Christ Church students protest early bop shut down

first_imgChrist Church students protested outside their JCR on Saturday night after their bop was shut down almost an hour early.Students were evacuated from the bop due to the sounding of a fire alarm at 11.15 pm. The JCR was not reopened, and a group of students gathered outside in protest.At the college party, triple vodka oranges – or ‘bop juice’ – were sold at a rate of four for £1 until 10.30 pm. The price was then increased to three for £1.Christ Church introduced bouncers for bops earlier this term and capped the number of students allowed inside the JCR at 175, for fire safety reasons.At Saturday’s bop, this number was further reduced to 130, with a ‘one in one out’ policy to prevent overcrowding. This led to the buildup of a queue outside the JCR.Those waiting in the queue were able to purchase drinks from a secondary bar set up outside, in preparation for the bop.Reportedly, drunk students protested the early shutdown, chanting abuse about the Junior Censor and attempting to reenter the JCR.After this proved unsuccessful, many made their way to an after-party in Peckwater Quad. However, that event was also closed down after fire alarms were sounded in the venue.One Christ Church second-year told Cherwell: “Having so much additional security is a little bit patronising, and treating people like children makes them act like children. I think it’s all a bit stupid.“It’s because they don’t want us to end up in The Sun again somehow.”Saturday’s incident follows a series of recent controversies surrounding Christ Church bops.At the college freshers’ bop earlier this term, up to 100 croissants were handed out to students in order to mitigate drunkenness. Many students also went topless in the JCR.Last Trinity term, a Christ Church student was banned from all JCR events after wearing a pillowcase resembling a KKK hood to a bop.The president of Christ Church JCR declined to comment.last_img read more

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Basil Butcher Trust Fund, Mike’s Pharmacy donate to Berbice Sports Award programme

first_imgTHE very popular Basil Butcher Memorial Trust Fund continues to make a positive difference in the county of Berbice, as the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) and the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continue to pay tribute to the legendary West Indies Test player whose 87th birthday would be celebrated on the September 3.BCB president and RHTYSC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, along with a delegation, visited several public institutions over the last weekend to donate dozens of clocks under the fund.The clocks were donated to the RHTYSC by popular businessman, Lakeram Singh, of Mike’s Pharmacy of Bel-Air, Georgetown.Among the recipients were Port Mourant Public Hospital, Rose Hall Town Police Outpost, Rose Hall Post Office, Rose Hall Town Fire Station and Rose Hall Town Council. Plans are also being finalised to provide clocks for every police station and fire station in Region Six.Foster stated that the donations were made as visits to most government offices revealed the absence of clocks, with workers and visitors depending on their cell phones to know the time.The fund also donated a large amount of children’s medicine to Port Mourant Hospital, which would be used in its out-clinics. Foster urged the management of the different recipients to take care of the clocks and promised more assistance in the near future. Most of these institutions had already received cleaning detergents from the fund.Assistant Secretary/CEO, Simon Naidu, disclosed that items worth over $3M have been distributed so far under the fund, including 960 food hampers, cricket gear to 67 young cricketers, cleaning detergents, scorebooks, footwear, clothing, household utilities, educational materials and bicycles. The fund would shortly visit Linden to share cricket gear and cycles to young cricketers and students.Meanwhile, the Fund would also sponsor the Annual Gregory Gaskin Region Six Sports Award Programme. Foster disclosed that five awards would be presented: Sportsman-of-the-Year 2019; Sportswoman-of-the-Year 2019; Sports Association-of-the-Year 2019; Lifetime Achievement Award and Sports Personality-of-the-Year.No ceremony will be held due to the COVID-19  social-distancing guidelines, but the awardees would receive their awards at home.Awardees would receive trophies, medals, certificate of excellence and a collection of gifts.last_img read more

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