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.
After Cardi B threw her shoe at a fashion party she faced much criticism for her lack of ‘chill’, Lola Byam Shaw argues this as well as the responses to Serena Williams’ arguments with an umpire reveal the sexism of the pressure on women to be easygoing.
Matthew Gold reveals the hypocrisy of the Conservative MEPs defending the antisemitic Hungarian regime in the European Union in order to remain allied with the country after Brexit.
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.
The Internet has changed how we share music and how music is made. Discussing two artists and their impact on the music scene, Byron Gamble investigates its transformation
Cachella Smith argues that the discussion surrounding mental illness on social media and the internet frequently normalises depression and undermines its seriousness and its medical treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sam Brougham discusses the relocation of the Pride festival in Manchester away from Canal Street due to planned redevelopments and what this means for the LGBTQ+ communities who have celebrated there for decades.
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
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.
Student journalism offers students a unique opportunity to engage with political issues, writes Megan Ritichie, who feels we should value this unique opportunity more.
“A deal or no-deal Brexit is the biggest challenge facing higher education and the country”, says Sally Hunt.