Holly Thomas

Features Editor (2008/09)

Holly has written 25 articles for Nouse

Pumping Iron

With effortless charm and less than perfect English, Arnold Schwarzenegger explains how he undermines his opponents in the 1975 Mr Olympia contest: “Franco is pretty smart, but Franco’s a child. He comes to me for advices. So it’s not hard for me to give him the wrong advices”

Recognising a superior service’s success

As a soon to be Humanities graduate (and an Arts person at heart), I can lay claim to only a rudimentary command of figures. Nevertheless as I stare at the Top 50 spreadsheet, detailing the scores of the worthy finalists, I cannot help but notice the rather staggering disparity between the top two

Prince of Persia

If your taste in films tends towards the subtle, look away now

One in ten people will self-harm at some stage in their lives. Why?

One in ten people will self-harm at some stage in their lives. Why? Holly Thomas and Sian Turner ask two girls who have

The XY chromosome- the player

Thank fuck it’s freshers’. It was such a long dry summer, I’m parched for some female refreshment. Working in an…

Fresher Initiations

After hearing rumours of brutal hazings in York and other universities…Holly Thomas finds the truth

Campus Stereotypes

If you haven’t met them already, you soon will. Holly Thomas introduces the the clichés of university life

The XY chromosome: the editor

God this is going to be a FIT edition. You can just tell, there’s so much energy in this room…


The BNP’s election to the European Parliament was met with nearly universal outrage. Holly Thomas talks to Labour MP Ann Cryer, BNP Candidate Ken Booth and a BNP member at the University of York to find out how it happened

Modafinil: the new wonder drug?

A pill that makes you super-productive, and sleep completely redundant. Is there a catch? Holly Thomas and Tom Hobohm talk to students who’ve tried it

“He was the soundtrack to my life”

Holly Thomas charts the worldwide reaction to Michael Jackson’s death

The XY chromosome: a broken man

This isn’t real. You know that space in between sleeping and waking when you’re blank, blissfully unaware of the cruel…