DIY Fashion

I can’t count the number of times I have looked into my wardrobe, decided I had nothing to wear and in the end settled on the outfit I had worn the day before. You can easily get bored of your clothes, and we all want a wardrobe update without having to fork out. The answer […]

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New ‘leftist’ Oxford activist group established

A new Oxford-wide activist group was established last Thursday in a meeting of students, councillors and staff members at Wadham College. The meeting discussed feminism, anti-racism, local cuts to children’s services, environmental activism and the sell-off of the student loan book. A major focus was on maximising turnout for the demonstration against Oxfordshire County Council’s […]

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Who’s Hugh’s for looking stupid?

St Hugh’s hasn’t had a good year of it. First the controversy over rejected postgrad Damien Shannon and the rules on financial guarantees, and now the scandal involving freshers blacking up to portray ‘Ni**as in Paris’ for a ‘Song Titles’ bop. For a college that likes to characterise itself as Wadham’s slightly less cool little […]

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Debate: “Does the Union makes a positive contribution to the life of the average Oxford student?

[yop_poll id=”5″] Proposition  by Chris Starkey The Oxford Union owes its existence to its ability to reflect the current interests of students. It was founded because intellectual freedom was lacking in the lives of Oxford students, at a time when the University restricted exchange of ideas and opinions. Its survival since then has been on […]

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Oxford and the BDS campaign

Last week, JCRs and MCRs across Oxford voted overwhelmingly to leave OUSU’s name off the NUS motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. However, the BDS motion will still be discussed at the NUS conference this year, with endorsements from the student unions at the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield […]

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Why men ‘need’ feminism

The past few weeks in Oxford have seen a multitude of talks, events and PR aimed at raising the profile of feminism in our university and stimulating dialogue about gender relations. The ‘why I need feminism’ meme proved particularly potent, with dozens of men and women taking part. Despite the slightly odd use of the […]

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Welcome, Freshers!

So, you’ve got the results you wanted, you’ve been in the photo, you’ve been out for a celebratory pint and you’ve come home to a Facebook full of likes from remote relatives for your “I GOT INTO OXFORD!” message. What now? Well, the unfortunate thing about Oxford is that, even with your results in the […]

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