High Hopes for Cannabis Advocates: The Gown Meets CISTA N

by Niall Coleman and Gáibhin McGranagan As advocacy for decriminalisation of cannabis spreads across the globe, Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol (CISTA) have made history by becoming the first single-issue party committed to drugs reform to screen a party-political broadcast on Northern Irish television. The Gown met with Glenn Donnelly, CISTA’s candidate for North DownContinue reading “High Hopes for Cannabis Advocates: The Gown Meets CISTA N”

Travellers, Potatoes and Magaluf Bars – What Discrimination Really Means

by Niall Coleman, Features Editor “Have you been shot?” “Do you love Guinness?” “Potato! Potato! Potato!” I haven’t been shot – not yet, at least. I am not a huge fan of stout. I actually don’t like potatoes in any shape or form; I find them bland and uninteresting, just like the troops of fecklessContinue reading “Travellers, Potatoes and Magaluf Bars – What Discrimination Really Means”

Jailbreak students have gone more than 500 miles – and hope to raise £500 more for RAG

By Amy Slack, Features Editor Two QUB students have escaped Belfast this weekend in the hope of raising more than £500 for this year’s RAG charities. First year Emma-Jane Faulkner and final year James Rodgers are currently taking part in a ‘jailbreak’ – a sponsored attempt to get as far away as possible from the Students’ UnionContinue reading “Jailbreak students have gone more than 500 miles – and hope to raise £500 more for RAG”

Candidate Interview: Hannah Niblock, VP Education

Interview conducted by Pete Hodson, news editor, @PeteHodson What’s your plan of action if you get a second term? What motivated you to stand for re-election? There’s just so many things that are not tied up. I feel that I can’t wrap a bow around it and leave it. There are things that have been initiativeContinue reading “Candidate Interview: Hannah Niblock, VP Education”