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  1. 25 Oct ’14 at 1:58 am

    4th Year on Vanbrugh’s porter shortage needs examination

    For some of us, but not all.

    (Or maybe there’s a statistic being quoted here.)

  2. Apologies for the error; it has now been corrected.

  3. Let’s be honest eating disorders in America aren’t that big of a problem. Start focusing on real health problems like the obesity epidemic that affects a majority of Americans.

  4. 24 Oct ’14 at 2:25 pm

    Rewis Latto on Societies slam Give It A Go management

    Think that photo of campus needs updating, too, ya bastards

  5. 24 Oct ’14 at 1:38 pm

    Jay Khan on Callum McCulloch: What I learned from Freshers’

    “The dancefloor rotates turning the night into a boozier, low budget version of Total Wipeout”

    hahahahahahahahahahaha this actually made me laugh well done

  6. 24 Oct ’14 at 11:31 am

    Alex Millar on Vanbrugh holds referendum on the future of free sports policy

    Jamie, in the final line of your article, you state that Vanbrugh finished sixth out of eight in the end of year standings. This is incorrect; Vanbrugh finished 5th. This is clearly state on the college sport website.

  7. 24 Oct ’14 at 10:28 am

    Lewis Ratto, Alcuin JCRC Chair on Societies slam Give It A Go management

    I would like to echo what the other colleges have said about the scheme. The idea was very good in principle and Alcuin college tried to make the most of this new project by using the various societies by organising events during the daytime.

    All of the events were advertised on the freshers booklet, which every new student received, as well as the freshers event page and via all social media. It is disappointing that there was a low turnout for the events as we were very excited about the societies we had for the week.

    Overall the low turnout cannot be attributed to poor publicity on our part and more constructive criticism on how to improve the scheme would benefit all future JCRCs as well as future students.

  8. 24 Oct ’14 at 9:53 am

    Lewis Hill on Will Oscar Pistorius ever recover?

    Hi guys, I would just like to defend myself on a few things here. Firstly, I intended in no way to be sympathetic to Oscar Pistorius, he shot Reeva Steenkamp and fully deserved to go to jail, in fact, 5 years seems like an incredibly lenient punishment for culpable homicide.

    Secondly, I must stress that I write for sport and I wanted to take a new angle on this case by considering the impact of Pistorius’ horrendous crime on his own career as he was the biggest athlete in disabled sport for quite some time. This probably does mean that I neglected Reeva Steenkamp in the article too much, that is something I can only agree with.

    The comparison with other sportsmen wasn’t meant to be in bad taste, I apologise if it comes across in that way. It was merely included so as to illuminate the fact that we perceived the careers of other sportsmen to be completely destroyed by drugs/infidelity whereas actually in comparison to the death of Reeva Steenkamp they are incredibly insignificant.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

  9. 24 Oct ’14 at 8:47 am

    Anonymous on Review: ’71

    I found one of the main strengths of the film was that it didn’t go into the reasons for a conflict. The whole point of the film was that the protagonist was thrown into a conflict he knew / cared little about, a young man from an impoverished upbringing, his only way to avoid becoming homeless was to join the army. It’s a fast paced action film that designed to convey the feelings of fear the solider had, it didn’t need to become a slow paced biopic.

  10. 24 Oct ’14 at 12:40 am

    Who wangled that prize? on Societies slam Give It A Go management

    Isn’t it laughable that Alcuin JCRC won an award for committee of the year? Disgrace.

  11. 24 Oct ’14 at 12:36 am

    Anonymous on York falls five places in Times league table

    This really is an issue to be addressed from the top all the way down to the bottom. It’s all very well Sam (elected on merit of being Irish) saying a strategy is in place, but what does this entail? A degrees’ true value is only really derived from the institution it is awarded from.

    The author of this article really should have considered delving into the topic rather than stating the obvious.

    Have they located issues, are they addressing them?
    How are they attracting more students? Thus being able to increase admission criteria.
    How are they allocating department funding ?- increase research productivity and quality, attract more top academics, providing academics with more time to research
    Student satisfaction? Departments should be addressing issues early on through feedback questionnaires & meetings, fixing any course issues
    How can we improve facilities for our students?
    How can we improve the university’s public perception to compete with other top universities?

    There are both minor issues and major issues that can be addressed; some with novel solutions and others with complex solutions. Where is the insight in this article? Are we just sitting on our tod hoping for the best? Probably but that’s just my 2 cents.

  12. 23 Oct ’14 at 8:04 pm

    cj on Will Oscar Pistorius ever recover?

    This article is a disgrace – it really does read like the tragedy is the damage to the sporting career and marketing potential of Pistorius, rather than the death of Reeva Steenkamp. You fail to make any mention of Reeva Steenkamp’s career in your article or detail how she is the victim, not Pistorius. I agree with FKelly that this article is in very poor taste, especially in regards to the central premise comparing Pistorius with others in sport. I think the way that you report Pistorius’s actions as somehow a tragedy for all disabled people is inaccurate. I would consider writing a revision.

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