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Independent ‘Zero Tolerance’ candidate Kevin Hurley won the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election by the slenderest of margins on the 15 The elections, which are the first of their kind in England and Wales, caused controversy due to the apparent lack of awareness or campaigning by either the Electoral Commission and the candidates themselves, and the politicisation of what many expect to be an independent public service. The candidates themselves had already clashed at the University’s hustings over the privatisation of police services and budget cuts, with Iles facing a personal grilling from Surrey graduate Rowan Cole over the validity of her manifesto.

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FEATURES»

Ahad is a DJ/Producer who has hosted a radio show on Nasty FM for almost two years and currently hosts a show on GU2 Radio. In the past he has supported acts such as Jack Beats, Beardyman, Dismantle and XXXY.

19th May 2013 Read more...

SOCIETIES»

  When best friends Betty Kelly and Sanjana Sreekumar began as Freshers at the University of Surrey, they defied the student stereotype, ditching the tinned sponge pudding for a good home-made Victoria Sponge. Their love and enthusiasm for baking led to the birth of University’s first ever Baking Society.

21st May 2013 Read more...

SCIENCE & TECH»

  Data acquired by the European Space Agency’s €600 million Planck surveyor satellite, launched in 2009, has provided the most detailed picture yet of the universe’s cosmic microwave background (CMB); revealing details about its birth and first instants.   Scientists now peg the age of the universe at 13.

22nd Apr 2013 Read more...

ARTS»

  Melancholy is how I'd describe James Blake's second album ‘Overgrown’. Deviating vastly from his dubstep roots, ‘Ovegrown’ adopts a slower tempo throughout.

21st May 2013 Read more...

SPORTS»

This year’s League Cup, or Capital One Cup, was played out between Bradford City and Swansea City on 24   Nathan Dyer scored twice, as did Jonathan De Guzman, whilst Spanish sensation Michu netted the other. In the lead up to the game Swansea were largely ignored, with a lot of focus on their League 2 opposition, but they were thoroughly professional, played their own game and saw off a team that Arsenal, Wigan Athletic and the aforementioned Aston Villa could not beat.

4th Mar 2013 Read more...

OPINION & ANALYSIS»

Over a year ago Denmark introduced what I believe was one of the greatest tax inflations ever; a tax to food with added saturated fat. This was the best incentive to increase health, reduce obesity, and to save money.

22nd Nov 2012 Read more...

ARCHIVE»
Is Your Body A Battleground?

That’s why we’ve decided to focus on loving your body for this issue. That might sound embarrassing but I think it’s something we all need to learn to do.

1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder, according to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. Reports suggest that men make up anywhere from 10% to a quarter of all sufferers. These statistics are shocking enough on their own, but barely touch on the amount of people who are unhappy with the way they look. There is no way of measuring the amount of guys who long for bigger muscles or girls who wish for flatter stomachs. The body can become a battle ground for so many people. That is why The Stag have chosen to have our own Body Consciousness Issue. The timing of this issue is rather fitting given that Christmas is coming up and we all know that Christmas means overeating. The Daily Record estimates that Christmas Dinner can contain up to 3,500 calories. That’s enough to send some of us into a spiral of worry and self hate.Read more...


Open Letter to The Stag: Clarification on the Governance Review

  An open letter to the Editor of The Stag,   st [‘NOTE 1: this questionnaire was to GAUGE opinion, NOT to form the basis of the review or the final decisions. NOTE 2: these are the ca...Read more...


NUS VP unleashes political

Calls PM a “wanker” Chant advocates burning the Government Vicki Baars, NUS Vice President Union Development has sent a page of chants to student union Presidents calling for Tories and Liberal Democrats to be piled onto a bonfire and burned. Lyrics to the chant read: “Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the tories on the top, put the libdems in the middle and burn the f***ng lot!” Ms Baars has since apologised for sending the chants round.Read more...


Students’ Conference 2012

Following the newly launched ‘Change One Thing’ campaign, on Sunday 18 A quiet start gave way to a multitude of opinions on everything from the prices at Chancellors, to the use of heating in the university buildings. Currently topping the votes on C.Read more...


Open Mic Regional finalists at Surrey

Em Bollon, Vice-President of Societies & Individual Development at the University of Surrey Students’ Union, recently entered the Open Mic UK 2012 competition. Alongside her bandmate  Ann Haig, they competed against thousands of other acts.Read more...


 

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