Opinion

Cameron Smyth: Top of the Morning, Leprechaun

Cameron Smyth: Top of the Morning, Leprechaun

Opinion December 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm Comments

HOW MANY potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman? None. Now, at first I found this funny – yep, ha ha ha, I’m Irish! However, after the fifth or sixth time I hear an IrishRead More

Open letter from Greg Dash, Postgraduate Student Trustee of the Students’ Union

Open letter from Greg Dash, Postgraduate Student Trustee of the Students’ Union

Opinion December 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm Comments

The following letter has been received from Greg Dash, Postgraduate Student Trustee of Aberystwyth University Students’ Union. Dear representatives of the Board of Trustees, Aberystwyth University Students’ Union, Please accept this letter as my resignation fromRead More

Aber and the World: How much democracy is too much democracy?

Opinion December 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm Comments

YOU’RE going to agree with me this time, I can tell. Of course you’re going to agree with me, because I’m going to talk about democracy and how there’s entirely too much of it around. IRead More

Change Aberystwyth University’s late submission policy

Opinion December 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm Comments

SILLY little mistakes, everyone makes them. Whether it’s saying the wrong thing to that girl you like or not changing the batteries in your alarm and turning up late for work, those silly little mistakes areRead More

University internal review upholds FOI refusal

University internal review upholds FOI refusal

ASM, Opinion October 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm Comments

THE UNIVERSITY have again refused to release documents requested by The Courier relating to the report by auditors Deloittes and lawyers Eversheds into “a number of commercial and operational matters at the University”. The request, madeRead More

Laura Dickens: We are in an economy of cuts, but health services should never be viewed as optional

Opinion October 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm Comments

OVER the past year we’ve seen significant cuts to health services in Aberystwyth, and more so, the cuts to services available for students. Students may make up a transient population of Aberystwyth, but the fact isRead More

Michaela Kyrionymou: Well done Nick, you massive chump

Opinion October 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm Comments

REACHING the dizzy heights of number 143 in the charts, our Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this month released his debut single ‘I’m Sorry’. Starring those glazed, expressionless eyes, a lot of head shaking and theRead More

Jack Barton: What does ‘The Real Ale Society’ say about us?

Opinion October 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm Comments

THERE is a good chance that some of you are regular readers of The Courier and so might have seen my previous column regarding the oft tedious drinking culture of our fair town. I mention thisRead More

Patrick Englefield: Aber confessions are a reflection of, not an influence on, our behaviour.

Opinion October 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm Comments

THE ABERYSTWYTH Confessions page carries the warning that it contains “language, stories and sexual content that some viewers may find offensive”, and if there’s a more effective way to draw a crowd on the Internet, humanityRead More

Zoe Barnes: At best it’s misguided paternalism, and at worst it’s misogyny trying to disguise itself as misguided paternalism

Zoe Barnes: At best it’s misguided paternalism, and at worst it’s misogyny trying to disguise itself as misguided paternalism

Opinion October 9, 2012 at 10:17 am Comments

MITT Romney, the Republican Party’s nominee for this year’s upcoming US Presidential elections, appears to be under the disturbing delusion that he and his party are “extraordinarily pro-woman”. Coming from a man whose political résumé includesRead More