NIB: 37,191 of 65+ year olds vaccinated in York
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations has reached the second half of its first phase as the vast majority of over 70s and frontline workers were offered the jab by the end of February. In York 94% of those in the next phase, 65 years old and up, have also received a vaccine. According to the BBC 37,191 people aged 65 and over have been treated. York is well on the way to the second phase of vaccine deployment.
CIB:Lister College has a better ring to it
“Anne Lister College'' doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Doubtless, the naming of the new college is a step forward in recognising historical female and LGBT+ figures and ensuring they become household names. What I can’t fathom is why the University has used her full name when all of the existing colleges rely on a single word - usually a surname, alone. It’s a clunky move that smacks of point-scoring. Call me petulant, but it would be far more inspiring to encourage people to think of Anne when they hear “Lister”, instead of the university assuming we’ll be confused. How many people remember that James College was named for Lord James of Rusholme? - Alice Manning
CIB: Cut the cardboard
Here at York the first sign of spring isn't daffodils or baby geese but crappy cardboard signs being plastered all over campus. It's a huge waste of time and resources that only serves to make uni look even more of a state. What this year's online campaigning has shown is that we actually don't need to duck tape our recycling to the outside of the library in order to hold a union election. So please let's make this the end of cardboard campaigning and declare that as a student body we have evolved beyond the point of painting cereal boxes and calling it politics.
- Jenna Luxon
MUSE Recommends: York Travel Spots
This week the Nouse editors reflect on their favourite spots in the city of York.
Emily, Deputy MUSE Editor: The River Ouse
I love walking along any part of the River Ouse when the weather is nice! It’s such a lovely stretch to stroll along with a takeaway cup of coffee and when the weather is nice, the sun looks absolutely stunning reflecting off the water!
Daniel, Food Editor: Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato
Right, so I know it’s winter, but my pick has to be Roberto’s on Goodramgate. The gelato there is amazing. Can’t stay away from that place. I went when it was quite literally -2 out and my fingers almost dropped off, but it was so worth it for the pistachio!
Emily, News Editor: Millennium Fields
I live right next to Millennium Fields near the bridge and it’s my favourite place to go clear my head after an online seminar. I love taking my camera to a clearing just off the path that has been decorated by children over lockdown and is now full of snowdrops. Best place to go if you want to feel miles away from essays and deadlines!
Charlotte, Food Editor: Grindsmith Espresso & Brew Bar
There's a new coffee shop in town opposite Betty's called Grindsmith and not only is the coffee independently ground and roasted in Manchester but the people who run it and work in there are just really nice and friendly. They're so passionate about their business so it's really refreshing to be able to have a chat about the state of the world while you refuel with an oat milk flat white. Really recommend!
Abi, Sub Editor: The Minster
The spots around the Minster are always so lovely, especially now it’s sunny again! If you walk into York City Centre and end up there, the independent cafes are so nice, particularly The Vanilla Cafe. Great for takeaway drinks, and then you can walk to the Minster and get some good shots for the insta!