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The familiarity of referring to mental illness only continues to defamiliarise its real-world effects. Photo: FeggyArt @ Flickr

Minds matter

"You are mental mate," "I’m just so depressed lately," "Sorry I rearranged your food cupboard—I have this things about tidiness." Phrases like ...

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Waking up to ourselves

Corporations entrench societal privilege by making it okay to discriminate against people, they make it normal. When corporate giants such as Tesco ...

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University isn't the problem

Mental Health, as shown by the Student Union polls on the subject, is one of the subjects that most worries the student ...

The familiarity of referring to mental illness only continues to defamiliarise its real-world effects. Photo: FeggyArt @ Flickr

Minds matter

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Waking up to ourselves

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Photo: Mike Kniec @Flickr

University isn't the problem

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Can individual morality affect corporate approaches to sensitive issues?

Lauren Wills asks if we really have the power to make companies retract their tasteless comments, or if indeed we actually care if it’s not aimed at us

The familiarity of referring to mental illness only continues to defamiliarise its real-world effects. Photo: FeggyArt @ Flickr

Minds matter

Joe Evans calls upon us to stop ridiculing and ignoring the increasingly important and relevant issue of dangerous mental health problems

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Waking up to ourselves

Corporations entrench societal privilege by making it okay to discriminate against people, they make it normal. When corporate giants such as Tesco and Asda put…

Photo: Mike Kniec @Flickr

University isn’t the problem

David Brierley argues that the blame for the ever-present problems of stress and depression cannot be so easily laid on the apparent ‘University Lifestyle’

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We need to talk about the elephant in the room

For many, the university lifestyle has the potential to significantly impact their mental health with 1 in 5 students considering themselves to have a mental health problem. We need to reduce the stigma attached to mental health so that people who need it feel more comfortable seeking help

With the overbearing presence of new media breathing down its neck the lifespan of print seems limited. Photo: Pimthida @Flickr

I love the smell of paper in the morning

Nowadays we choose cheap thrills over classic knowledge; the book must not die

The over-emphasis on classical literature is killing our literary tradition. Photo: Shane Gorski @Flickr

A Comedy of Canon

It’s time to broaden our literary horizons; Morrissey’s autobiography is not a Penguin Classic!

Amazon is pushing small independent bookshops, like the Shudehill Book Centre in Shudehill out of business. Photo: alexinleeds @Flickr

Where have all the book Amagone?

There’s a rumble in the jungle, but this time it’s our small book retailers getting knocked out

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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

The 'I, Too, Am Oxford' campaign shows that Oxford's practice of cultural elitism cannot continue. Photo: itooamoxford @Tumblr

We are all equal, only some more than others.

Joe Evans explains that racism hasn’t gone away and we need to stop sweeping it under the carpet and deal with it head-on

Middle Eastern women also fight for their equality. Photo: Silandi @flickr

Women Beyond the Western World

Marina Iskander analyses feminism outside of the western world, and how feminism can be plugged into non-Western cultures.

The concept of a gentlemen has changed dramatically. Photo: wili @Flickr

The Myth of Masculinity

As the life of men changes throughout society, Harry Newton takes a look at the myth of masculinity