Articles for Hydra

Hydra was the student magazine of Hyde Clarendon College (formerly Hyde Sixth Form College), in Hyde, Greater Manchester. I wrote for it between February 1995 and April 1996. Copies of the articles can be found in The Hydra Files.

Rant 'n' Rave: America

Bods goes off on one about America.

On The Shop Floor

Part four in the intermitant series on supermarkets, and Bods explains what goes on behind the scenes.

Get Wired

It's 1996 and the internet has just arrived. And it was dead cool. Honest.

Rant 'n' Rave: Why... (I write that is)

Why I write.

Corporal Punishment, edition 5

Sorted for E's and whizz? Sex? Yes please!


Hydra 'attempts' a sports section.

In the Cutting Room

Not particularly subtle article relating to censorship in the October 1995 issue.

The Mailbag, Christmas 1995

Answering non-existant letters, the Andrew Bowden way.

The Student Cookbook

Student gormet delights.

The Inner Circle, edition 1

High quality cartoon fun.

Rant 'n' Rave: Europap

Europap music gets the R'n'R treatment.

What A Problem!

The male obsession with the problem pages from womens magazines.

Supermarket Fun

The joys of filling in for your boss.

Data Bytes Back

The Hydra computer muses on life, online can machines and more.

Corporal Punishment, edition 4

Vanity, batman, Mark Tonderri and (amazingly) rag and bone men.

The Mailbag, October 1995

Opening up Hydra's buldging sack. Mail sack that is.

The Rather Sad Diary Of Andrew Bowden

Diary entries from when I was 13. Real ones. Sadly.

Corporal Punishment, edition 3

Des Lynham and sex on a stick? It could only be the Corporal.

Rant 'n' Rave: Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops - it's apparantly a good laff, but for some reason, I can't remember why.

The Mailbag, May 1995

More exciting correspondence on Hydra's letters page.

Rant 'n' Rave: Deodrant Free Zone

Deodrant stinks! When you get it for every birthday.

Supermarket FAQs

The guide to working in a supermarket continues with a look at how to answer those customer questions.

Corporal Punishment, edition 2

The Corporal returned for episode 2 - and was twice as big and twice as odd.

Clubs and Societies

A tour of the odder end of the student social scene as Hydra revealed some of the odder clubs and societies.

The Mailbag (Easter 1995)

More exciting correspondence on Hydra's letters page.

Rant 'n' Rave: How Do They Do That?

How do they do that? Do what? Make a TV programme that diabolical! (Hint: if you don't remember How Do They Do That? with Des Lynham, this article will probably make no sense at all!)

Supermarket Speak

Learn the supermarket lingo of 1995 with Supermarket Speak. It's probably not changed much to this day!

Corporal Punishment, edition 1

Hydra's answer to... err... something... makes his very first appearance. And I'm sure the world rejoyced when that happened!

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