Authors Posts by Luke Alexander

Luke Alexander


Identity crisis

The desire to identify oneself with something at university is a fairly self-evident step that people take. however, for this identity to be dictated...

Re-open nominations

When it comes to OUSU elections, what do we know? Cherwell has a rather regrettable habit of backing the loser on these occasions, and...

A slanging match

Cherwell notes with relief the return to form of those two bastions of political potty-training, OULC and OUCA, just when things seemed to be...

Clash of moral duty

The staff of Oxford’s two student newspapers occasionally forget that the majority of the University’s population have little interest in the inner workings of...

Dirty money

Curtailing bop banter is not exactly a new trick among the old dogs of Oxford officialdom - while defacation is hardly the most original...

Suffering OUSU

The agenda for last Friday’s OUSU council meeting, where a vote toboycott Coca-Cola was passed by an overwhelming majority, contains twopoints of significant interest....

Mistaken identity

The fast train from Paddington allows those not fortunate enough to inhabit our world to get close enough to peer in. They ingest voraciously...

Taking stock

It has been an eventful long vacation. Whether you were stuck in an office in the city, sunning yourself in exotic climes or living...

Student model

Damian le Bas has appeared in an advert for mobile phone company T-Mobile after being approached by a representative for the company at an art exhibition.

Blair’s son elected

Nicky Blair, the son of Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been appointed secretary of the Oxford University Labour Club for Michaelmas 2005. Blair, studying...


70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?