Breaking down the slates

Awkward puns, cheesy mugshots, and a catastrophic failure to exhibit anything amounting to basic design skills are all symptomatic of the burgeoning political infection spreading across campus; into every crack, crevice and letterbox. Slates comprise seemingly like-minded students who band together to promote one unified, positive public image. These bandings also serve a convenient form…

Inside the student media coverage

During this upcoming period, QMessenger and QMTV will be looking into the candidates and their policies; while CUB plans to host an eagerly-anticipated fashion watch segment on each of the debates, and the results party. There’s also Quest. Quest does some things, namely an upcoming wireless debate. Why – then – seeing as the students’ union…

And so it begins…

It took us six minutes to establish the official hashtag (#QMelections) while all forms of student politicians, media junkies, and purist drama enthusiasts filtered into the Blomley Room two-by-two as if boarding a Noah’s Ark for underwhelmist hipsters.  This Candidates Meeting marked the beginning of a soon-to-be grittily-contested campaigning season in which Carlsberg socialists compete against…

Flappy Bird is gone! But it wasn’t so bad, was it?

Described by one user as “the drug of the app store” and reviewed by another as “always crash,” Flappy Bird was a point-based distance accumulator more minimalist than a bland, soulless IKEA kitchen set. The free app was developed in two days by small-time independent studio .GEAR, and was launched in May 2013. Following nine months of…

Labour to make massive Dogecoin investment, vows Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has this week unveiled plans to invest large sums into the cryptocurrency Dogecoin – as part of Labour’s left-field plans to boost growth and kickstart a ‘new age’ economy. Under the proposals, the government would make a £2 billion investment in 2017, raising funds by way of bake sales, naked calenders,…

January Retrosplurge | Open the floodgates

The month of January came and went faster than the willpower of New Year’s self-improvement nuts fulfilling their resolutions by window shopping for exercise bikes and crying into a box of Krispy Kremes.  The Daily Express adopted a familiarly xenophobic tone, running a poll asking its readership whether they would prefer to be flooded by water,…