Author: Stephanie Yeabsley

Deputy Editor: Content 2014/15, Travel Editor 2013/14

Bangor University Women’s Rugby team were looking to avenge last years 32-0 defeat by a strong Aberystwyth side going into Varsity 2015. Bangor went into the game with a relatively new side, but the team could be confident against an Aber team that hadn’t won away all season. A slow start to the game saw Bangor struggle to leave their own half as Aber continued to dominate the attack. However, strong defense from the home side combined with sloppy passing from Aber, saw Bangor turn over the ball just metres from their own try line. Unfortunately, Bangor couldn’t keep out Aber, who placed the ball over the whitewash to score the first points of the game just…

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Throughout March, ‘The Ugly Food Shop’ was open in Bangor’s Deiniol Shopping Centre. The shop sold irregular or ugly looking fruit and veg that do not meet conventional standards set by supermarkets. Due to its popularity, the shop will re-open in September 2015. The shop offered customers the chance to both save the fruit and veg which would otherwise be wasted at landfill sites, eat healthier, and buy fruit and veg at a much cheaper price than at supermarket retailers. Goods available to purchase included ‘Soup in a Sack’ and fresh smoothies, as well as loose fruit and veg. While…

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Last March iconic pub The Three Crowns was destroyed by a fire which saw six people injured. The pub has been empty since the fire with owners describing the popular nightspot as “beyond repair.” Now a planning application is under discussion which will see The Three Crowns revamped into accommodation for 15 students. Plans have been drawn up by agent Architecture Design Studio Ltd and are to be discussed by Gwynedd Council’s planning committee. The agent claims that if the The Three Crowns is to lay empty for any longer it could attract anti-social behaviour. The design and access statement…

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The Student Union Sabbatical team has been elected for the next academic year. The recent election, which had the fourth highest voter turnout in SU election history with 1741 votes, saw the re-election of two current sabbs – Lydia Richardson and Mark Stanley – and the appointment of two new sabbatical officers into office. For the first time, the Student’s Union also elected Officer Trustee’s, Student Trustee’s and Senators at the same time. The election caused some controversy when it emerged that Lydia Richardson, the current VP Education and Welfare, would stand uncontested for the role. However, Lydia won convincingly…

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One of my favourite things about Bangor is its large international presence. This year I had the pleasure of meeting two Brazilian girls who invited me to the ESN Bangor’s “Flight to Brazil” event. I received the following message – “Dear Passengers, The Erasmus Society would like to welcome you on board. Please fasten your seat belts and prepare for a flight to Brazil! Get ready to celebrate the Carnival with plenty of Caipirinhas, drums and Samba! And as a warning a lot of turbulence is expected on the dance floor. We would kindly request you to bring along some…

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“You goin’ Peep tonight? Need any Academi tickets? £1 jagerbombs! We’re the best club in Bangor you know!” With the fun of Fresher’s week comes the Bangor nightclubs’ and bars’ attempts to lure in the new Freshers and force them to spend money on tickets to events they don’t even need. And this is before they’ve even arrived in Bangor. Club promoters and student ticket sellers spam the Facebook groups set up to help new Freshers find their flatmates and friends in order to feel more confident on arrival. By posting in these groups they convince the new Freshers that…

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A new survey suggests that Snowdon, Wales’ tallest mountain, is a metre taller than shown on official maps. Experts made the claim that the mountain actually measures 1,086m instead of the 1,085m previously thought following a detailed survey. The measuring project was undertaken by John Barnard of Mold, with friends Myrddyn Phillips and Graham Jackson. John said he had wanted to measure the height of Snowdon “for a number of years” so the opportunity to do so was too good to miss. John and his team reached the summit in the late evening accompanied by a television crew and spent…

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Bangor City 2 – 0 Rhyl FC Attendance: 1442 The Book People Stadium, Nantporth Photos by LJ Taylor; full gallery available here. On a sunny day at the busy Book People Stadium, Bangor triumphed over Rhyl FC to return to European football after a one year absence. Finishing 4th in the Welsh Premier League, Bangor were confident of progressing to the Europa League qualifying stages against a 6th placed Rhyl side they had beaten twice in the last month. The game started very cagey, with neither side able to dominate possession and create many chances within the opening ten minutes. Rhyl’s Peter…

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In the last game for many of Bangor University Women’s Rugby players, they lost 32-0 to an experienced Aber side. Starting well, Bangor held their own in the first half despite bringing a small squad spattered with injuries. After an unconverted Aber try, Bangor number 10 Beth Rimmer-Kent received a yellow card and a ten-minute suspension. Defending bravely only metres from their try line, Bangor held off waves of Aber attacks. A quick-tap penalty coupled with confusion to the referees decision, Aber made it 10-0 at half-time. In the second half, Aber scored two more tries, as Bangor suffered heavy injuries to key players.…

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If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are amongst the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are…

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