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‘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…

Global

Africa Year in Review

Peace, conflict, extinction and hope. Just four of the words that could be used to describe 2018 in Africa. February 14th saw the resignation of Jacob Zuma. His resignation as President of South Africa – a post he had held for nine years – came after years of allegations concerning corruption, racketeering and fraud. In…

Global

South America Year in Review

In this last issue before Christmas, Global is looking back at the news from South America in 2018. Across the region, several general elections took place. A new President of Paraguay was elected, Mario Abdo Benítez, a former president of the Senate as the incumbent President was not eligible for re-election. Colombia also greeted a…

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…

Arts

Does this make me look like a president? Trump’s image in portraiture

Donald Trump is notoriously fastidious when it comes to his portraits. Two works that both had antipodal receptions come to mind when I think of the television personality-turned-politician. The first one is Andy Thomas’ The Republican Club, which depicts a scene of imagined camaraderie between the past Republican presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both…

Global

US midterm elections see gains for the Democrats

The Democrats have won control of the US House of Representatives in the November 2018 Congressional midterm elections. The contest was seen to be a key test for US President Donald Trump, as analysts had predicted a ‘blue wave’ as a sign of discontent for Mr Trump’s policies. With 429 of 435 seats declared, the…

Comment

Trump: wrongly portrayed?

After the Pittsburgh shooting at the end of October in which 11 people lost their lives, 70,000 people signed a letter demanding that Donald Trump should “fully denounce” white nationalism. This led me to ask the question: does Donald Trump’s infamously controversial language encourage hate crimes? I asked students on campus of their view on…

Global

Journalist killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family, has been killed in the consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018, in what is now being described as murder. Mr Khashoggi had a long career in journalism in Saudi Arabia and once held a close relationship with the Saudi royal family. However,…

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