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Austere approach to student noise problem is not working

As part of Community Week at The University of Manchester, we discuss what is being done to tackle negative neighbourly relationships in the biggest student areas

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The End of Days: Throwing a great graduation party

Alice Williams looks into the prospect of having a graduation party that will subdue the mounting fear as you’re let out into the real world.

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Pangaea, ‘poogate’, and prangs

Despite spending time in the medical tent, our Deputy Editor-in-Chief managed to enjoy the atmosphere, decoration, and costumes at Pangaea’s tenth birthday

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Bierkeller Christmas Party

Our guru of the Corn Exchange Sarah Lambert heads to Bierkeller for the annual ale-fuelled Christmas party

Photos: Polly Bartlett

The night we lost our Ann Summers Virginity

‘Fuck it Fiona’ peels back the lace to reveal the rabbits, romping, and ridiculous behaviour of an Ann Summers party

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!

Photo: Ellie Gibbs

Recipe: The Perfect Rocky Road Bars

As probably one of the easiest sweet treats to make, rocky road bars are my fail-safe party showstopper. The basic recipe is to grab everything unhealthy, smash it all to bits, cover it with gooey melted chocolate and refrigerate.

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Preview: Electric Castle Festival

Ever wanted to party at a castle in Transylvania?

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Should students be responsible for their friends’ anti-social behaviour?

The UK government is making the controversial decision to criminalise behaviour that is considered as simply a “nuisance or annoyance” to the dismay of many.

The Christmas Party

Fashion under the mistletoe

The Christmas Party season is looming, with all sorts of occasions and festivities fast approaching – “what should I wear?” we hear you call… Charlie Daniels offers some inspiration for all your merriments, ‘tis the season to be jolly – and look incredible!

Four left injured at end of exams bash. Photo: Amy Hallett

Exam party stabbing leads to Birdcage ban

– Four left with puncture wounds and facial injuries
– Club forced to close on weeknights after end of exams party

80s

Event Review: Cornerhouse’s 25th Birthday

It was Cornerhouse’s 25th birthday on 25th September, and to celebrate they held an ‘80s party called ‘It was acceptable in the ‘80s’ (why does everybody keep saying that? What was acceptable in the ‘80s? Invading the Faulklands?). It started off with a choice of classic ‘80s films, and everyone went to see The Goonies except me, a move I quickly regretted. Insignificance seemed more attractive at the time, and was also a movie I hadn’t seen approximately a billion times. It’s about a man who is clearly supposed to be Einstein and a woman who is clearly supposed to be Marilyn Monroe who nearly have sex but don’t. Weird. After the film there was a quiz about the ‘80s and I literally didn’t know a single answer, but everyone was given a donut for taking part. Guiltiest donut I’ve ever eaten. The donut of shame.
The party then moved upstairs and it was all free drinks and dancing Ghostbusters. Actually, after the two free drinks it reverted back to mad Cornerhouse prices, so getting battered wasn’t really on the agenda. It would’ve been a little weird anyway to be honest; the crowd at this party were overwhelmingly those who idolised Bill Murray when they were seven, but who are now kind of balding and forlornly picking at their glittery suits over a mug of red wine. The party was a bit lamely decked out and no massive effort had gone into the decoration of the place. There was also the quite fundamental problem that there was no good music in the ‘80s. True story.
Verdict: Members of the Breakfast Club might have enjoyed this but as a member of the Pokemon club this didn’t offer a great deal. Noughties Ferris Bueller would’ve truanted the fuck out of this.