Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kate’s Very British Royal Wedding Dress Revealed

 
After much speculation, the closely guarded secret of who would be designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and what it would look like, was revealed today.

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen wedding dress

The Royal Wedding Dress was designed by Sarah Burton, the lead designer for Alexander McQueen. The once-in-a-life-time opportunity was given to Burton in March, who took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen following his death last year. Continue reading

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Sheffield Students Shocked by Florida Murders

Students in Sheffield have been left shocked and saddened by the murder of two graduates from the University of Sheffield.

James Cooper, 25 and James Kouzaris, 24, were both found shot in the early hours of the morning in the city of Sarasota, Florida. Continue reading

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Cross Code Superstars

Only a select few players have managed to transcend rugby and find success in both codes of the game. Below are seven of the most talented and successful players to achieve this feat.

LEAGUE TO UNION – 

JASON ROBINSON – ‘Billy Whiz’ scored 137 tries in 8 years for Wigan Warriors RLFC before making the switch to union. He settled quickly into the new code for both Sale Sharks, England and the British Lions. Winning the World Cup and the Premiership in a ten year spell. Continue reading

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Sheffield Hallam To Collide In Cross Codes Game

Sheffield Hallam’s Rugby Union and Rugby League teams will face off for the first time ever in a cross codes game.

The game will see the sides play each other in a one off match. With the first half played by rugby league rules and the second by rugby union’s law book. Continue reading

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Amsterdam: A Trip to the Student Mecca

The Keizersgracht Canal

As I stepped off of the ferry in Rotterdam, I knew this was not going to be any ordinary trip. After all I was not in the Netherlands to see the tulip fields of Lisse or the open air museums of Arnhem; I was there to experience the student paradise that is, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam's famous 'slanting' buildings

 Upon arrival I had time to take in the scenery of a city which is undoubtedly beautiful and quirky, especially the picturesque canal running through the city and the tall buildings which benefit from Amsterdam’s “non-straightening” restoration policy. But upon remembering that I was in a city where prostitution and marijuana are legal, I was keen to explore the mischievous side of the Dutch capital – the side that sees students flock in their droves all year round eager to experience the surprises this small city with a big reputation has to offer. So upon leaving my bags at the hotel I ventured ‘behind the scenes’ and was soon exposed to the numerous sex shops, brothels, sex cinemas and “coffee shops” that have made the city famous, and of course wanting to immerse myself in the culture I made sure to sample the local “coffee”…

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Hallam Win Varsity 2011

Sheffield Hallam retained the Varsity trophy for the fourth year running following a 1 point victory over Sheffield University.

The event, that runs over 8 days, came down to the final day. With Hallam clinching the title with 31 points to Sheffield University’s 30. Continue reading

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Music Festivals: Where are Sheffield Students heading this Summer?

A music festival is without doubt the staple of many students’ summer calendar. Hot and crowded, muddy and rain sodden, they are a music lover’s paradise in which people will travel from all corners of the globe to experience. But where are the students’s of Sheffield planning to pitch their tents this year?

Glastonbury

The largest green field open-air music festival in the world, Glastonbury festival is perhaps the most renowned of its kind in the UK with people from all over the world donning their wellington boots for a piece of the action – Lilly Allen attended her first when she was just 5 months old! Set in 900 acres of Somerset farmland, the annual Glastonbury festival has seen its main stage graced by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Jay-Z, and this year is not set to disappoint with U2, Coldplay and Beyonce all confirmed to headline.

For more information go to http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/ Continue reading

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