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A shopping center and a tree: Christmas personified. Photo: Tony Hisgett @Flickr

An Ode to Christmas 2014

Halfway through July, I’d love all the family I haven’t contacted for a year to come to my house. That would be ...

This unadulterated picture of Santa Claus' existence is yet more proof that Father Christmas does in fact exist. Photo: Guilherme Kardel @Flickr

Santa is real

I have seen Father Christmas, I have sat on his knee and received a present from the bushy-bearded bringer of jollity. I ...

The News of the World closed because of the huge number of allegations claimed against it. Could proper press regulation have allowed such a disaster? Photo: gravity_grave @Flickr

Should we increase regulation of the press?

Yes Lauren Wills Today’s media get away with murder. We were all disgusted at the phone-hacking scandal which came to light in 2011, ...

A shopping center and a tree: Christmas personified. Photo: Tony Hisgett @Flickr

An Ode to Christmas 2014

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 1
This unadulterated picture of Santa Claus' existence is yet more proof that Father Christmas does in fact exist. Photo: Guilherme Kardel @Flickr

Santa is real

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 2
The News of the World closed because of the huge number of allegations claimed against it. Could proper press regulation have allowed such a disaster? Photo: gravity_grave @Flickr

Should we increase regulation of the press?

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 3
The News of the World closed because of the huge number of allegations claimed against it. Could proper press regulation have allowed such a disaster? Photo: gravity_grave @Flickr

Should we increase regulation of the press?

Thomas McEvilly and Lauren Wills debate the issue of press regulation, weighing up the need for freedom of expression, a transparent media, and ethical journalism

A short moment of enjoyable decadence through in our stressful modern lives, Christmas dinner awaits you. Photo: chrisisphoto @Flickr

Does Christmas change as we age?

If you are currently going through the stage of Christmas losing its sparkle, then have no fear; for Harry Newton is here to remind you of the Christmas wonders only adults can enjoy!

A shopping center and a tree, Christmas personified. Photo: Tony Hisgett @ Flickr

An Ode to Christmas 2014

The unstoppable force of Christmas is here to stay, so listen to Joe Evans, grab a bottle of your finest festive booze and enjoy every second of it. There’s no reason not to!

This unadulterated picture of Santa Claus' existence is yet more proof that Father Christmas does in fact exist. Photo: Guilherme Kardel @Flickr

Santa is real

“Santa is real, I tell you!” Says Opinion Editor Morris Seifert

The university and the city continue to infringe upon us, while failing to protect us. Photo: Blithe Mik @ Flickr

Off-campus but on the record

In their efforts to record and control its students, the University of Manchester and the local community are neglecting the real dangers

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Should we accept a Surveillance State?

Isaac Atwal and Lauren Wills debate the pros and cons of state surveillance and answer the question whether or not we can allow it to continue

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A real-world Dystopia

Dystopian futures are our today, and technology is watching, always watching

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The Most Arrogant of Lies: Voluntourism

Travelling the world in aid of volunteering whilst overlooking the needs of those close to us is a result of first-world boredom and the necessity of moral reassurance

In 2006, boycotts threatened student's degrees, but now the UCEA shows us how little they care. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Academic Cold War

The only product of UCU strikes is mutually assured destruction. In this sum game, it’s the students who are hurting, argues David Brierley

A University of Manchester Students' Union banner at an anti-fees protest in 2004. We haven't heard much from them recently. Photo: daggi @Flickr

A Union of apathy and failure

Apolitical, nonplussed, and too concerned with going to the Warehouse Project, Will Brown shows us why students need to get their act together—or face the consequences of apathy

Strikes in 2011 by university affiliated unions campaigned against pension cuts too. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Strikes are the answer for powerless unions

In light of the recent university marking boycott, and its subsequent postponing, Lauren Wills explains why we have to put up with the necessary evil of strikes

Bob Crowe was, for many, the last bastion of Trade Unionism in the United Kingdom. Photo: Rob Phillips @ Flickr

Solidarity is the only way to protect our rights

The vilification of trade unions by the right-wing mainstream media shouldn’t stop us from realising their real value, and students should really be supporting them