Articles in the Comment Category
PROTEST FOR PEACE
A call for an end to the war in Afghanistan is to be made on the 20th November in central London. A joint initiative between the Stop The War Coalition, CND, the British Muslim Initiative and several other affiliated groups, a large number of people are expected to take part in the demonstration, which will call for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and for British troops to return home. The Stop the War Coalition, which was behind what is believed to be the largest demonstration in …
Comment, Culture, International News »
On why the recent general election in Burma is a sham.
On the 7th November the South-East Asian nation of Burma, also known as Myanmar, will hold its first general election since 1990. As of 1962 the country has been ruled by a military government, which has forcibly crushed every call for democracy since then (most publicly and recently in the October 2007 Saffron Revolution). Given this history of violence, authoritarianism, and either the manipulation or dismissal of election and referendum results, instead of being a step towards democracy and much …
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It’s that time of year, shortly students will be hanging banners, handing out flyers and competing for poster space around the campus, all the while dressed in outlandish costumes and t-shirts covered in glitter and slogans. No, it’s not the latest sport fixture on a Wednesday, it’s Elections!
So what is this glittering prize that so many students are willing to campaign in rain, snow, and blazing sunshine for? Well, it’s the chance to be part of the team that leads the Union for an entire year.
The 4 Full Time (paid) …
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January is that time of the year where we all finally attempt to overcome our Christmas hangovers, begin to maintain our New Year resolutions and generally make a fresh, clean start towards the rest of the year.
However, as university students, this is also the important time on the calendar when first and possibly second year students should be deciding on and finalising private accommodation lets for the years that follow. However, the turn of the New Year also brings with it numerous coursework deadlines and endless exam preparation, and there …
Comment, Uncategorized »
I will not profess to have created such a genius headline; the brains behind it were that of Gordon Smart, for his Bizarre column in The Sun, 18th December 2009. This clever play with words was used to describe Simon Cowell’s dismay at the ability of the Facebook group ‘ Rage Against The Machine for Christmas Number 1’, to have knocked his newest X-Factor puppet off of the top spot.
I’m not writing this to discuss whether or not this was fair or correct, or if little Joe was …
Editorial, Featured, Uncategorized »
Canterbury’s paper of record since 1717, the Kentish Gazette, is used to its fair share of criticism.
Some of that criticism is deserved but Unified’s article headlined Kentish Gazette Get Personal: Lies, Lies, Lies simply got it wrong.
It accused our coverage about the return of the Cathedral city’s students of being fabricated, slanderous and fictitious. It was not.
It criticised us for not acknowledging the role students play in boosting the economy or recognising the contribution they make to the voluntary sector. We covered both aspects – on the front page and …
In the November/December issue of Unified, the newspaper included the article entitled ‘The mother of all money problems’, printed on page 9 in the ‘Finance’ section of the issue. Unified acknowledges that the subject and concerns raised in the article were that of one individual, and do not reflect the opinions of every student at CCCU.
We would also like to apologise for any offence caused within the article, and recognise that in the current financial climate, Canterbury Christ Church University has helped many students who have not yet received their …
Hello and welcome to this edition of Unified. We are the newly appointed editors, Jamie Harris and Sam Francis. We are both second year journalism students so this is a fantastic opportunity for us. We hope that we have brought a new edge and direction to the newspaper with our dedicated team of writers.
There have been mixed opinions on the new 35million pound library, but the question I’d like answered, is what did 35million actually buy?
When talking about the library most students will point out the distance of the library as being the main issue. Before, the library was on campus, but now it is a good thirteen minute walk away (and yes I was sad enough to time it!) and that was walking quickly, let alone carrying books, bags, in the rain, sleet and snow – treacherous times for us ladies in …
Comment, International News, Lifestyle »
The experiences of an International Student who made Canterbury Christ Church her home:
For many, regardless of gender, age or nationality, starting University means moving to a brand new stage in life. However, doing it abroad is an even greater challenge to one’s self-confidence and beliefs. Surprisingly though, looking back in time, for me it was exactly this that made my time as a fresher even sweeter.
Although coming to CCCU straight in year 3 after transferring from my previous University in Bulgaria, as a fresher, I went through the same uncertainties …