(This post was originally published on my work blog)
It is strangely encouraging to see that, about the same time that Pugwash News was suffering its own dramas during issue 9 this year, Imperial College Union's Felix newspaper was suffering as a result of non-editorial pressure to censor itself.
This isn't going to be a rant - or any kind of discussion - about the
Two things have been bugging me today. The first is reviews - mainly, in this case, music reviews. I'm going to preface what I'm about to say with this disclaimer; this is just a question. Nothing more, nothing less.
Hello everyone! I'm currently bashing this out on one of the two massively popular open-access laptops provided at the NUSSL convention
A happy new year to you all out there in readerland. We're in the middle of putting together issue 7 of Pugwash News, the first (hopefully of many!) for 2008.
I hope you all spent at least some of your free time over the holidays taking a break from coursework and/or the obligatory part-time job almost every University student I've ever known has had to take on to pay the bills.
The office is empty and so quiet it feels like everything's fallen asleep - apart from me and my cup of tea - and once I've cleared my desk and finished playing this Paul Van Dyk mix at ASBO volume, I too am going to be packing up and clearing off home until the start of January.
UPSU newspaper is go - starting with 8 pages per issue, fortnightly, possibly in colour. New iMacs are still lovely (lots of cooing and stroking... Too much information?). Fraggy, Steve and Mike are making the Directory look very nice indeed. Wallplanners are still here. Freshers' Fortnight is looking great. Extreme Sports night @ UPSU, anyone? Journalists, writers and designers wanted for the newspaper - want to get involved? Call me! The Union - Use It, Keep It, Love It, hokay? Uhhm... I'll think of some more stuff later...
I have, for the last month-and-a-bit, been steadily working on a proposal for a small cluster of iMacs to grace the UPSU Media Suite. I'm just proof-reading and editing a "not-quite-final" draft, which is - at the moment - exactly 20 pages long.