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Yearly Archives: 2017


Review: Narvik

A truly haunting and mesmerising play by Lizzie Nunnery

Photo: Prabhuraj Balakrishnan

Fuel cells could provide new green energy solutions

Prabhuraj Balakrishnan, a PhD student researcher at the University of Manchester, talks about his recent discovery that could see a major leap in sustainable energy production, realised using graphene and other 2D materials in fuel cell systems

Photo: The Lowry

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon novel is expertly brought to life on stage by Simon Stephens adaption as the play goes on tour around the UK

Photo: nadap_usnavy @Flickr

New Year, miserable you?

We discuss how New Year’s resolutions can do more harm than good, and why you shouldn’t wait till January 1st to make changes

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Wayne Rooney: record-breaker

Rooney is as good as Henry and Suárez in the Premier League era

Photo: Elizabeth Gibson

Poet of the week: Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson is the first of weekly published poets in The Mancunion

Photo: Ellie Welch

Review: A Minger’s Tale by R. B. N. Bookmark

Ellie Welch reviews this recent book from a local Manchester writer

Photo: Cancer Research UK Race for Life

Race for Life in the New Year!

Struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Why not sign up for the Race for Life, and give yourself a goal to aim for

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Sunderland in Crisis: The Myth of Positive Relegation

With Sunderland looking destined for relegation, they will lose a lot of revenue and struggle to get back into the Premier League

Photo: esther vargas @ Flickr

Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme

Photo: nashtar @Flickr

‘Clean Eating’ – A Food Fad Gone Wrong?

Some of the biggest foodies of our time are turning their ethos’ on their head, but, how serious are the bad claims against ‘clean eating’?

Photo: Felipegallego24 @ Wikimedia Commons

Latin stereotypes are getting old

Sofia Vergara’s joke at the Golden Globes gave us a glimpse of the systemic stereotyping of Latin characters in Hollywood