Jess Barrett

Science

The science behind Instagram likes

Earlier this year, Instagram began to experiment with the removal of their ‘like’ feature; disabling users from seeing the number of likes other people had received. The experimental restriction has only been tested in Japan, Canada and Brazil, but now this is set to be rolled out in the US and the UK as well.  …

News

Election Special: what the Norwich South candidates are saying

Brexit Party: Alexander Gilchrist “I’m in it to win it here” “More proportional representation is required” To Alexander Gilchrist, “what the Brexit Party stands for is democracy and rights.” He says it embodies a range of “various different political spectrums,” referencing his own experiences of being “on marches at Burston with Jeremy Corbyn” as an…

Features

‘We earned it. We deserve it. We demand it.’

University staff and members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking strike action over changes to their pension called the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The university staff who are striking are claiming the universities employers are ignoring pension experts and want staff members to pay more to assess the scheme. After the previous…

Arts

Should old art and literature that contains politically incorrect content still exist in today’s society?

Arts Vote: 100% yes Jess Barrett  Literature that was created centuries, even decades ago, is still politically and historically relevant as it reflects the society at the time and shows the reader how much modern society has developed. Martha Griffiths  Pretending the past and it’s problems didn’t happen does not help moving on from them….

Comment

This beef ban is udderly undemocratic

As a result of a union council vote, the sale of beef in uea(su) has been banned. Consequently, Unio, shop(su) and bar(su) will no longer sell products with beef in them in an attempt to reduce the university’s environmental footprint. Unfortunately, this decision was made without sufficient consultation to the wider student body. It’s an…

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