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Britain's biggest student newspaper

Daily Archives: 9th February 2015

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Interview: Korn

Donald Spencer chats with James “Munky” Shaffer, guitarist and founding member of Korn

Photo: DoobyBrain @Flickr

5 things… to avoid at university in 2015

You may have already made, unmade, remade and completely given up on, your new year’s resolutions, but here are some things all students will do well to avoid this year.

Summer in America. Photo: Mark Woodward

“My Super Summer in the States”

Dreading being stuck at home for three stifling months? Take a tip from Manchester student Mark Woodward and go stateside, even with little $, by volunteering as a Camp Leader.

Marriages of all kinds are socially acceptable in Modern Britain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Homophobia, the church, the mosque, and the synagogue

It’s not too late for religions to shed their homophobic and socially irrelevant image—they just need to take a more positive, metaphorical, and liberal approach

But which one? 
Photo: Alan Cleaver @Flickr

Feast your eyes on these bullshit diets

Fancy eating your t-shirt or drinking syrup?

Photo: rajjj19 @Instagram

The look of love

Adrienne Galloway on the style benefits of conscious coupling

Map of Love 
Photo: Hadock @Flickr

Valentine’s Day across the globe

I love you; Je t’aime; Ti amo – Perisha Kudhail explores 14th of February customs from around the world

Photo: Press Shot

Interview: Motor City Drum Ensemble

Patrick Hinton talks with MCDE about Raw Cuts, thrift shops and coping with anxiety

Don't even think about it Photo: thinkretail @Flickr

Worst and best Valentine’s Day gifts

Get out of Ann Summers and bin the teddies, but keep the roses, as long as they’re not red, says Molly Allen

February marks LGBT History Month in the UK. Photo: basetree @Flickr

Fifty per cent of trans students consider dropping out

A 2014 study by the NUS also flagged up issues with LGBT harassment and bullying in UK universities

The use of artificial intelligence in science is already yielding promising results. Photo: University of Manchester

‘Robot scientist’ could speed up search for new drugs

Scientists say that an artificially intelligent robot could help discover new drugs to combat tropical diseases

Photo: Ben Daines@Flickr

Three quarters of students turn to porn for sex education

The NUS has found that young people are inadequately informed about sex and calls for a government commitment to SRE lessons