Author: Heather Fallon

Guild’s Aung San Suu Kyi room petitioned for name change

Aung San Suu Kyi is a political leader whose name is honoured by one of the Liverpool Guild of Students‘ rooms – a privilege afforded to great leaders such as Nelson Mandela. However a petition to change the name has been made due to her recent actions, or lack of, and the petition continues to grow. It has surpassed the 20 ‘up votes’ necessary for it to be taken to Guild Summit. The petition states that “Aung San Suu Kyi has failed to uphold the Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state” and that she “has no place to...

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Hundreds gather at St George’s Hall for anti-Trump protest

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool city centre to “protest against Trump’s Muslim ban”. The protest was organised by Liverpool Momentum and drew in huge crowds protesting against The President’s controversial executive order banning all Syrian refugees from entering and preventing all nationals from seven ‘Muslim majority’ countries from entering the USA: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Across the UK, protests have been held to show opposition to Trump’s latest executive order and join mounting pressure for Theresa May to condemn the order. The petition calling for Donald Trump’s impending State Visit to be cancelled...

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Law students could face disciplinary action over offensive Facebook group

Law students yesterday received an email from Professor Michael Dougan, regarding a ‘Facebook Group’ which has been posting offensive, ‘sexually explicit’ and ‘misogynistic’ messages about staff at the University. According to one source, the group is a Facebook group chat comprising mostly of first-year law students. The email describes it being made up of ‘several hundred’ law students. All students involved have been advised to ‘disassociate’ themselves from the group which at best will damage their academic reputation and at worst involve criminal liability if found guilty of sexist or homophobic abuse. Posting anything considered abusive on social media...

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Students left confused after emails mistakenly sent

  Students have been left confused after a series of bizarre emails were sent to students, including undergraduate and graduate Medical students as well as English students and likely many more. These courses include Ocean Sciences, Ecology and Marine Biology, in relation to the University ‘Applicant Discovery Day’ for hopeful college students looking to study at the University. Emails were then quickly sent to the affected students apologising for the error, which is said to have been due ‘to an error within our communications system’. The second email may come as a relief to confused students who thought their courses had...

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Trump: more than just an orange face

On Tuesday, the world waits with baited breath to discover who will become the next President of the United States. There is Hillary Clinton, potentially the ultimate example of cronyism, with persisting allegations over emails and on the other hand – Donald Trump. To many, he is a sort of horrifying caricature, with a tangerine face and ridiculous haircut shouting strange repetitive rhetoric which is both perplexing and shocking. Whilst neither nominee is exactly a dream candidate, it seems clear that Hillary Clinton is the lesser evil. Once you move past the mesmerising idiocy of Donald’s hand gestures and babble, it is important to realise that...

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