Balloon Race Warfare
Open warfare has broken out in the union offices over the centenary balloon race. Each sabb has a collecting tin and a list of tickets, with a competition to see who can sell the most. ICU President John Collins has been badgering College staff, so appears to be well in the lead.
Live! urges all readers, particularly any College staff reading this, to buy tickets from the other sabbs as quickly as possible. Anything to wipe the smug grin of Mr Collins' face... The balloon race starts at 1pm on Tuesday 30th January, as part of the centenary launch celebrations - where you will also be able to get a free piece of centenary birthday cake.
Access to the central core of the Beit building should finally be available on Tuesday, although given previous estimates that is perhaps something to take with a pinch of salt. New doors compliant with the disability discrimination act have been installed by union reception, but have one critical flaw: they are the wrong size. New equipment was still being brought into the building this morning, but Live! has so far not seen any new plasma screens appearing.
Residents of the Huxley building have been entertained this week by a letter stuck to one of the vending machines. The letter, to "the person who fills the (cretin) machine" laments the inaccurate labelling, with Berry Blasts being dispensed instead of Dr Pepper. Apparently Purple Berry Blast is now also dispensing "a sort of yellowish beverage". The author has requested a swift resolution to the inaccurate labelling, or at least some consistency in its inaccuracy. It also warns of the dangers should "someone allergic to berries (or for that matter, blasts) happen to drink an erroneous can without first performing due diligence."
Tanaka has gained another blue wooden box around its doors, this time at the front. After the replacement of the Dalby Court doors it appears that College has indeed given up on the airlock-style ones altogether. Given the reliability of the new revolving door already installed, Live! hopes they have a backup plan for the front ones.
It's that time of year again where the whole Union turns into a farce, as sabbatical elections kick off. Nominations open on the 30th of January, with candidates being nominated and seconded online.
The first round of elections includes all of the sabbatical positions except the Deputy President (Graduate Students), which will be elected in the summer elections. The Felix Editor is also included, and this year we have the added bonus of trying to elect good delegates for the NUS conference. Very few people have emerged as potential candidates so far, creating the potential for RON to run the place next year.