Saturday 22nd September 2018

Opinion

Opinion: Response piece – LGBT+ accommodation is a huge step forward

As we’ve all heard, Sheffield Students’ Union has secured LGBT+ exclusive accommodation from this September onwards. This is a huge step in creating actual...

Opinion: The trouble with SU LGBT+ Accommodation

On Tuesday 5 March, Sheffield Students’ Union announced that it was “incredibly happy” to be establishing exclusive LGBT+ only flats. While I applaud them...

Opinion: Class Group Chats: The Never-Ending Nightmare

You may think that, in the grand scheme of things, the group chat will inevitably go the way of Vine, Firefly, and the Woolly...

Opinion: We need to talk about Woody Allen: why does the...

Over the past eight months the #MeToo movement has gained momentus speed, triggered by over 50 women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and...

Opinion: Northern Powerhouse – how one move could empower a region

The idea of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ was first proposed in 2014 by then-Chancellor George Osborne, in an effort to promote economic growth in the...

The housing calamity in London

I was brought up in Isleworth West London and have now realised I take for granted my ability to live comfortably in the capital...

Speech is free, talk is cheap and debate is?

I recently wrote an article criticising Stormzy’s performance at the Brits. In short, the piece spoke about whether music had become too political, the...

Opinion: No, the Arts Tower Occupation Isn’t Stupid

In his article on Thursday 15th March, John Clough told you that the Arts Tower occupation is “stupid.”  Why? Supposedly, the occupation resembles a...

Opinion: Music has always been and always will be political

In response to a previous opinion article by Charlie Heywood-Heath. The sanctity of Britain’s biggest music awards ceremony apparently came under threat this year. According...

Opinion: Why The Arts Tower Occupation Is Stupid

I get it. You’re at university, and the world seems to be opening up before your eyes. You’re becoming aware of how unfair pretty...

Opinion: Music has become a place to spread political propaganda

Wednesday night’s BRIT awards saw Stormzy win the ‘best male’ award, but it was his end of show performance which received the most attention....

Opinion: Who is the worst Briton in history?

Stanley Beal: Richard Beeching spent most of his career in obscurity as a director of a chemical company. It was for this reason Harold Macmillan...

Why students should support the strike to save staff pensions

Our education is under attack from all angles: we’ve seen our tuition fees tripled, grants cut for the poorest students, and now the security...

Potential PM replacement Jacob Rees-Mogg is a political ‘alien’

Jacob Rees-Mogg makes no attempt to conceal his immense privilege. He has, for the entirety of his life, been provided a tremendous head start...

Library wars: which is your favourite?

Every Sheffield student has a library preference. Three of our contributors have decided to battle it out. Who are you backing?

What is it like to attend university with an invisible disability?

Having an unseen disability is a struggle. You face judgement from society and a lack of empathy from peers, academics and employers.

When will America give up guns?

With 31% of the world’s mass shootings since 1966, it’s time for the United States to catch up with the rest of the world and introduce gun controls.

While not ‘without fault’, the celebration of Halloween’s ‘fictional’ evils isn’t...

Of the two kinds of people the previous article described, “those who know nothing of the event’s occult connections and those who simply don’t care” I suppose I would fit into the latter.

Society keeps Miss-ing the mark: use the right title

She is the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley, previously worked at Women’s Aid, and is a proud and outspoken feminist.

Can Vince Cable really bring the Lib Dems back to power?

The Liberal Democrats’ tainted reputation from the Coalition Government puts Vince Cable in a delicate position of trying to restore the popularity the party had once.

Is the term ‘chav’ intrinsically classist?

The term ‘chav’ has become an accepted piece of everyday slang. It is thrown about to describe the way people dress, act and where they live.