Dancing Round the Ceiling

President Obama probably has better things to do than reflect on the irony that the debt ceiling, the limit that Congress places on the total amount of debt that the Federal Government can legally hold, was originally designed to…

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Monday, a new team of SRC Sabbatical Officers take up residence at the John McIntyre Building. Failed VP Student Support Candidate Oliver Milne offers them some words. This week’s…

In praise of twitterature

Everyone has become awfully snooty about Twitter recently. In part, this is because it has reached the critical mass of followers necessary for any social networking mechanism to stop being cool. But to an ever-growing number it is also…

The Thorn in China’s side

Hannah Millar marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan uprising, and looks at the current situation with the troubled Himalayan…

Striking back: Memories of a miner

On the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the miners strike, Pete Ramand speaks to former miner Ian Mitchell about the dispute that changed Britain. It is 25 years since the miners’ strike, which is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in…

It’s crunch time

As the global economy goes into downturn, James Maxwell and Callum McCormick investigate the credit crunch and what it means for students Over recent months, ‘the Credit Crunch’ has become a near-ubiquitous phrase, used in reference to the continuing…

21st Century Feminism: Girls Allowed

After the recent publication of the Sex and Power report from the Human Rights commission, Kirstien Hodgson asks if feminism is as relevant today as it once was I have of late realised that I am increasingly becoming numb…