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Friedman slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

Friedman slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

A ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict was announced on Tuesday 26 August as intellectuals, academics and students debated the media portrayal of said conflict in the African Media…

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa. Pierce,…

News

Grahamstown speaks: ‘Fire the Mayor, fire the council!’

Grahamstown speaks: ‘Fire the Mayor, fire the council!’

Protesters gathered outside Grahamstown City Hall on Wednesday to demand that the Makana municipal council…

Friedman slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

Friedman slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

A ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict was announced on Tuesday 26 August as intellectuals, academics…

GALLERY: SRC Inauguration

GALLERY: SRC Inauguration

The 2015 SRC Inauguration took place on 22 August and was well attended by students…

2015 SRC President Makhubo makes waves at inauguration

2015 SRC President Makhubo makes waves at inauguration

In his first address to the students of Rhodes University at the inauguration of the…

Arts and Entertainment

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa. Pierce,…

Once in a blue moon

Once in a blue moon

With Young Directors Season (YDS) around the corner, Honours student Megan Grace Wright’s devised theatre piece Blue Moon is set to steal the stage. Wright’s modern, South African interpretation of…

Multimedia

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya…

GALLERY: SRC Inauguration

GALLERY: SRC Inauguration

The 2015 SRC Inauguration took place on 22 August and was well attended by students and guests of the candidates. The…

OppiTV

Oppi TV: “Car guard system is illegal”, says Mali Govender

According to Captain Mali Govender of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Grahamstown Police and Makana Municipality are attempting to “control and legalise” the car guard…

Oppi TV: International Week Parade

Several hundred Rhodes University students paraded the streets of Grahamstown to create awareness of the diversity of nationalities on campus on Saturday (24/04/2014) and Oppi TV was…

Oppi TV Soapbox: Do international students feel at home?

OppiTV Soapbox asked some international students about the extent to which they feel Rhodes is a “home away from home”. These ‘vox pops’ were filmed during International…

Oppi TV: Michael Lowman at Champs

Singer/ Songwriter Michael Lowman played at Champs Action Bar on the 19th of April and Oppi TV was there to capture it!…

Politics

Friedman slams media coverage of Gaza conflict

A ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict was announced on Tuesday 26 August as intellectuals, academics and students debated the media portrayal of said conflict in the African…

Gaza and the Media OppiTV Debate

At 19:30 on Tuesday 26 August OppiTV will be hosting a live debate on the topic Gaza and the Media: Interrogating Representation, History and Analysis. Panelists will…

2015 SRC President Makhubo makes waves at inauguration

In his first address to the students of Rhodes University at the inauguration of the Student Representative Council (SRC), in-coming President Siyanda Makhubo quoted Hendrik Verwoerd to…

Crowd-pleasers and critical thinkers in Presidential Debate

CORRECTION: The original article published under this headline neglected to mention one of the candidates running for the Secretary-General position. The Oppidan Press has apologised to the…

Arts and Entertainment

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa.…

Once in a blue moon

With Young Directors Season (YDS) around the corner, Honours student Megan Grace Wright’s devised theatre piece Blue Moon is set to steal the stage. Wright’s modern, South African interpretation…

Tech-savvy artists at fest

With 40 years under its belt, it should come as no surprise that the artwork at this year’s National Arts Festival was a celebration of both form…

Gordimer celebrated as ‘petite giant’

Rhodes University’s English Department paid tribute to the literary legend, struggle-writer and political activist Nadine Gordimer on Wednesday evening. Many figures in the literary community in Grahamstown as…

Environment

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa.…

Carpooling system suggested for Rhodes

The potential of a formal carpool system being instituted at Rhodes was explored  as part of the Environmental Week discussions last week. Daniel Claassen, CEO of FindaLift…

Green economy offers opportunities for students

“[The] green economy is growing like a mushroom,” said Professor Heila Lotz-Sistka at a recent event hosted by the Career Lounge as part of Rhodes University’s Environmental…

Veganism a ‘revelation’ says Patricia Glyn

As part of Animal Rights Week, Patricia Glyn gave a talk regarding her own path to veganism and her views on a vegan lifestyle in relation to…

Sports

Titans win cup final

The Titans have won yet another trophy by beating Retief Renegades by 3 goals to nil. This trophy will be added to their collection which includes their…

RU hockey player to represent SA at Youth Olympics

Rhodes University first team hockey player, Cody van Wyk has been chosen to represent South Africa at the Youth Olympic Games tobe held in Nanjing, China this…

Tries aplenty in Internal League Rugby

It was tries galore on a Dunedin-like Great Field as the Rhodes Internal Rugby League continued last Friday evening. In the first of the night’s fixtures Founders…

Sci-tech

Upgrades to Rhodes’ Internet network underway

Rhodes University’s Internet is undoubtedly capable of meeting its students needs, with one of the fastest connections in South Africa. However, its connectivity limitations have left many…

Behind the Facebook façade

In recent years there has been a rise in campus social media based around anonymity. Rhodes Confessions and Rhodes Crushes allow people to express their thoughts without…

20 years of tech at Rhodes

Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and breakthroughs are constantly being made: what was once state-of-the-art can become outdated in a matter…

Scifest 2014 goes into the space

This week Grahamstown and Rhodes University will be hosting SciFest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival. This year’s theme is ‘Into the Space!’. The festival, which will…

Business

Locals denied access to ATMs

Hi-Tec security guards allegedly locked out local Grahamstown social grant beneficiaries from using the ATMs at the Steven Biko Union on 31 July. The main entrance to…

Carpooling system suggested for Rhodes

The potential of a formal carpool system being instituted at Rhodes was explored  as part of the Environmental Week discussions last week. Daniel Claassen, CEO of FindaLift…

Economic outlook not all bad – Mohr

South Africa’s economic outlook is not as bleak as many believe it to be, according to Old Mutual Chief Investment Strategist Dave Mohr.  This prediction on the…

Campus Creations to launch ‘Rhodent Culture’ brand

Production is in full swing at Campus Creations, the New Street supplier of Rhodes University merchandise, as their ‘Rhodent Culture’ branding shift takes hold. The family business,…

Opinion

OPINION: Q&A with SRC president Brad Bense

Seeing that the SRC is elected annually, does this allow for any continuity in representing the students? And how is it fair to judge a single term…

Tales of a Divided City: The Church of Soccer

This article was originally published in Grocotts Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on…

Impressions: Beating exam stress

Whilst dreading the looming June Exams, I decided to take advantage of the services available to me at the Rhodes Counselling Centre. Considering I have no idea…

OPINION: Sex, HIV and STDs stigma

How many of us have ever had “the talk”? The sex talk, with our parents. I first had the talk at the age of 12 with my…