Editor’s column

Editor's column

Facing up to the challenge

A month of uni. Done. I realised this on Saturday as we worked away in the Media Office. For me Saturdays consist of two main events: editing Concrete and listening to the football. But last Saturday was different. It was ‘Super Saturday’ – the latest day of reckoning in the Brexit saga. Three years ago…

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Cheat at board games, not at life

I am a notorious cheat. I have never played a game of Monopoly without taking an extra twenty from the bank. Never a game of Uno without peaking at the player’s hand beside me. I’m not even sorry. Cheating feels like doing an extra practice run or loading up on carbs before a marathon –…

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1,000 journalists laid off this January

  To the horror of every working journalist, last week Buzzfeed laid off it’s entire national news desk and most of its national security team. Conde Nast made cuts at GQ. Huffpost let go of reporters. While the decline of print is nothing new – neither the fall of local newspapers who struggle to monetise…

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We’ve made it

  We’ve made it. A month into uni. Well done everyone, particularly third years, because I think we need all the positive reinforcement we can get. First years still have the glow of a new city and second years, well, you seem fine without it. Campus is no longer nursing freshers’ week hangovers but headaches…

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