St. Anne’s Ball cut by college JCR


By Harry Darkins

The St Anne’s 2013 ball has been cancelled by the College’s JCR committee, citing financial worries.

During a meeting held on Saturday, members of the JCR committee and the Presidents and Treasurer of the ball committee discussed the financial viability of holding the event during the current academic year.

A secret ballot was then held, in which the JCR committee voted that the JCR “would not financially underwrite the ball under current circumstances.” Continue reading “St. Anne’s Ball cut by college JCR”


John’s RON into election ruckus


By Harry Darkins

John’s was thrown into chaos this weekend after voting for the college’s next JCR President resulted in a surprise victory for R.O.N (Re-Open Nominations).

Candidates Harry Kind and Shyam Thakerar were defeated after only attaining 29 and 31 per cent of the vote respectively to R.O.N’s 40 per cent amidst claims that they were out of touch with the rest of the JCR. Continue reading “John’s RON into election ruckus”

Univ clamp down on unregistered bikes


By Harry Darkins and Ruth Maclean

Students at Univ are up in arms after gardeners forcibly removed a number of bike locks on Monday.

In an email to JCR members, Univ’s JCR Treasurer and Vice-president Robert Natzler described how the College’s gardeners went round with “dazzling temerity”, cutting the locks from bikes that were parked in Logic Lane and not marked with Univ stickers. Continue reading “Univ clamp down on unregistered bikes”

Gay-night club strife deepens


By Harry Darkins

Further drama has struck the Oxford gay scene with the rumoured cancellation of the controversial new club night ‘Popcorn’ due to its lack of popularity.

New evidence has also emerged to suggest that the attempted move of the ‘Poptarts’ club night from Baby Love Bar to The Plush Lounge was financially motivated, rather than as a result of homophobic behaviour as previously claimed. Continue reading “Gay-night club strife deepens”