Students disappointing journos (so far)

No riot ‘yet’ but from the Gown’s photos you can see plenty of media types hanging around with hope. Maybe later guys, you are building expectations.

  • RepublicanStones

    Its a slow news day if your hanging round waiting on a handbags session. Hopefully the culchies will keep themselves in check. And hopefully the PSNI don’t arrive come kickout time, suited and booted !

  • old school

    Some pretty bad hairstyles in those photos, considering they are our “educated types”.
    Kids today, I dunno.

  • Old school, you are showing your age. But then again, in my day St. Pats wasn´t celebrated much at QUB. We were Irish (northern or southern or undifferentiated) 365 days of the year and hence didnt need a day of Super-Irishdom and those that felt the need to act that way were deemed deficient by Prods and Catholics alike (at least the ones I knew). But then we were science students and therefore had to attend lectures all day long, read and think etc. I´ll wager that the ones doing all the fighting are a bunch of mickey-mouse degree types (politics, sociology, anthropology, psychology etc etc).
    Discuss….

  • by the way, before any loony objects, the “mickey-mouse” reference was in no way a reference to religion.

  • FitzjamesHorse

    Mr McGregor,
    I suspect that the culchies mummys and daddys were so mortified that the neighbours saw them on TV last year that they were under strict orders to be home in Coalisland this year.
    On the other hand have you considered that they all went to Croke Park to among the 34,357 crowd who you told us were at the St Galls match.
    Just a suggestion.

  • villager

    Saw some blocked kid on newsline earlier saying hello to his mummy, I thought it was a bit cruel!

  • That will learn him, villager!

  • old school

    No disrepespect to any students lurking here, but you’re all a bunch of workshy, pretentious scruffs.

  • Steady on, Old School – that´s fair comment for the arts layabouts, but the scientists, medics and engineers are not workshy. As for pretentious and scruffy – well they may suffer from a bit of that, but again – the arts idlers are much worse.

  • Comrade Stalin

    When I did Computer Science at QUB, not very long ago, half the class were workshy sloppy gits with no interest whatsoever in the subject.

  • RepublicanStones

    No disrepespect to any students lurking here, but you’re all a bunch of workshy, pretentious scruffs.

    Funny but most of the people I went to Uni with had part-time jobs as well. And in any event, you could try and level the same accusation at any kid still in educaton from 16 yrs old on, but that would be ridiculous, because, well, it is.

  • old school

    That was a ridiculous statement on my part.
    “Students lurking here…” What was I thinking?
    They’re all pissed of course.

  • Koba, “half” of the computer people is a big improvement on “all” of the Jane Austen lot.

  • Old School, I´ll bet that there are hundreds of thousands of dedicated Biochemistry undergrads still hard at work in QUB libraries and laboratories as we speak.

  • villager

    Chip on the shoulder old school, nah?

  • old school

    Not really, Villager.
    Just remnants of Post Traumatic Stress, having rented a gaff to some chirpy students in the 90s.Who…
    Pissed from the front door outwards when downing cans in the living room, rather than the toilet.
    Left a mass of Emo hair in every plughole in the house.
    Demanded a 2 weeks rent rebate for December, as they weren’t in the house over Christmas!!!
    Pissed off the neighbours with regular Thursday night parties.
    and finally went AWOL without paying the final months rent.
    (I being a simple, honest chap trusted them and didn’t demand a deposit, as they were “poor oppressed students”)

  • Paddy

    So most posters here have degrees. Interesting that.

  • Old School – they sound like arts students to me. Get yourself some decent engineers next time, the worst they will do is home brew.

    Paddy – was that assumption arrived at as a reult of the high-fallutin level of the debate?

  • old school

    No idea what kind of students they were.
    They probably told me, but i doubt very much I was listening.

  • Mark McGregor

    Fucking students, only thing worse is landlords.

  • Framer

    How many times do you have to play The Soldier Song at full blast from an upstairs window in Malone Avenue to prove that you are celebrating a Christian festival?

    St Patrick’s Day is now and in reality a nationalist 12th.

  • Mark McGregor

    Funny thing though, I remember a real marxist, proper ‘old school’ provo telling me SF had barred landlords from party membership in the 70s.

    Wonder if that motion was overturned or is just ignored like many others?

  • old school

    Haha, I didn’t see myself as a landlord.
    Simply providing a roof for the oppressed.

  • joeCanuck

    Hey, I was an engineering student and I did have to work my arse off to get my degree.
    I’ve loved every minute of my working career. Unlike the Arts students, I never once had to ask a client “Will you have french fries with that?”

  • sdelaneys

    Don’t know about that Mark but there was a motion in the late 80s which sought to bar landlords from party membership and which described a landlord as ‘a person who owns two or more houses’. A lot of the present membership and leadership would have to go.

  • old school

    Joe, that was in the 40s.
    We’re talking about todays “parent sponsored” generation.

  • joeCanuck

    Old school,

    Not quite; Although I might seem like it to many here, I’m not that old – at uni in the 60s in my case.
    In case anyone doesn’t get it, that was a (N.A.?) joke. I value most Arts graduates with the possible exception of those that took the reputedly easiest course, Psychology, because the vast majority of them will not have worked a day in their chosen field.

  • Mark McGregor

    sd,

    Same guy told me the same Ard Fheis voted down a motion that insist every meeting of a cuman had the national flag displayed outside. Assume that was a bunch of Dubs!

  • Aldous Duke

    Interesting the professional journalists and photographers didn’t hang around later for the “street rave” on Palestine Street.

    http://www.thegown.org.uk/2010/03/17/news-night-brings-more-disorder-to-holylands/comment-page-1/#comment-1647

    Jimmi Hendrix apparently was alive and well, offering his wares to the Soldier’s Song in the middle of the street.

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  • joeCanuck

    Police today praised the tremendous hard work done by volunteers who were on hand to deal with any impending trouble and to nip it in the bud.

  • FitzjamesHorse

    JoeCanuck,
    The PSNI will always thank everybody for anything.The narrative last year was that it all went disasterously wrong.
    The narrative this year….which the University, the Students Union and the PSNI “need” is that it all went off very well with a few “outsiders” or individual student drunks messing up a good day.

    Gin and Tonics all round for Uni staff and PSNI…..Buckfast for the students.

  • DerTer

    I watched the report on BBC Newsline this evening. I suppose we should be releived that there was no major repetition of last year’s carry-on; however, the state of the streets in the Holy Land was an absolute disgrace. Was anyone arrested for breaking bottles and littering the streets with beer cans, cider flagons and other debris? And if not, why not?

  • DerTer

    I meant ‘relieved’!

  • Stewart

    DerTer

    Watched the newsline report this evening.

    How come parts of Shaftesbury square, dubin & Lisburn roads etc.. are turned into a river of urine, with broken bottles, rubbish & other muck every 12th of July and the council clean the area afterwords, yet they didn’t bother cleaning the University area last night?

    Was the whole cleansing division of the council on the piss yesterday & last night?

  • lamhdearg

    What happened in stoneyford last night. I have heard nothing, Is anyone disapointed?, Journos or Poster’s on slugger.

  • Framer

    Arrests in Holy Land down a third says Super Chris Noble.