SPA Newsletter – October ’17
Splash Sunday – 12/11
Remember, remember… when I used to send these on a Sunday, every week, without fail? Yeah, me neither.
I’ve always found this time of year to be exhausting. What with Halloween, Bonfire Night, the clocks going back, and the mornings getting colder, its all I can do not to come home from work and immediately crawl under my duvet. (I can hear Dan muttering “Excuses, excuses” as I type…) Obviously there are upsides, from crunching through fallen leaves to anticipating the Starbucks Christmas drinks menu. Pumpkin spice can get out of town; its allllll about the toffee nut lattes.
However, Halloween parties and sparklers aside, it has been also been a dramatic time of late, with sexual assault allegations and harassment scandals sending shockwaves through Hollywood, Westminster, and the journalism industry, among others. And student publications, as ever, did a fantastic job in translating the themes of these national and international issues into relevant stories for their readership.
There are some great examples below.
So whatever you’ve been up to, I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the first almost-proper month of winter. Enjoy this weeks’ belated Splash Sunday (I’m just gonna stop apologising at this stage and embrace keeping you all on your toes…)
The Mancunion have done a great job here at looking at how Manchester’s SU’s latest safety scheme has been perceived.
“Conservatives suspend two students over online comments following Saintinvestigation.”
With accusations of sexual assault flying around Westminster, The Saint, via a superb piece of investigative journalism, show that politics on campus is not averse to controversy that attracts national attention, such as these two student’s who were suspended after allegedly racist and transphobic comments.