Archive for June, 2015

Brain damage, sadism and ‘a bloke down the pub’. What examiners think of students.

Brain damage, sadism and ‘a bloke down the pub’. What examiners think of students.

22nd June 2015

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“You’ll be fine in your exams”, they said. “Examiners aren’t evil” they said. Exam season. That bane of student life. Friends at other unis finally… Read More ›

The tweeification of women’s bodies: for the love of God, stop knitting uteruses

The tweeification of women’s bodies: for the love of God, stop knitting uteruses

19th June 2015

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There is, as BuzzFeed would put it, a weird new trend in women’s rights activism. The starvation and violence of suffrage campaigns, the powerful liberation movements… Read More ›

Indeed.

OULC back left-wing Jez for Labour leader

19th June 2015

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Certain OULC members have circle-jerked into a frenzy as they claim credit for getting left-winger Jeremy Corbyn onto the Labour leadership ballot. Record 5-time winner… Read More ›

Now, Never or A$AP? Rocky organisation for speaker event

Now, Never or A$AP? Rocky organisation for speaker event

16th June 2015

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For 24 hours nobody knew who was hosting A$AP Rocky – it’s now descended to tit-for-tat infighting On Sunday evening at 20:17, Annie Teriba created a… Read More ›

Dear Louis Trup: where’s my fucking monorail?

Dear Louis Trup: where’s my fucking monorail?

16th June 2015

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Continuing its proud record of scrutiny, its relentless demands for transparency, and its lacklustre attempts at taking the piss, VERSA revisits an old habit: being… Read More ›

Self-care culture: no, finger-painting doesn’t help me “self-actualise as a woman”

Self-care culture: no, finger-painting doesn’t help me “self-actualise as a woman”

16th June 2015

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There’s a new word on the internet. It appears to have started, as many of these things do, on American university campuses, and has spread… Read More ›

The 10 things you lose during exam season

The 10 things you lose during exam season

14th June 2015

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Like it or not, exams end up being the most important and stressful things that you do at Oxford. As they get closer and closer,… Read More ›

The forgotten ‘ism’: struggles of a BFG

The forgotten ‘ism’: struggles of a BFG

14th June 2015

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‘Oi look it’s the BFG!’ ‘God, she’s fucking grim.’ Thus the insults thrown at my friend in Cellar by two polite gentlemen. And you think heightism’s… Read More ›

Looks can be deceiving

BREAKING: Stu sees off Zu in triumphant sweep to power – or, at least, Union presidency…

13th June 2015

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Despite a well-fought campaign Zuleyka, the self-confessed underdog, wasn’t able to stop Stu ascending to the wooden throne. Stu’s victory wasn’t casualty free, the Wadham… Read More ›

Looks can be deceiving

Scrutiny report: all the drama, deception and juicy detail of BOTH Union slates

12th June 2015

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Slaters gonna slate, slate, slate… And this time, it’s personal. The lines have been drawn. The starting-pistols have been fired. The vaguely snide comments in CherStu… Read More ›