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Getting rid of Uber means the black cab monopoly wins again

I see Uber as more than just a taxi app which lets us get around. From a student’s perspective, it is yet another innovation that has increasingly come to define our generation. It’s even coined the term ‘uberization’ – combining modern technology with radically transform a traditional industry such as taxicabs....
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Posted Oct. 14, 2017

Election night madness

On Friday 3 March, the roof fell in on Warwick student politics. Or rather, it almost did. The Dirty Duck’s structural snafu occurred earlier in the day. Though this ensured none of the candidates were injured, it also meant the kitchen was out of action – bursting with any hopes...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

Why no one cares about student politics

Student politics has long been a distant entity to most of us here on campus. Many may cite the NUS discount card or the copious amounts of cardboard on campus now that it is election week, but not much else. The recent actions of the Student Council (which, understandably, most...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2017

Of course we waste our student loans, we’re students

Last month, The Telegraph alleged that a third of students frivolously waste their loans, indulging their hedonistic desires – drinking, partying and shopping. All unnecessary and contrary to the ethos of rigorous study and discussion. Unsurprisingly this brought the fury of students. They slap us with £9,000 fees and now...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Andy Street: your next mayor?

Many are familiar with the position of the Mayor of London for its rather flamboyant, headline-grabbing incumbents, such as Boris Johnson or current mayor Sadiq Khan. However, as part of the government’s push for regional devolution, a number of areas, including the West Midlands, are electing mayors this year. Those...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2017

The real problem with tuition fees

Two months ago, over 10,000 students and lecturers took to the streets of London in what has now become a familiar sight, protesting against rising tuition fees. They claimed that tuition fees, which if the government’s higher education bill is passed will be allowed to rise to £9,250, along with...
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Posted Jan. 13, 2017