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Is it time to reclaim Reclaim the Night?

Is it time to reclaim Reclaim the Night?

Reclaim the Night is a vital event but sometimes the language used surrounding it can have the opposite effect of its intent
Student Media Matters: Student media makes sense in a world which doesn’t

Student Media Matters: Student media makes sense in a world which doesn’t

Your time at university is the optimal time to explore your passions, take a stand, and work to improve and shape the world how you see fit. Student media alone won’t do all of that for you – but it just might help.
Derek Jarman: PROTEST! Art and Activism collide at Manchester Art Gallery

Derek Jarman: PROTEST! Art and Activism collide at Manchester Art Gallery

Sarah Taylor reviews Manchester Art Gallery’s retrospective exhibition on the life and works of prolific filmmaker, artist, and activist Derek Jarman.
How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

Ava Innes takes a look at How to be an Antiracist, the bestselling work of MacArthur recipient Ibram X Kendi
NUS President Larissa Kennedy: ‘Manchester students came to shake shit up’

NUS President Larissa Kennedy: ‘Manchester students came to shake shit up’

The Mancunion’s Aasiyah Faryal sits down with NUS president Larissa Kennedy
Speak up and stand out with this stylish local accessory brand

Speak up and stand out with this stylish local accessory brand

Activism comes before appearance with this bold Manchester brand.
A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Max Hovey

A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Max Hovey

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy begins his influencer series by interviewing influencer, student, blogger, content creator, and mental health and queer activist, Max Hovey
Gen Z: If we are the virus, they are the vaccine

Gen Z: If we are the virus, they are the vaccine

Aimee Butler explains how Gen Z are more politically engaged than ever, and how they are using technology to make a difference
Student protests are due a renaissance, Manchester has it covered

Student protests are due a renaissance, Manchester has it covered

How angry students are making sure their voices are heard – and why it’s finally time for us to listen
No pressure to be positive—just be body neutral

No pressure to be positive—just be body neutral

Body positivity has had a massive boost from social media and big brands, but is there another way?
Opinion: A ban on activism will not make the Olympics apolitical

Opinion: A ban on activism will not make the Olympics apolitical

The International Olympic Committee claims that sport is neutral but that could not be further from the truth, argues Kate Jackson
Staying optimistic with Josie Long

Staying optimistic with Josie Long

Features Editor Felix Hanif-Banks talks to comedian Josie Long about staying optimistic in a troubled society
Manchester set to host UK’s first Youth Environmental Conference

Manchester set to host UK’s first Youth Environmental Conference

The conference aims to encourage young people to discuss how they can contribute to the UN’s plans for climate change
Madlug: Life goes inside

Madlug: Life goes inside

Victoria Evans highlights the positive activism of ‘Madlug’: a brand fighting to end the stigma many children in care experience
Everything you need to know about Reclaim The Night 2019

Everything you need to know about Reclaim The Night 2019

The march kicks off at 6:30pm from Owens Park
Review: That’s What She Said MCR ft. Jess Green

Review: That’s What She Said MCR ft. Jess Green

Mia Edwards reviews an intimate night of feminist spoken word performance, reflecting upon the power of mutual support and the sharing of stories
The fight against FGM

The fight against FGM

Victoria Evans explores the wide-reaching impact of FGM and the importance of women’s sexual health globally
Sexpress yourself

Sexpress yourself

Georgia Hickey talks to Laina Cores about the upcoming Sex Week, aimed at educating and empowering people about their sexuality.
LGBT History Month 2019 begins in Manchester

LGBT History Month 2019 begins in Manchester

February marks the national education campaign, which will feature a theatrical performance at Manchester’s People History Museum
An Interview with ACORN Manchester

An Interview with ACORN Manchester

Isabel Oldman sits down with ACORN Manchester to talk private renting, activism and educating student tenants

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