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Is written media dead?

10th February 2022

What makes written media more valuable than news from your phone? It’s a well cited facet of twenty-first century life that print journalism and newspapers are struggling. The world is moving online and with “speed” and “convenience” being two watchwords of innovation, lengthy written articles are seeming increasingly archaic. They are appearing to be so ...


New year, new Labour, and the return of Jezza

9th February 2022

It’s no secret that the Labour Party is in a state of crisis, losing support in almost every area it could once call home. The Keir Starmer leadership seems less interested in tackling the Tories than in forcing out any young, left-wing, or working-class members within their ranks. An estimated 200,000 people have left the ...


Why care about Valentine’s Day?

9th February 2022

Rachel Campbell explores the reasons why Valentine’s Day is more than just a capitalist ruse. I understand the Valentine’s Day hate. Walking into the shops in February and seeing the plastic roses, stuffed hearts and infinity necklaces is enough to make you denounce the holiday as a capitalist ploy. Of course it is; isn’t everything? ...


Oh, we’re halfway there…

5th February 2022

Rachel Campbell reflects on the pressures final year students face as they go into their last semester of university. Though this time of year tends to be filled with the remains of that post-Christmas festive spirit, for students – particularly fourth years – this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. ...


Why try Dry January?

5th February 2022

Giving up alcohol for a month can provide a lot of benefits, some of which won’t be realised until you give it a try. Dry January: the popular no-alcohol January challenge that many have participated in this past month. For some, this challenge was taken on to save their bank account, while for others it ...


Prince Andrew – the final straw to break the monarchy’s back?

4th February 2022

Prince Andrew’s trial reveals a pattern of privilege and mistreatment of women from the royal family. In mid-January, news broke that Prince Andrew would in fact face civil trial over allegations that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre when she was 17-years-old. New York judge Lewis Kaplan has rejected motions made by the Duke of York’s ...


Are mandatory vaccines ethical?

30th January 2022

Grace Edward discusses the ethics surrounding mandatory vaccines. Austria has announced that it will mandate all residents over the age of 14 to be vaccinated for Covid-19, and all those who don’t will be faced with a fine of up to 3,600 euros every three months. After a meeting with the Alpine republic’s heads of ...


Pleasing by Harry Styles: does the brand live up to its name?

30th January 2022

Styles’ new brand appears inclusive as it goes against typical beauty products and defies gender norms – but, is it worth the price? Harry Styles, the teen boy-band singer turned worldwide cultural icon, recently ventured out into the world of business with his new brand Pleasing. The singer has increasingly been noticed for his experiments, ...


This Holocaust Memorial Day, educate yourself with the facts

27th January 2022

With antisemitism on the rise, it’s important to be aware of mentalities threatening the memory of the Holocaust. 27 January marks the annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in which almost a million Jews were murdered, alongside tens of thousands of Roma and Sinti, and thousands of others. HMD ...


The importance of a good teacher

23rd January 2022

A supportive, kind and caring secondary school teacher can make all the difference to how students experience university. An Audience with Adele on ITV last month provided us with laughter and some iconic moments, filling us with raw and genuine emotion. Above all, it made us think about the people who have encouraged and supported ...