Tag: Society

Arts

Should old art and literature that contains politically incorrect content still exist in today’s society?

Arts Vote: 100% yes Jess Barrett  Literature that was created centuries, even decades ago, is still politically and historically relevant as it reflects the society at the time and shows the reader how much modern society has developed. Martha Griffiths  Pretending the past and it’s problems didn’t happen does not help moving on from them….

Film, Venue

Violence, Joker and Moral Panic

‘Joker’ is currently at the centre of heated discussion across the political spectrum, capturing a wave of passionate debate in a way few films can. Typically, the Express and the Mail will attack films with anything that even mildly offends their strict moral sensibilities. From the violence of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ to…

Music

The Sound of Social Justice

For as long as music has existed, it has bought society together and been used to share ideas. A prominent example: Band Aid. The charity supergroup, formed in 1984, raised funds to help stop the Ethiopian famine. Though they have faced much criticism for their methods, their hit ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ features on…

Features

Smart Campuses: Patronising or Supportive?

UEA is already its own mini city, a concrete jungle on a much smaller scale. If you wanted, you could live the entirety of your degree off the services provided by the campus. Whilst that does sound sheltered and largely dull, technology companies such as Future Cities are seeking to use campuses as microcosmic testing…

Sport

‘You play Quidditch… so how do you fly?’

‘I don’t care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the Snitch first.’ If you are a Harry Potter fan, this sentence can only mean one thing: Quidditch. Although most people relate Quidditch with Harry Potter and don’t quite understand how people play it without ‘flying’, it is actually a sport…

Comment

Meghan Markle is saving the sinking monarchy

The monarchy is an outdated, irrelevant institution in the fast-moving modern era. At least that’s what some people would have you believe. It’s an argument gaining more traction as we move ever closer to the next generation of royals. People used to hear ‘the monarchy’ and think of the Queen, dressed up to the nines…

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