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Weaving a less tangled Web

Weaving a less tangled Web

Following the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Sophie Marriott looks at how it has been used and abused, and what the legacy of its creator, Tim Berners-Lee is.
Which sun is shining on us?

Which sun is shining on us?

Sophie Marriott argues that whilst we enjoy the unseasonable weather this week we should remember the climate change it is a symptom of is not just going to keep making things a bit warmer, but it is already causing devastating natural disasters.
City council is guilty of anti-social behaviour

City council is guilty of anti-social behaviour

Sophie Marriott argues that the legislation to fine homeless people in Manchester for ‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ is archaic and misguided.
Pigeonholed by the puffa jacket

Pigeonholed by the puffa jacket

Sophie Marriott looks at the way student culture, for all its diversity, can pigeonhole us into narrow tropes with particular expectations, and how this can restrain our ability to explore our self-identities.
The profit mine of student housing

The profit mine of student housing

Sophie Marriott argues that The Mancunion’s recent revelations about student housing in Manchester reveals the deep rooted inequalities in higher education.
Stress to impress

Stress to impress

Sophie Marriott argues that the high stress experience of University exams is the result of the pressure to succeed constantly levied on students.
Attenborough let us down — but we can still rise up

Attenborough let us down — but we can still rise up

Following critique of David Attenborough’s stance on climate action, Sophie Marriott argues that we shouldn’t be so reliant on celebrities making political statements to guide our social consciousness
Artefact of the Week: Nasca Ceramic Jug

Artefact of the Week: Nasca Ceramic Jug

In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Sophie Marriott looks at a ceramic jug from the Nasca Culture of Pre-Hispanic South America and how their mysterious and captivating artistry was filled with their iconography
Is it time to move on from the rom-com?

Is it time to move on from the rom-com?

Sophie Marriott argues against the problematic tropes in Hollywood Rom-Coms which rely on outdated gender and racial stereotypes
History departments branded ‘overwhelmingly white’

History departments branded ‘overwhelmingly white’

Sophie Marriott explores Manchester University’s reaction to recent revelations by the Royal Historical Society regarding the distinct lack of racial diversity in the study of history in higher education.
This is the Female Gaze: Challenging the artist and subject

This is the Female Gaze: Challenging the artist and subject

Sophie Marriott interviews student photographer Maisie Lee about the upcoming ‘Female Gaze’ exhibition and the how to challenge the frequently gendered relationship between artists and subject.
Review: ‘Often Onstage’

Review: ‘Often Onstage’

Sophie Marriott reviews ‘Often Onstage’ at HOME Theatre as part of the Orbit Festival: a delightfully bemusing sail through the world of theatrical productions
Corporate lobbyists have no place in climate policy

Corporate lobbyists have no place in climate policy

As it is revealed that 90% of the World’s largest firms lobby against action on climate change, Sophie Marriott argues that corporate power poses the biggest threat to the future of the environment and society.
‘Weight’ is such a weighted word

‘Weight’ is such a weighted word

Sophie Marriott argues that the criticism of Weight Watchers for their name change is placing too much meaning on the language of wellness and in itself weighing down notion of health and perpetuating cultures of shame.
Universities are still failing to address mental health

Universities are still failing to address mental health

Sophie Marriott argues that the University of Bristol’s recently announced scheme to safeguard students who suffer from mental health problems exemplifies the apprehension to confront the issue of suicides on UK campuses.
Why it matters if Brett Kavanaugh gets selected for the Supreme Court

Why it matters if Brett Kavanaugh gets selected for the Supreme Court

Leah Marlow explores the case of Brett Kavanaugh and how the defence of his behaviour by other American politicians the misogyny that prevails in American politics under the Trump administration.
UK’s turns to African trade partners as Brexit looms

UK’s turns to African trade partners as Brexit looms

Sophie Marriott writes: Theresa May’s visit to the UK’s closest partners in Africa displays the paternalism and imperialism still present in global trade
Smartphones are becoming the new luxury cars

Smartphones are becoming the new luxury cars

Sophie Marriott writes that as smartphones become increasingly crucial to everyday life they become just as much embroiled with poverty and inequality as the luxury car market.
The art of protest is not lost

The art of protest is not lost

Sophie Marriott argues that despite a feeling of disenchantment with politics in the UK there is still a politically engaged base of youthful activists.
Freshers week is to be survived

Freshers week is to be survived

Sophie Marriott Writes: A contradictory attitude surrounding the tradition of freshers week exacerbates the potential for it to become a stressful and difficult time for new students.

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