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Do women actually have pillow fights in their underwear?

Image: Brooke Cagle [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] Time and time again I read articles or watch movies about female (the human kind) friendships and wonder: “Is that how it’s supposed to be?” Should we be pillow fighting in our underwear and crying over Bridget Jones’ Diary together, whilst being spiteful about someone we barely know? If so, I’ve definitely got it all wrong for the past 22 years of my life. Since coming to university and growing older, I’ve started han

We’re letting the government compromise our security in the name of our security

Image: Pixabay [Oliver Price | News Manager] The opinions expressed here are the author’s own, and are not endorsed by Trident Media of Hertfordshire Students’ Union Theresa May, the Conservative Home Secretary, has recently spoken about her new security bill, the Draft Communications Data Bill, which has been dubbed the, “Snoopers Charter” (real name: Investigatory Powers Bill). May has, so far, been vague about what the specifics of the bill entail. However, it appears that

Comment: Will Spirindonov be the first successful head transplant patient?

[Robert Wheatley | Contributing Writer] Despite Dr. Hunt Batjer’s statement that “I would not wish this on anyone” and “there are a lot of things worse than death”, Italian physician Dr. Sergio Canavero nonetheless appears confident to go through with the head transplant procedure. A successful head transplant operation once took place by Dr. Robert White, who managed to transfer the head of one monkey’s body to another, and while the monkey survived for eight days the body e

Comment: Cheaters Never Win!

[Chloe Burrowes | Contributing Writer] It’s an age old saying that has been drummed into our minds – cheaters never win. From playing games with friends, to mental maths tests; we were always told that cheaters were only ever cheating themselves. However, a university student has completely contradicted this and decided to change his grades. The ingenious student plugged a device which recorded keyboard strokes in the back of university staff computers to find out passwords a

Comment: A response to The Tab Nottingham’s Russell Group debate

[James Cantwell | Contributing Writer] To the Nottingham Tab editor who is speculating on others’ employability chances; you’re probably right. I can’t imagine a 2:2 in Events Management from the University of Bolton is going to go far in enhancing your career prospects. In fact, it would probably render you about as ideal as a 2:2 Politics degree holder from a mid-end Russell Group. But best of luck to both graduates ey? Being naive enough to generalise an entirety of studen

Comment: What’s behind #AskHerMore

[Jennie Couling | Design Sub Editor | UniVerse 9] Opionions expressed here are the writer’s own and are not endorsed by Trident Media or Hertfordshire Students’ Union When I first heard about the Ask Her More campaign I was a little sceptical.Yes, I’m a feminist and believe that female celebrities should be treated in the same way as male celebs, but I’ve always been confused by those who see feminism and fashion as incompatible. Why can’t a woman be intelligent and love her

We need science and medicine in the NHS, not astrology

[Oliver Price | News Sub Editor | UniVerse 9] Opionions expressed here are the writer’s own and are not endorsed by Trident Media or Hertfordshire Students’ Union David Tredinnick is the Conservative MP for Bosworth. He is also on the Health Committee and Science and Technology Committee in government. He also believes that “one day astrology will have a role to play in healthcare” and could be used to treat patients and reduce over crowding. This is not good. Why is a man, w