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News

France at war over the price of fuel

Protests in France began around the 17th of November. The French people are protesting after a recent increase in fuel tax, which was said to have been increased for environmental reasons. Fuel prices have risen by 23% within the past […]

Opinion

Politics

Govern or Quit

A few weeks ago, one of the BBC’s journalists, Chris Mason, stood in front of the Houses of Parliament and said the immortal words- ‘Looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen […]

Your View

Who’s the boss of your bottle?

Now before you dismiss this article as simply another slash against the problem of alcohol and the lude behaviour associated with it, rest assured that I do not condemn your celebratory ‘end of shift pint’ or drinking to have fun […]

World

The Dangers of Voluntourism

We’ve all heard the same old story of that one guy who on his ‘gap yar’ went abroad to some ‘impoverished’ country (probably in Africa) to volunteer their services by building a school or something of the sort. They posted […]

University

What’s the deal with Drive?

It’s no secret that Microsoft Word is the corporate giant of word processing software, and it’s easy to see why. With a built-in spellcheck and thesaurus, endless fonts, and a whole host of other functions, there are few things that […]

Sport

Can Portsmouth go all the way?

University Sport

SU sport roundup: A mixed week for UoP

Starting with Portsmouth’s premier American football team (the Portsmouth Destroyers), who recently faced off against UWE (University of West England) in a hard fought battle. Unfortunately, the Destroyers lost the game 48-0 due to UWE’s impressive offensive and defensive tactics. […]