Thursday 24th January 2019

Opinion

Opinion: Trump nears his two years in office, what now?

US President Donald Trump is no stranger to hate and criticism in the media, often for good reason. Recently, he received criticism for missing...

Opinion: ‘Hain should have known better’ than to name Sir Philip...

I get it; Philip Green is a thoroughly odious figure. Obnoxious and oozing a tacky sense of entitlement in every public appearance he makes,...

Opinion: Naming Sir Philip Green was in public interest

The key question in this debate is ostensibly whether Lord Hain should have exercised his parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the...

Opinion: Tuition fee changes will solve nothing

As a student, I’ll admit there are many days when I resent paying £9,000 for an education that was a heck of a lot...

Opinion: Demand on Mental Health Support Doubles in Five Years

Amid the blur of open days I visited over the eighteen months before arriving in Sheffield, one thing I was told by a marketing...

Opinion: ‘Bomb Stuff’ is a symptom, not a cause, of a...

In the week of October 22, at least fourteen packages containing pipe bombs were mailed to prominent Democrats and known Trump critics. The man...

Opinion: Strictly Curse Strikes Again

Photos were recently released revealing Seann Walsh, a comedian and contestant on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, kissing his professional dance partner, the married...

Opinion: O Canada…

On Wednesday 17 October, Canada became only the second country to legalise the possession and use of recreational marijuana. As I write a week...

Opinion: Policing paedophiles

It was revealed recently that over the last two years, Hampshire Police have been issuing those suspected of child sex abuse with leaflets to...

Opinion: What’s scarier than climate change? We can think of someone…

In the wake of the publication of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the looming climate change ‘catastrophe’, US...

Opinion: Black History Month: Does it go far enough?

Do you ever feel outnumbered? Have you been the only person under 18 at a political party meeting? Or the only student over 25...

Opinion: Doctor Who-‘re you kidding? Whittaker is perfect casting

“Doctor Who? Surely now it’s nurse who?!” Contrary to what my recent trawl through the misogynistic bowels of Twitter and Reddit have suggested, the decision...

Opinion: The University, the Suburbs and a National Crime Wave

Do the recent knife attacks really signify a violent crime ‘crisis’? And does so-called ‘black-on-black’ violence in Sheffield have more to do with the...

Opinion: May can dance, jive… but can she lead?

Theresa May’s closing Conservative Party Conference speech appeared to show that you can dance, jive, and even have the time of your life while...

Opinion: Do I Stay or Do I Leave?

“Do I stay or leave?” In an ideal world, survivors of domestic violence shouldn’t need to ask this question. Sadly, the decision to walk...

Opinion: Brexit is a shambles and May must go

No-one ever denied that Brexit would be difficult, but Theresa May has somehow managed to make it even harder for everyone through sheer incompetence....

Opinion: Euthanasia: Time for Change?

Death is often a topic that is rarely openly discussed in society. However, countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Japan have legalised...

Opinion: The Cult of Celebrity

Why does society give a pass to celebrities? Why do we shrug and excuse the behaviour of people because they have achieved a certain...

Opinion: Is University a rip-off?

Six months ago, I sat down at my desk in good-old Ranmoor, ready to sift through the second-year module handbook in order to calculate...

Opinion: CBB Race Row: A sign that nothing’s changed?

CONTENT NOTE: Please note that this article contains references to violent acts of racism. Celebrity Big Brother has often used the term ‘celebrity’ rather loosely,...

Who’s at fault for the Nick Clegg no-show?

Nick Clegg, the former deputy Prime Minister, has cancelled a speech at the University due to the threat of student protest and potential security...