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Racism, actually

Cachella Smith suggests that Liam Neeson’s excuse for his racist comments and actions is insufficient and actually racist in itself

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Cachella Smith argues that the prevalence of emojis in our everyday speech is changing our ability to use and appreciate the English language.

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Hate all Hate Crime

Cachella Smith, in light of the potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act, argues that in order to fully combat misogyny, hate crime against any gender is necessary, including radical feminist groups pitted against men and trans women

Cachella Smith considers how replacing Mickey Mouse images with those of war heroes in Egyptian schools may cause children to idolise the wrong kinds of role models.

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Cachella Smith feels that the use of advertising, league tables and statistics by universities today negatively affects our understanding of what higher education is really about.

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Polluted pennies

Cachella Smith suggests that we should not have to resort to money tactics in a bid to try and save our environment.

Manchester’s very own Funraising are back, mixing the creative with charity, and above all, prioritising a good time

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Cachella Smith suggests that the proposal of fast paced two year degree courses would not be beneficial for student well-being or for the student experience.

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Sophie Marriott and Cachella Smith argue the implications of the SU’s motion to encourage jazz-hands over clapping is “short-sighted” and instead Senate should seek to “create an atmosphere where people feel safe and comfortable enough to raise such an issue and ask for a quieter environment”

The controversial 11+ exam perpetuates the school system’s dangerous relationship with elitism and mental health illnesses, and dictates a lasting and unhealthy attitude towards school and exams for many young people, writes Cachella Smith.

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