Monday 18th March 2019 UTC04

Opinion

Opinion: HS2 will make our flawed train system even worse

Horrific spending 2? Hopeless speculation 2? The construction of HS2, the government’s second high speed railway, which is planned to link London with our...

Opinion: Sheffield has a post-grad housing problem

We’ve all seen the brand-new tower blocks looming ominously over the Sheffield skyline, promising the earth to university students. With over 60,000 of them...

Opinion: Amazon’s packaging problem still hasn’t gone away

Amazon use too much packaging - it’s hardly an original argument. I’m sure many of you have noticed it and I know that numerous...

Opinion: Us Brits focus on snow too much

In case it has escaped your attention, things are quite busy at the minute. I don’t mean on an individual basis, although with copious...

Opinion: Recent MP quits from parties hopefully will eventually change our...

Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party to stand as independents under the grouping “The Independent Group”, strikingly in tune with The Independent;...

Opinion: More variety is needed to fairly assess students

Stress levels rise, deadlines loom and flashcard demand surges: Sheffield students prepare themselves for the first exam period of the academic year. But, as...

Opinion: Labour MP Luciana Berger was wrong to quit her party...

Luciana Berger and 6 other Labour MPs have announced their resignation from the Labour Party. The line-up consisted of well-known Blairites, whose distaste for...

Opinion: When done right, Veganuary and veganism can be easy and...

Being trapped in the library in early January makes Veganuary tough, even if you are a dedicated (although occasionally lazy) vegan. While Sheffield is...

Opinion: The prospect of a Harry Potter series deserves a chance

Daniel Radcliffe recently said a Harry Potter reboot is inevitable and fans were outraged. In an interview with IGN, the 29-year-old said that the ‘sacredness’...

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...