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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”

Reducing the amount of food wasted in the UK will tackle issues of food poverty and climate damage, argues Rosa Uijtewaal, however it requires a shift in cultural attitudes towards food, not just information provision.

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

Alexandra Walker argues that the #MeToo movement is in danger of normalising cases of sexual assault which could contribute towards the lack of protest in the Republican party against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court Justice.

Anuli Changa discusses the use of the ‘n-word’ and how the double standard surrounding it’s use mean it remains both a racial slur and an example of linguistic protest.

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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