Adelaide Cannell

Breaking News, Main Stories, News

Inquiry into UK Covid response releases first report

Information from two committee inquiries regarding the government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak, has been released today. In it, the UK government were heavily criticized for being too slow in their response to the Coronavirus outbreak early last year. Whilst the report highlights some of the positive steps taken within England during the pandemic, such…

Gaming, Venue

Do Video Games Encourage Violence?

The link between engaging in graphic video gaming and impulses to inflict real-life violence continues to be a debate of strongly divided opinion.  The American Psychology Association (APA) suggests that playing violent video games like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D or Mortal Kombat indeed have potential to increase a person’s aptitude for aggressive thought, feelings, and behaviour….

Features

Microaggressions come in all shapes and sizes

I begin by describing a recent encounter I had which, after some post-event analysis, I recognised as an evening glistening with microaggression. This is the thing about microaggression, we so often downplay it – or even fail to recognise its presence altogether – because of how subtle and, well, micro it is.  During a recent…

Breaking News, Main Stories, News

University students could require full vaccination to attend lectures and live in halls

Covid-19 restrictions hit hard again for the university youth as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces students could require full vaccination in order to attend lectures and reside in their university halls. Reports indicate the Prime Minister is actively “pushing” the proposition to “encourage” an elevated vaccine intake among young people.  Another senior government spokesman indicated the government’s plans to ensure full…

Breaking News, News

Fire at Elephant and Castle

Fire crews were called to Elephant and Castle railway today (28 June) shortly before 13:45 after a number of explosions and a resulting fire were reported by people in the area. Close to 100 members of London Fire Brigade who arrived on the scene commented on the significance of the blaze, reporting that “three commercial units were ablaze, along with…

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