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“I have never been so scared for my life”: 21-year-old woman allegedly spiked at The Waterfront

UPDATE: Please note that this article is now out of date. On 18th March, The Waterfront released a further statement which is detailed in the following article: https://www.concrete-online.co.uk/statement-regarding-alleged-spiking-at-the-waterfront-reveals-previous-false-spiking-claims-and-attempted-drug-deals/ 21-year-old Beau Pellin was allegedly spiked at The Adrian Flux Waterfront, Norwich on Friday at 11:30pm. Ms Pellin says that, while unconscious, she was “dragged outside” and…


UEA policies limit free speech

No matter how reprehensible something may be, banning anything legal will always infringe on free speech. These measures, including those UEA and the SU have advocated impose particular viewpoints and moral standards over everyone regardless of whether they can even be justified. The vague language used by UEA inhibits students’ free speech. For example, leaflets…

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UEA scores red in university free speech rankings

Online political magazine Spiked.com has given the University of East Anglia a red ranking in the Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR), a significant change from the green ranking it awarded in 2015. The website surveyed all British universities and their students unions and ranked them using a traffic light system. Red universities, such as UEA,…

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Free speech at UEA is at risk

Last week proved to be a very important week in relation to freedom of speech and censorship. First there was the revelation that universities may be made exempt from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests; then Spiked.com released its free speech university rankings, giving UEA a red (compared to last year’s green); and Friday was the…


Getting spiked

So we have all seen The Hangover, laughing at the guys’ cluelessness as to their antics the night before, but how funny is it when this confusion becomes your reality? Last week I found myself waking up in my friend’s bed with a brutally sore chest, sandpaper mouth and the one kind of bracelet I…

May 2022
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