Season in Review: We can laugh about it now, right?

Russian forces approached Crimea in the early hours of the morning of February 28. Reports indicate that 2,000 troops were sent from the motherland into the troubled region, while another 150,000 were waiting in reserve on the Ukrainian border.  International tensions have escalated following King of Russia Vladimir Putin’s two-fingered salute to the rest of the West, as he…

Candidates’ Videos Reviewed

There’s a certain sort of art that goes into making a students’ union video which isn’t utter rubbish. Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) perhaps best exemplified this with the release of the abominable lip-synch cringe-fest that was its Exec Song 2013. For reference, if our Sabbatical and part-time officers took it upon themselves to release such…

Match Report: Mile End Hustings

The Mile End Hustings are very much the climax to the season of bullshit; in that it’s uncomfortably placed either side of the Whitechapel Hustings’ foreplay, and the Drapers Results Party’s post-coital regret. Secondly, in that it’s all downhill from here. Last night was our final chance to scrutinise the candidates on the rubbish they’ve…

Candidates’ Critique: President

The students’ union president is “the voice of the union”; in that their job is to literally parrot whatever propagandist nonsense the staff members, particularly the chief executive, come up with when they’re twiddling their thumbs behind their desks. Contrary to popular belief, the president does not actually have the power to make any sweeping,…

Candidates’ Critique: VP Education

The role of Vice President Education is pretty much self-explanatory, though often misunderstood. This person, if elected, would represent students on matters such as teaching quality, library provision, and coursework feedback. They would be expected to liaise with the Faculty Reps and Course Reps, in order to improve the overall general education experience. However, many…