VERSA | EXCLUSIVE: OUSU’s CRAE Co-Chair Kiran Benipal resigns

Both Co-Chairs for OUSU’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality, Kiran Benipal and Hetal Jani, have resigned from their post, citing suspended status and a finalist’s workload respectively as their reasons for stepping down. Previously, Kiran has been accused of anti-Semitism after sending an anti-Semitic tweet from her Twitter account. This led to calls for her […]

VERSA | Star Wars premiere a cock up of ‘galactic proportions’

Residents and students alike donned their best Chewbacca, Han Solo and Princess Leia costumes and tottered down to the Oxford Odeon to the much anticipated Star Wars premiere. Lightsabers stiffened in anticipation and Yoda voices imitated were. The atmosphere was full of merriment, nostalgia, and breathless nerdiness. One box of sweet, another of salty, and a Mr. […]

VERSA | Pedro’s – we put on our sombreros to you

1. VERSA motions to stand in solidarity with Norwich restaurant Pedro’s. VERSA notes: That University of East Anglia Student Union banned Tex-Mex restaurant Pedro’s from handing out sombreros to students, and confiscated the gifts at the freshers’ fair. That the student union was concerned about cultural appropriation. That the British Mexican Society sides with Pedro’s, stating: ‘I would […]