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Politicians are humans too

Our representatives aren’t the cold-blooded reptiles that some like to imagine

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Controversy: Animal testing

This week, Senior Science & Technology Reporter, Serena Holloway, tackles the ongoing debate on animal testing in pharmaceutical development

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A culture of objectification, not rape

We must be more accurate with our definitions of the threats that women face if we are to tackle misogynistic behaviour in public and in private

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A new traditionalism in political debate

We ought to understand ourselves, then engage with our families, friends, and communities before taking to the streets in rage

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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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Newfound popularity for President Bush

America needs a real opposition to Donald Trump, not the plastic exterior of President George W. Bush’s recent resurgence in popularity

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The infrastructure and politics of the Curry Mile

The Reclaim the Night march and Wilsmlow Road’s new cycle lanes expose the subtle tensions that exist between the Rusholme and student communities

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How technology and widespread media are affecting you right now

Social media and technological advancements have changed the way people interact with each other, making the future unpredictable

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Why write what you really think when you can be paid to write what you are told to?

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Sorry, but Emma Watson is still a feminist

The scandal surrounding Emma Watson’s Vanity Fair cover shoot is just another way to compartmentalise women

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A response to “Reclaim the Night: We do not live in a rape culture”

In reply to a previous article, Catherine Snow argues that rape culture does indeed exist and must be faced

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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