Ben Toone

Ben has written 7 articles for Nouse

The hidden history of York

Thousands of tourists flock to York each year. Adam Sloan and Ben Toone discover the sights students should check out too.

The city of York, which too many of us only glimpse whilst in the taxi from campus to Ziggys, is celebrating being named the best city in England for tourism. Venture into the market area on a Sunday and you will be surprised at how packed full of tourists the centre is, especially if you tend to spend your weekends on the University’s usually deserted campus

Takeaway set to open on campus

The University is set to give the go-ahead for a campus fast food takeaway. Unlike Your:Shop and Your:Books, Commercial Services…

Campus media continue their award success

York University enhanced its standing in the world of student media with the success of its television and radio societies.

At the National Student Television Association Awards, YSTV collected the ‘Best Station Ident’ award after being highly commended in last year’s awards and winning it in 2003. They narrowly missed out on the ‘Best Broadcaster’ category to Loughborough’s student station

Ethical living for students

Ben Toone and Luke Boulter explore the science behind ethical living and propose some first steps

It’s easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of man’s folly with nature; the increasing risks and freak weather patterns from global warming, the destruction of natural habitats, pollution of the natural world and the extremes of desperate poverty. However, rather than wading through swathes of pessimism, a few minor changes could be all that’s needed to change the world (albeit in a small way, one step at a time)

Ghost Town

Ben Toone speaks to the guide of York’s (and most likely the world’s) first ghost tour, Mark Graham, and delves into York’s sinister past and spiritual activity

In 1953, 18 year-old Harry Martindale was working in the basement of the Treasurer’s House when he witnessed a troupe of Roman figures, complete with badly-dyed green tunics, spears and armour, who were seemingly walking on their knees through one wall to the next

Dusk, New Street

For most people the mention of the bar ‘Dusk’ brings confused and startled expressions, more so with the brief ‘its on New Street’ description. Only with the mention of “opposite Ha Ha bar” do people get a slight inkling of its existence. Just off Coney Street, it is located ideally en-route between Evil Eye (Stonegate) and Bar 38 and Orgasmic (near City Screen)

University lake fountain out of action until health and safety fears are tackled

HEALTH FEARS HAVE resulted in the lake fountain being turned off due to the spray streaming onto passing staff and students. It will remain off until the problem has been resolved