Comment / 07/12/2021 Period poverty in Britain: a devastating reality

We know the upsetting realities of periods in developing countries across the globe, but do we really know the full extent and reality of period poverty in Britain? Period poverty is a much deeper problem than one not being able to afford menstrual products. It has overwhelming effects on the individual’s entire life, with its...

Comment / 07/12/2021 Austria’s compulsory vaccination: a stab in the back for liberal democracy.

It’s a strange and disorientating thing to think back to the pre-pandemic world and consider the length and breadth of the bizarre period we have since lived through. No more so than in considering the changing role of global governments in attempting to protect their populations and economies from the almighty human impacts of COVID-19....

Comment / 07/12/2021 The inhumane and broken asylum system of our country

The 27 men, women, and children who perished in the seas of the Channel last week after trying to seek safety in the UK should have been a wake-up call to our country. However, it only acts as tragic proof of the broken and inhumane asylum system our country has in place. Our government shows...

Climate Change, Comment / 16/11/2021 Boris Johnson’s lack of climate care.

As the world prepared to witness the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow this year, I eagerly sat waiting for what our own prime minister was going to put forward. After years of denial and refusal to acknowledge the ever-increasing seriousness of climate change, Boris Johnson finally had the opportunity to rectify his previous...

Comment / 16/11/2021 Spiking: be bold and honest with us

For many of us, clubbing is a staple part of university life. Whether it’s heading down to the LCR on a Tuesday night or the streets of Norwich at the weekend, clubbing has historically been a largely safe and secure social activity across our university towns. Therefore, I do not need to begin to express...

Comment / 16/11/2021 An Expected Nuisance For Unexpected Guest

Christmas: a time of peace, goodwill, and it turns out racism. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Unexpected Guest, has been released and it has been met by a vocal minority with accusations of ‘wokery’ – shorthand for what most of us pleasant people would call modern and progressive. Just so we are clear, the...

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Period poverty in Britain: a devastating reality

We know the upsetting realities of periods in developing countries across the globe, but do we really know the full extent and reality of period poverty in Britain? Period poverty is a much deeper problem than one not being able to afford menstrual products. It has overwhelming effects on the individual’s entire life, with its…

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Spiking: be bold and honest with us

For many of us, clubbing is a staple part of university life. Whether it’s heading down to the LCR on a Tuesday night or the streets of Norwich at the weekend, clubbing has historically been a largely safe and secure social activity across our university towns. Therefore, I do not need to begin to express…

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An Expected Nuisance For Unexpected Guest

Christmas: a time of peace, goodwill, and it turns out racism. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Unexpected Guest, has been released and it has been met by a vocal minority with accusations of ‘wokery’ – shorthand for what most of us pleasant people would call modern and progressive. Just so we are clear, the…

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Should children get the vaccine?

In recent weeks, Covid vaccinations have started to roll out for under-16s. However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding people asking whether children should be eligible for it. Some people say they shouldn’t be offered it, whereas others are saying they should. When they are young, children are given vaccines to protect them…

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The blurred lines of celebrities and politics.

Coronavirus has provided an extra strand to weave into the already complex relationship between the worlds of celebrity and politics. The parallels between the two are stark in and of themselves: random figures catapulted into a world where they suddenly have influence, legions of adoring supporters willing to hang on their every word regardless of…


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