Tag: Opinion

Science

Fashion of the future?

Clothes shopping is an undeniable part of western culture, but just how harmless is this treasured pastime? People are becoming more and more aware of the damaging effects that over-farming and over-fishing has on the environment, however a little-known fact is that the multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry is harmful to the environment in its own right….

Features

Why we shouldn’t look forward to 2019

Remember the panic of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse prediction? For a few years we were apocalypse-crazy, shovelling down disaster movies, zombie flicks, and dystopian fiction as quickly as we could. If this ‘end-of-the-world’ craze can teach us anything, it’s that the grass was apparently not greener on the other side. Now that global extinction is…

Features

A guide to New Year’s resolutions

‘My New Year’s resolution, is to stick to my resolutions’, a promise that I have made to myself on multiple occasions. Resolutions polarise public opinion. Some adore them, some despise them. There is something to be said for setting resolutions: they inspire change, self-improvement and achievement, which can pave the way for a brilliant year….

Editor's column

‘What garbage editorial’

Above all, student journalism has taught me the following: you can’t chase a story in heels and a thick skin is as vital to your job as a pen. Luckily, this isn’t my first rodeo and I have both. Each week in Concrete is different, and this was no exception. We reached a record number…

Comment

Are exams pointless?

Some exams are archaic reflections of a ‘one size fits all’ system of streamlining. People may vilify them as an unnecessary cause of stress among students. I mean, what’s the point of finding out a person’s ability to memorise a volume of information that will be forgotten at the end of two hours? However, it…

Comment

Response: Trump: not a portrayal, but a reflection

The comment piece ‘Trump: wrongly portrayed?’ published in the last issue of Concrete struck me as missing the mark. To claim it’s the media’s responsibility to stop ‘playing Mr Trump’s game and fuelling this social divide’ not only ignores the media’s responsibility to keep citizens informed of the latest comments and actions of the leader…

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