised?

[yop_poll id=”9″]   Proposition – Andrew Laithwaite It’s pretty uncontroversial to say that people should be free to pursue whatever pastimes may take their fancy; whatever floats their metaphorical boat. Naturally however, such freedom must have its limits. It is the opinion that such limits are flouted where individuals take recreational drugs of the ‘Class […]

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Malcontent… on People who complain about the weather

The weather is terrible, I know. It’s the wettest summer since JFK’s assassination/the Norman invasion/the extinction of the dinosaurs, it’s true. The irony of only having brought your summer clothes back up to Oxford with you has transcended ‘mildly amusing’ and reached ‘rage-inducingly ludicrous’. Yes, I know. We all do. And that’s the problem. The […]

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What Halpin’s death should teach us about homelessness in Oxford

In April this year, 26 year old Lee Halpin was found dead in a derelict hostel. Halpin had been sleeping rough for three nights, and it is believed that he succumbed to hypothermia. However, it wasn’t just the news of a tragic death that caused this story to hit the national press. It transpired that […]

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Why student newspapers in Oxford should watch what they publish

Last week this newspaper published an article on the actions of Christ Church students at their annual ‘Mister and Misses’ competition. It shouldn’t have. The Oxford Student has only one readership that matters- Oxford students. The same goes for The Cherwell. The article- and others like it- are not in the interest of that demographic. Stories […]

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Interview: Lord Adonis

Andrew Adonis is out to fix Britain’s failing comprehensives. The former Minister for Education is Labour to the core, a champion of Teach First, and the driving force behind academy schools. He is, in short, the living embodiment of Tony Blair’s old mantra, “education, education, education.” Hardly surprising, given his own decidedly unconventional background. Adonis’ life story reads like […]

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