Tag: Offence

Sport

Concrete meets… UEA Pirates American Football

The only encounter I’ve had with American Football was two years ago, when I went to film a match at Colney Lane on a freezing day. Since then, I have been following their results and keeping up to date with how they perform as a team. In reality, I still don’t know the rules and…

Comment

“Poppies shouldn’t be politicised”

UEA is wonderful in so many ways. We welcome people regardless of race, gender, sexuality, and other social identities. We have a campus that’s generally safe and happy. We have iconic architecture, and a plethora of bunnies roam freely around. I love UEA. I also love the SU. They’re often a great source for provocative…

Features

Millenials are snowflakes

Most freshers this year will have been born in the year 2000: complete and utter millennials. Yet this seemingly harmless, edgy label has often been synonymous with being perceived as  “snowflakes” – for being too thin-skinned and taking offence over everything. But does this have an element of truth, or is this really just another…

News

Increasing numbers of US universities adopt Chicago Statement in support of free speech

An increasing number of universities in the United States are committing to the Chicago Statement: an endorsement of the importance of free speech and the open debate of controversial ideas. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Fire), a pro free-speech, non-profit organisation, the statement has been adopted by Purdue, Princeton, American University,…

Features

Capitalism and controversy – why marketers love to offend

In a society characterised by capitalism, consumerism and simply “having it all”, it is impossible to avoid advertisements and maintain immunity from the influence of ever-clever PR techniques. More than ever, marketers have the ability to work out precisely what makes you tick and exactly how to target you, and that is all thanks to…

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