The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Elliott Mills

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A defence of irony

Elliott Mills witters on for far too long; omnipresent voice Elliot Mills brings us back to a straightened-out meaning of meaning

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Student elections and ongoing contradictions

Elliott Mills illustrates how continued low voter turnout in Student Union elections is widening the gap between students and those representing them

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The ‘Before I Die’ blackboard: Iterations and implications

Elliott Mills illustrates how the ‘Before I Die’ blackboard, as well as other everyday features of Oxford Road, is a symbol for the cycle of life and death

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Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea

T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?

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Hardy’s Well: a surface level re-reading

Elliot Mills muses on the existance of Hardy’s Well and Lemn Sissay’s wall poem

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Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

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

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Sankeys closes: who saw this coming?

With the closure of the beloved Sankeys, Eliott Mills turns his heart to a memory of his last trip to the infamous venue

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Elliott Mills takes a stern look into the pint glass with a precise analysis of the merits, difficulties, and confusions of Dry January

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The forging of Tony Blair

Elliott Mills ponders whether Tony Blair deserves a second chance in UK politics

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No end to Anthony Burgess

Elliot Mills argues the case for a place in the literary heritage of Manchester for Anthony Burgess, a man often left out of the narrative

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War on drugs: Fabric reopens the debate

With new rules put in place, Fabric is due to reopen, and with it the age-long debate on drugs is back

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Conspiracy theories take centre stage

Elliot Mills exposes the ridiculous arguments of today’s ‘conspiracy theorists’, of whom many helped Donald Trump win the Presidency