Billy Perrigo

Government warns freshers to avoid study drugs

A new government initiative is warning freshers to avoid study drugs such as modafinil. The ‘Fake Meds Campaign’, run by a subsidiary of the Department of Health, is aimed at awareness of the problem of fake and unlicensed medical products. Students allegedly purchase study drugs primarily online, from unlicensed dealers....
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Posted Oct. 8, 2016

Disco Dave/Colin Candy no longer to play Kelsey’s

Disco Dave will no longer be playing Kelsey’s on Monday nights after a Boar article linked his alter ego (DJ Colin Candy) with his POP persona. Disco Dave (real name Colin Hutcheon) told a Boar journalist: “there’s been some sort of mix up regarding that gig as I am NOT...
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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Activism, occupation and injunctions: student politics at Warwick

The incoming University of Warwick Freshers’ class of 2016/2017 are joining one of the most politically active universities in the country. From free education, to anti-radicalisation; from equal pay to sexism and the decolonisation of our curriculum – there’s a dense political landscape to be navigated. In a Boar Features Freshers’ special,...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2016

Warwick has 8th lowest university crime rate

Warwick has the 8th lowest annual crime rates of any University in the England and Wales, according to 2016 data released by the Complete University Guide. It has the second lowest crime rates in the Russell Group, coming behind only the University of York. Warwick has 21.23 instances of reported...
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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Study drugs ‘sweep’ Warwick

The study drugs Modafinil and Noopept are “sweeping universities”, according to an article in the Sun which featured testimony from Warwick students. Many students at Warwick have turned to study drugs this exam season, despite them being banned this May under the government’s Psychoactive Substances Act. Noopept and Modafinil are...
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Posted Jun. 10, 2016

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP speaks for Warwick Brexit Campaign

Warwick Brexit Campaign hosted an evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on Thursday May 5. Speaking to a packed lecture theatre in the Ramphal Building, the MP made the case for Britain to leave the European Union. His argument centred around the case for democracy. The EU, he said, is a “failed project...
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Posted May. 17, 2016

James Blake stuns on latest album The Colour In Anything

At midnight last Thursday, James Blake unassumingly dropped his third album online. Standing at a majestic one hour and sixteen minutes, The Colour in Anything is by far his longest LP to date, and is gripping and haunting throughout. In the three years since his last album, James Blake has...
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Posted May. 10, 2016