Lily Pickard

WFFE Occupation hits one week mark

Warwick For Free Education’s (WFFE) Occupation of the University’s new £5.3 million conference facility, the Slate, has lasted a full week as of this morning, Friday 9 December. The initial Occupation, which began on the morning of Friday 2 December, was bolstered by students who joined following a solidarity march...
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Posted Dec. 9, 2016

UPDATED: WFFE occupy the Slate in HE protest

Warwick for Free Education (WFFE) have occupied the Slate, a brand new conference facility on Warwick campus, in a protest over the direction of higher education, today 2 December 2016. Alongside a statement released online, WFFE have made three demands in order to: “Hold the University to account…and to force...
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Posted Dec. 2, 2016

Editor’s Letter: Leave my gender out of my job

As a former Co-President of Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS), I consider myself to be pretty damn aware of how sexism can arise in various different forms. From gross comments to literal harassment, sexism is all around – it’s a sad fact of the society we live in. But, to be...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

Homophobic hate crime rises 57% in Warwickshire

Reports of homophobic hate crimes in Warwickshire have risen by 57% so far this year, the Boar can reveal, following a Freedom of Information request to Warwickshire Police. 44 of the crimes have been reported so far in 2016. For the entire twelve months of 2015, 28 incidents were recorded....
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Posted Nov. 18, 2016

Women in Sport: Warwick Sport launches involvement schemes

Warwick Sport has launched two different schemes recently in an attempt to get more women involved in sport at the University. “Warwick Girls Can” made a return after last year, where Warwick Sport claim over 100 women students attended the free events held. This is part of the national “This...
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Posted Nov. 16, 2016

Tinder Social – Swipe with friends?

So goes Tinder Social’s slogan. Your News Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief embarked on an epic quest to find out if this was truly the case. Admittedly, this wasn’t our initial plan. We had planned a BIG night out with our fellow raver and Lifestyle Editor, Gerard. Alas, it became a...
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Posted Nov. 13, 2016

Kasbah caught in sexism row over “Kiss Cam”

Kasbah Nightclub in Coventry have been accused of sexism over the “Kiss Cam” they are installing at their event tonight, November 11 2016. In a post on Facebook they wrote of the “Kiss Cam”: “Rules are simple – get yourself on the big screen and neck on with anyone nearby...
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Posted Nov. 11, 2016

#WarwickUS: Roundup of Warwick’s election all-nighter

Warwick Students’ Union (SU) societies including RaW, WTV and the Boar provided live coverage of the US Presidential Election overnight, where Republican Donald Trump was announced as the new President, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton. The evening consisted of panel discussions and interviews, hosted by Henry Riley, RaW Head of Speech...
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Posted Nov. 9, 2016

National Treasure: “A television masterpiece”

Trigger Warning: Mentions sexual abuse When I first saw the advert for Channel 4’s National Treasure, I instantly knew it was something I wanted to watch. Tackling the issue of historic sexual abuse, the drama was inspired by Operation Yewtree wherein a number of media personalities were investigated for the crime...
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Posted Oct. 23, 2016