The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Marina Iskander

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The fallacy behind boycotting businesses

Boycotting products or services for allegedly supporting Donald Trump does very little to help the cause, writes Marina Iskander

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Consumerism: always on the rise

From politics to the holiday season, globalisation and consumerism have given celebrity culture too much control over our lives

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Our compensation culture is crippling us

Marina Iskander looks at how the growing compensation culture can have the potential to paralyse our society

Are we raising awareness in the right way? Photo: The Breast Cancer Network @Flickr

Think before you pink

Marina Iskander looks at breast cancer awareness campaigns from a different angle and asks if they are the best way to support the cause



Ultimately, the most basic human instinct is to survive, but sometimes we forget that our greatest enemy is ourselves

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Religion and faith: Two entirely different ideas

The importance of religion to your culture has a significant effect on whether it becomes a duty or a liberty, and with that knowledge, we can really understand the link between religion and extremism

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How to get away with murder

With us humans–us feeble, naïve, easily swayed humans–using the right language can really change everything. The case hasn’t changed much since the beginning of time:…

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V for Valentine

Last weekend’s day of love is analysed by Marina Iskander, who believes you should spend your the special day of Valentines doing what you love, not who you love

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Our not-so-right human rights

Marina Iskander questions the value and consequences of the Human Rights Act

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A real-world Dystopia

Dystopian futures are our today, and technology is watching, always watching

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The Most Arrogant of Lies: Voluntourism

Travelling the world in aid of volunteering whilst overlooking the needs of those close to us is a result of first-world boredom and the necessity of moral reassurance

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To e or not to e, that is the question

E-books are the future and nothing to be scared of