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Cuba and the US? Close but no cigar

Cuba and the US? Close but no cigar

16th Jan 2015 by Stephanie Stafford
Arguing there are still significant obstacles to overcome, Stephanie Stafford surveys the recent developments in...
Warwick’s occupation shows students how to fight

Warwick’s occupation shows students how to fight

16th Jan 2015 by James Elliott
James Elliott argues that after the violent clash with police at Warwick, students need to be steeled against the...
We need students to participate

We need students to participate

16th Jan 2015 by James Blythe
James Blythe, OUSU Vice-President (Access & Academic Affairs), argues that engaging students in politics is vital...
The Campaign: OSFA for dairy-free G&D's ice cream

The Campaign: OSFA for dairy-free G&D's ice cream

16th Jan 2015 by Josh Hagley
Josh Hagley talks about the need to make vegan food more accessible and Oxford Students for Animals (OSFA)'s...
Interview: Roger Bootle

Interview: Roger Bootle

16th Jan 2015 by Harry Gosling
Harry Gosling talks to Roger Bootle about economic forecasting, continuity and the New Year
Free speech does not mean we have the right to offend

Free speech does not mean we have the right to offend

14th Jan 2015 by Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson argues that, in light of the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo, we do not have the right to intentionally...
In defence of celebrity feminism

In defence of celebrity feminism

13th Jan 2015 by Lucy Valsamidis
Lucy Valsamidis argues that while celebrity feminism isn't perfect, it can nevertheless be a force for good.
U.S. retaliation to Sony film hack is unjustified

U.S. retaliation to Sony film hack is unjustified

8th Jan 2015 by Sian Meaney
Sian Meaney argues that sanctions imposed on North Korea by the United States following the Sony Pictures hack are...
Whatever happened to the "Compassionate Conservatives"?

Whatever happened to the "Compassionate Conservatives"?

6th Jan 2015 by Freddie Hopkinson
In response to David Cameron's appearance on the Andrew Marr Show, Freddie Hopkinson bemoans the demise of the idea...
Celebrity should be no barrier to leading a college

Celebrity should be no barrier to leading a college

1st Jan 2015 by Lucjan Kaliniecki
Lucjan Kaliniecki argues that appointing celebrity figures as heads of colleges is a welcome variation to the Oxford...
No Mr. Hitchens, Russia is not acting peacefully

No Mr. Hitchens, Russia is not acting peacefully

22nd Dec 2014 by Stanislas Lalanne
Stanislas Lalanne argues against the views laid out by Peter Hitchens concerning the Ukraine crisis
Breastfeeding, facesitting & patriarchal control

Breastfeeding, facesitting & patriarchal control

22nd Dec 2014 by Mary Reader
Mary Reader argues that the concept of 'appropriateness' is a patriarchal tool used to control women's freedom of action
State school colleges are a belittling suggestion

State school colleges are a belittling suggestion

18th Dec 2014 by Frances Timberlake
Frances Timberlake rejects the proposal that state school Oxbridge colleges would enhance access
Child prostitution in Zarqa: a city paralysed by the mafia

Child prostitution in Zarqa: a city paralysed by the mafia

16th Dec 2014 by James Tailor
An anonymous account of social corruption, child prostitution and mafia control in Zarqa, a city in Jordan
Police brutality is not a new problem

Police brutality is not a new problem

16th Dec 2014 by Sian Meaney
Sian Meaney argues that recent incidences of police brutality are part of a latent and often ignored issue in our...
Postgraduate loans: a case of too much education?

Postgraduate loans: a case of too much education?

11th Dec 2014 by Harry Gosling
Harry Gosling argues that the introduction of postgraduate loans will not necessarily promote prosperity and social...
The butcher and the salesman

The butcher and the salesman

11th Dec 2014 by Charlotte McLean
Charlotte McLean condemns the cosmetic surgery industry as insidious and sexist
Dining club's bad taste lingers

Dining club's bad taste lingers

9th Dec 2014 by Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson argues that the Gridiron Club's failed attempt to admit female members is another example of Oxford...
Feature: Homelessness in Oxford

Feature: Homelessness in Oxford

6th Dec 2014 by Niluka Kavanagh, Megan Gibbons, Lily Taylor, Tristan Upton
As the festive spirit grows and students start going home for Christmas, the need to think about charitable causes...
The dangerous assumptions behind the latest porn regulations

The dangerous assumptions behind the latest porn regulations

3rd Dec 2014 by Alice King
Alice King argues that the recently announced restrictions on certain types of porn show an outdated and dangerous...
Stand for your JCR committee: a call to arms

Stand for your JCR committee: a call to arms

2nd Dec 2014 by Tom Carter
Tom Carter responds to the growing apathy for JCR politics