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Scholars’ gowns are imposing and divisive. They must go

Tilda Agace, Isobel Cockburn, and Taisie Tsikas argue for exams without visual symbols of division and superiority ahead of an OUSU poll this week

Polemic, platitudes, and empty rhetoric

Bernie Sanders’ book launch at the Sheldonian left Cat Bean doubtful of the ability of populists to create meaningful political change

“A maelstrom of violence and destruction”

John Mainland discusses the past, present, and future of the complicated conflict in the war for Syria

Oxford University is a risky investment

Michael Shao debates whether he would add the University of Oxford to his hypothetical portfolio of investments

UK should follow Canada’s cannabis lead

Legalisation is smart and only a matter of time—Trudeau's move is a gutsy but good one, argues Maxim Parr-Reid

Ageing under the spotlight

Sophie Burdge condemns ageism in pop culture and our generation's obsession with beauty

One thing I’d change about Oxford… academic freedom

Michael Shao wishes that there was a little more choice in papers beyond one's chosen subject

Debate: Does Oxford foster a sense of community?

Maxim Parr-Reid and Tilly Nevin debate whether Oxford University fosters a sense of community

Cherworld HT4: A presidential palaver

Charlie Atkins and Harry Gosling discuss the impacts of Trump in Oxford, and the student response to the president's first days in office

Trump is limiting women’s reproductive rights

Julia Routledge says that Trump’s abortion measure will weaken women’s rights and that the UK must intervene

Do colleges have an imperative to help the homeless?

Michael Shao and Matt Roller debate the role of colleges in helping to solve Oxford's homelessness crisis

The profound need for an Australian republic

John Mainland makes an impassioned case for the need to end the British monarchy in Australia

Reintroducing grammar schools will solve nothing

Charlotte Tosti warns Theresa May that grammar schools are damaging for young people and that education policy should be focused elsewhere

Let’s be positive about 2017

Jordan Bernstein offers a positive outlook on 2017, hoping that it will counter the excitement of 2016 and be dull, tedious, and uneventful

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