December 2008

GSA forced to remove new President after election ‘oversight’

The GSA Executive has removed newly-elected President Luke Martin from office in the latest embarrassing twist in the graduate association’s blighted election process

Dick Turpin

This season The York Theatre Royal plays host to the larger-than-life pantomime ‘Dick Turpin’. Penned by the pantomime dame himself, Berwick Kaler, it celebrates his 30th year of pantomime at York Theatre Royal

Jack and the Beanstalk

The pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, performed at the Grand Opera House York this December was everything you expect a small town panto to be

Afghanistan – bring home the troops?

Afghanistan is historically a place of political and military unrest. It is a place where foreign powers in the past have been categorically ejected from the land by the tribal Afghan peoples

“You do you just don’t” – Leeds Met

It is hard to make out exactly what I am looking at – the blurred shapes and
diffused colours seem to be hinting at something just beyond my grasp


Belt Up’s latest production, Instinct, was based upon a short story written by Director Jamie Wilkes. It was immediately apparent that this play was to be an unusual and exhilarating experience by a company renowned for their provocative staging and acting techniques

Jewish society victim of break-in

Jewish Society’s ‘Hillel House’ has been subject to a break-in discovered in the early hours of the 14th of December

Police investigate suspected driving offender at James College

Police were called to James this evening after what is believed to be a driver under the influence of alcohol parked his vehicle at the college before fleeing the scene

Weather can’t stop Derwent in tri-college rugby

A second-half revival from plucky Derwent, battling not only a strong Alcuin opposition but inhospitable weather conditions, means the outcome of this keenly-contested college rugby tournament now rests on a Christmas cliff-hanger…

‘Oldest human brain’ unearthed at Heslington East

Global interest has been raised amongst the scientific and archaeological community after the discovery of what is believed to be Britain’s oldest human brain at the Heslington East development site

YUSU rejects proposals to re-introduce NUS Democracy card

A proposal to allow voting on whether or not to re-introduce the NUS Democracy card were unanimously rejected by the YUSU Trustee board

Adam Shergold’s Wednesday round-up: 10 December

The term’s final round of BUCS matches were played on Wednesday. Sports Editor Adam Shergold reviews the day’s action in association with YSTV and the York Sport show…