• Canada has Legalised Weed: Should the U.K. follow?

    Almost fifty years after Nixon launched the war on drugs, there now exists a building momentum to abandon the fight. Canada’s recent legalisation of cannabis, the second nation in the world to do so, embodies this motion. The question remains: Should the U.K. follow in Canada’s footsteps? With an...
  • Emancipation and Entrapment: My Experience of the Dual Effects of Marijuana

    In one of his legendary set pieces, cult figure and comic icon Bill Hicks famously announced that he thought marijuana should not just be legalised, it should be mandatory. Though he may only have been trying to tickle the ribs of his Saturday night crowds, his innocent image of...
  • Preview: Banff Mountain Film Festival

    We’ve all heard of film festivals and wanted to attend one of these prestigious events, whether Cannes or Tribeca. However, these are somewhat out of reach for the average humble UoN student. What is not out of our reach is the Banff Mountain Film Festival, being broadcast next Wednesday...
  • GB Davis Cup win sets up last eight tie versus France – but will Murray return in time?

    Great Britain pulled off an impressive 3-2 victory over Canada to secure their progress to the Davis Cup Quarter-Finals where they will face France. Unfortunately for spectators, the two best players from each country, Andy Murray and Milos Raonic, were out of the contest. The reason cited for Murray...
  • Experience the arctic: Impact’s top 10 arctic experiences

    Many travellers are put off arctic adventures, by the thought of cold and desolate locations, with little more than the odd igloo and empty local pub. However, arctic regions offer a wealth of entertainment and rich cultural experiences, whether you’re seeking a voyage of enlightened self-discovery like Walter Mitty, or...
  • Reflections on my study abroad year in Vancouver

    Having second thoughts about your approaching year abroad and wondering why you are doing this crazy and scary thing? All I can say to someone about to embark on their year abroad is that, once you feel the plane leave the ground, a huge sense of relief floods over...
  • Defending Champs Canada Face Sweden for Sochi Gold in Men’s Ice Hockey

    And then there were two. The winners of the last three Olympic titles, Canada and Sweden, will compete for the gold medal in the Russian resort of Sochi at 12pm on Sunday. Defending champions, Canada, overcame their southern arch-rivals USA 1-0 in the semi-finals on Friday, after Turin 2006...