July 2013

Album Review: Yeezus vs. Magna Carta Holy Grail

Two of rap and hip hop’s biggest titans have released albums within a fortnight of each other. Alex Donaldson weighs up their contrasting sounds

York campus awarded the Green Flag

The University of York has been awarded a Green Flag by the Keep Britain Tidy charity in recognition of the quality of its landscaped green space

TV fundraiser brings new York mosque one step closer

York is one step closer to gaining a new Mosque after members of the York Mosque and Islamic Centre raised £150,000 in a television campaign

Guantánamo’s Last British Resident

Shaker Aamer was arrested in Kabul while setting up schools for Muslim girls. According to his campaign headed by Joy Hurcombe he was tortured under the eyes of British intelligence before being sent to Guantánamo. Laura Hughes hears her story

‘Offensive’ immigration posters flawed

If necessary we have to be willing to send people home but this should be through democratic means and effective policies – not offensive posters on the sides of vans

York Nightlife: The Lowdown

York may be small, but in terms of nightlife it packs an almighty punch. Seasoned clubber Neil Johnston relives the highs and lows of a night out in York after dark

York Student Union: Meet the Sabbs

The students union (YUSU) represents students in matters academic, sporting and welfare, as well as running all the clubs and societies on campus. Fiona Parker meets the five full-time officers who make it happen

Review: The Wolverine

The Wolverine’s attempt to appeal to both hardcore Marvel fans and the more casual viewer yields mixed results. Sepehr Gohardani reviews

Welcome from the YUSU Disabilities Officer

Your college, the University and the student union (YUSU) all strive to make your transition to your new uni as smooth as possible. Thomas Ron explains where you can turn for help

Commuting from home: One second year’s experience

Rent prices make staying with Mum and Dad an attractive option but you might think you’ll be stuck off-campus without any friends. One Nouse writer reveals what it was like for her, commuting from Leeds

What about living off-campus?

Most people coming to York live in college, but if nothing grabs you or you’re unlucky enough to miss out…

Win for YUSU on access for disabled students

Disabled Students’ Officer Thomas Ron has announced new measures to improve access to support for students