Comment / 13/04/2021 Gradu-cancellation

Despite the UK’s lockdown restrictions lifting on 21st June, UEA have made the decision to postpone graduation – again. The Class of 2021 will be the second cohort to miss out on a graduation ceremony after the Class of 2020 ceremony was postponed as a result of the first lockdown in late March. Soon-to-be graduates...

Comment / 13/04/2021 The Police: A ‘service’ or a force?

Following Sarah Everard’s murder in March, the police’s tactical response was evidently a disproportionate response to the situation where members of the crowd were arrested and forced to the ground. Intended as a respectful vigil and communities coming together to mourn Sarah’s passing, it cannot be described as a rambunctious or disruptive protest. Yet, the...

Comment / 13/04/2021 Good old student news: why it’s worth reading

This may come as a shock, but Concrete pages may be worth more than a provisional doormat. They can also be used for papier mache projects, or wet shoes fillers to soak up rainwater. As for the words on the pages, if they are still legible after this treatment, why would you choose to read...

Comment / 23/03/2021 Schools aren’t safe for unvaccinated teachers

Despite the phased returning of pupils to school this week, teachers have been left out of the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, millions of primary and secondary school students returned to school. This is the first step of the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK. These easings have come...

Comment / 23/03/2021 Boris Johnson’s route to freedom will be a success

After a lot of uncertainty over the past year, we finally have a roadmap out of lockdown. This time, we have a vaccine being rolled out. After three lockdowns, it appears Boris Johnson has realised the tier system didn’t work, as people were travelling to enter the lower tiers when they weren’t supposed to. The...

Comment / 02/03/2021 A Gender Equality Crisis is on the Rise

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, it has become apparent that a gender equality crisis is on the rise. The coronavirus pandemic is set to reverse years of progress fought for by the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst and Malala Yousafzai. Speaking to the Guardian, Sam Smethers of the...

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