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Locals denied access to ATMs

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 the…

Crowd-pleasers and critical thinkers in Presidential Debate

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 candidate…

News

Edition 8, 2014

Edition 8 of The Oppidan Press.…

Crowd-pleasers and critical thinkers in Presidential Debate

Crowd-pleasers and critical thinkers in Presidential Debate

CORRECTION: The original article published under this headline neglected to mention one of the candidates…

Titans win cup final

Titans win cup final

The Titans have won yet another trophy by beating Retief Renegades by 3 goals to…

Intervarsity at Fort Hare Postponed

Intervarsity at Fort Hare Postponed

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare (UFH), Dr Tom Mvuyo, announced that this year…

Arts and Entertainment

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, African interpretation…

Tech-savvy artists at fest

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 and…

Multimedia

GALLERY: Silent Protest

GALLERY: Silent Protest

The 8th annual Silent Protest took place on 1 August on Rhodes University campus. The protest is against sexual violence of…

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

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…

SRC elections heat up at Grazzle

Students filled the seats and aisles of Barratt Lecture Theatre 2 for the Grazzle ahead of the elections for the 2015 Student Representative Council (SRC). The audience…

SRC to answer to Rhodes in OppiTV webcast

The Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) Elections are currently underway. The highly anticipated Grazzle will take place at Barratt Lecture Theatre 2 at 18:30 on Monday…

Gaza conflict a humanitarian concern

Rhodes University Palestinian Solidarity Forum (RUPSF) are hosting a vigil for the children killed in the recent conflict in Gaza on Friday 8 August on the Drostdy…

Arts and Entertainment

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, African…

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…

‘Solo’ sweeps up audience and awards

On Saturday 26 July, the closing night of its Grahamstown run, the Rhodes University theatre production Solo was in high demand. Rhodes University’s Box Theatre filled to capacity,…

Environment

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…

Groen Sebenza aims to skill unemployed graduates

The Groen Sebenza project teaches unemployed graduates and matriculants skills that enable them to become ecologists in the biodiversity sector. At the Botany Department Vatshiswa Zikishe, member…

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…