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It’s nearing the end of term. Here’s some of the best tales we spotted this week:
By Kayli Olson for River Online
A Kingston student was “smiling and laughing” when he injured a university security guard in
a hit-and-run last summer, a court heard.
Talal Al-Hindi, 19, of Raeburn Avenue, Surbiton, denies that he deliberately ran over Jason
Butler in the university car park on July 10.
By Ariane Laurent-Smith for the Oxford Student
This feature has more than 6,000 views. Read more to see what all the fuss is about!
By Jake Foxford for the Courier
This Harry Potter-style discovery had us hooked.
By Shaun Kennedy for Glasgow Guardian
The verdict has been delivered: the University of Glasgow is amber. Spiked Online decided
this in light of Glasgow University’s policy on free speech, citing the QMU’s ban on the song
‘Blurred Lines’ as well as the refusal to give homophobic cleric, Mufti Ismail Menk a platform.
By Natasa Christofidou for Exeposé
It’s that time again! The traditional Hindu festival was celebrated outside the Ram Garden,
which is adjacent to Devonshire House at the University.
Students were able to celebrate Holi and appreciate their diversity through fun activities such
as throwing powdered paint around. Additional entertainment was also provided through the
presence of a live DJ.
By Lili Bidwell for the Cambridge Student
Following a referendum, students at Peterhouse have voted to keep the ‘Miss Peterhouse’
event. The event, a drag pageant held by the JCR each year, had recently faced calls for it to
be scrapped, led by the Women’s and LGBT+ representatives.
The results of the referendum were close, with 48.51% voting in favour of the pageant,
41.58% opposing it, and 9.9% blank votes. As Peterhouse is a small college, this meant there
were just 7 more votes in favour of keeping ‘Miss Peterhouse’ than there were against it.
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