The Brookes boy

first_imgI    study publishing here, which is quite a mixed, skills-based course. I applied to this after Eton; it’s a strong basis for going into marketing or advertising. Our workload involves about thirteen to fourteen hours of lectures and seminars a week, which are very interactive and geared towards group-based work. Other than lectures, we have about three personal reports as well as two presentations to do a term. Most people here work very hard; certainly most people I know here are very, very motivated. The publishing course at Brookes is very well respected, and the business school is also very, very popular. Most people I’ve talked to in the city reckon that Brookes is one of the best new universities, and I’ve met a lot of alumni who have all got very successful jobs. I don’t think that Brookes is marketed more towards upper-middle class students: I’d say 60% of our student population haven’t paid for their education. Brookes does have a reputation for Sloanes and husband shopping, but it’s a reputation that I think is ill-deserved, assumed through most people coming up and seeing people with blonde hair. True, there are quite a number of them to see, but I’d say last time I was up in Newcastle that kind of population was a lot more dense.We’re big drinkers as much as any other university. There are quite a lot of large nights out – we go out to clubs three or four times a week, Brookes’ favourites being Escape, The Bridge and Clementines. I’ve heard a couple of wild drunken stories about breaking into Oxford colleges, although for the record it wasn’t me! But let me just say that four or five of the colleges have walls that are very easy to scale. As to which ones, I couldn’t possibly comment. You can sense a different vibe between Brookes and Oxford nights. Brookes students seem more enthusiastic and chatty. This could be because the people there have more things in common and possibly less to prove, but admittedly that’s merely speculation. Do Oxford students have superiority issues? I think that’s something you have to judge on an individual basis. I don’t think you can ever make a generalisation about Oxford students – certainly my friends at Oxford aren’t like that at all. Concerning how we feel about them, there are absolutely no hard feelings whatsoever; everyone I know at Brookes has at least two friends at Oxford anyway. To us, Oxford University is just the place down the road. I think there is actually a lot more animosity from Oxford towards Brookes students than the other way around. To be honest, most people have chosen to go here as their first choice, so have no hard feelings about anything. We’re supposed to be the fittest university in Britain. From personal experience I’d say that’s true, although the types are actually a lot more varied than just the blonde hair and short skirts. Well, a lot of people I know, to be fair, have blonde hair and wear short skirts. Indeed, that’s the stereotype that may be applied to Brookes girls, accompanied by signet-ring wearing, shirt-and-jean wearing, long-haired boys. Degree of superficiality? I’d say no more than any other university. It’s very much a case of “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. People are generally very quick to judge short skirts and bleached blonde hair, but I think there’s a lot more to the look then that. I mean, maybe you’ll have this girl who will wake up tomorrow and think “I’d like to dye my hair blonde” – I don’t know, I don’t know why I’d dye my hair blonde. But I think to take a look at that phenomenon and think they’re all clones would be a gross underestimation.ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005last_img read more

Versailles man found guilty of several drug related crimes

first_imgVersailles, IN—Friday,  Gabriel “Eddie” Seitz, 29-years-old, of Versailles, IN, was found guilty as charged of Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor following a three-day jury trial in Ripley County Superior Court.  Seitz will be sentenced on December 3, 2019, by Judge Jeffrey Sharp with a range of imprisonment from 1 year to 5 3/4 years total for all charges.  Seitz’s charges stem from law enforcement’s discovery of nearly five grams of crystal methamphetamine in a truck bed Seitz was standing next to and a syringe located in a bag belonging to Seitz at a residence located in Versailles. According to Prosecutor Ric Hertel, at trial, the State called officers from the Indiana State Police and Versailles Police Department as witnesses.  The officers explained that they arrived at a residence just south of Pangburn Park in Versailles, IN in an attempt to locate a wanted individual.  While surveilling the residence in question, the officers observed numerous individuals entering and exiting the converted garage area of the residence.  After obtaining a search warrant, the officers entered the residence where methamphetamine, heroin, numerous controlled substances, syringes, and drug paraphernalia were located.  Also located in the garage area was a suitcase belonging to Seitz that contained a syringe and a spoon that had been used to assist in the injection of methamphetamine. The officers further testified that while they were at the house, a truck pulled into the driveway where Seitz was the passenger.  When officers exited the house and detained Seitz, he was standing next to the truck bed of the truck.  After a search of the truck, officers located nearly five grams of methamphetamine in the truck bed. The State also called two forensic scientists from the Indiana State Police Laboratory to discuss the forensic evidence located in the case.  The first scientist was able to confirm that the substance located by the officers was methamphetamine.  The second scientist testified that she discovered Seitz’s DNA on the bag of methamphetamine located in the truck bed.    At trial, the State of Indiana was represented by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane A. Tucker.  Tucker wanted to compliment the Indiana State Police and their laboratory for their dedication to this case and their thorough investigation.  Further, Tucker wanted to thank the jury for their attentiveness to the evidence throughout this trial.  Regarding the case, Prosecutor Ric Hertel stated, “Drugs continue to be a significant issue that affects nearly every facet of our community.  My office will continue to address our county’s drug problem head-on.  We’re encouraged with the jury’s finding of guilt on all counts.”last_img read more