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Britain's biggest student newspaper

Sophie Billington

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Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall

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Interview: MCR Live

Sophie Billington speaks to Rhys from the up-and-coming media network about the Manchester creative scene, student media and Women in Media

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Live: Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Fun Lovin’ Criminals delivered with a high-energy, thrilling performance at Manchester’s Albert Hall, writes Sophie Billington

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An Alternative History of Fashion: Costume in The Man in the High Castle

Sophie Billington discusses the alternative approach to post-war fashion in the hit series The Man in the High Castle

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Fashion tactics

As the winter chill sets in, Sophie Billington provides a guide to alternative means of shopping so you can avoid braving the cold

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Bloody chokers, they’re back in fashion again!

Whilst chokers adorn many necks of the Manchester student body, Sophie Billington takes a look at their grim and gruesome origins from 18th century France

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The Status-Faux

Following the evolution of technology to create designer faux fur, Sophie Billington discusses the fur-free movements and hypocrisy within the industry