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Interview: Spoon

We spoke to the Texan indie greats about Trump, ambience, and how you should never listen to anything they have to say

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That baby was not born holding a coil: stop sharing fake news

Recent misinformed stories that circulated about the birth of a ‘newborn baby born holding an IUD’ should be a wake-up call for us to be more critical of the news we read and share

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Princeton Citizen Scientists aim to renew civic engagement

Princeton Citizen Scientists is a group of about 40 science, engineering, and social science graduate students who aim to address the current political discourse with their expertise

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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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Protesting: What’s the point?

Miranda Bunnis takes a look at how far protest can go to affect change in today’s society

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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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Guardian Angel or Glamorising Arms?

Is there a danger in sporting a fashion accessory without understanding its power as a political message? How aware of we are the statements we make?

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We should not give in to ‘alternative facts’

David Moseley looks at how we must scrutinise all facts and claims to keep “alternative facts” from materialising

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Andrew Wakefield returns to UK for controversial documentary screening

Disgraced doctor, Andrew Wakefield, has returned to the UK to reignite his ‘anti-vaxx’ message with a new documentary

Lie Lie Land

Are they Putin on the Ritz?

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Slogan t-shirts: a political fashion statement

New York Fashion Week kicked off this season’s shows with a distinct political tone. Talia Lee-Skudder reveals how the politically inspired slogan t-shirt should be your next purchase

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How the Democrats normalised mass deportation

America is too late to stop the normalisation of President Trump’s views and actions on immigration. With bipartisan efforts, it happened long ago