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Current Affairs

Boris Johnson and Corrupt British Politics
Written by Emma Flint Boris Johnson is back in the news once more, this time for yet another ignorant comment that blatantly disregards our safety and welfare as a nation. A comment that weighs heavily because he actually did what his careless comment suggested – he let the body count …
John Boehner and the Republican Moderate Hypocrisy
Written by Tom Daly John Boehner was the Republican representative for Ohio from 1991-2015 and is known for blocking much of Barack Obama’s agenda during his presidency. He was also a significant figure in US politics at large, serving as the 53rd Speaker for the House of Representatives from 2011-2015. …
Protection On Paper Vs Protection In Practice: The Pepper Spray Argument
Written by Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse The best form of self-defence is to avoid danger at all costs, but the reality is this is not always an option for women today. The danger is not the stranger lurking in the alley or the weirdo in the parking lot anymore, it could …
US withdrawal from Afghanistan signals the war on terror has changed
Written by Robert MacFarlane US President Joe Biden announced this week that troops are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan beginning 1st May, saying in a speech outside the White House, “Its time to end the forever war”. The deadline to complete the withdrawal is 11th September this year, exactly 20 …

Environment

H&M Are Greenwashing Us Again: Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Ethical?
Written by Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse H&M’s 2021 sustainability concept, Innovation Stories, aims to ‘continue’ their journey towards sustainable fashion. The brand has dedicated themselves to championing cutting edge textiles developed by brilliant thinkers, researchers and scientists. …
Can motorsport ever be truly environmental?
Written by Jem Wilcox With the recent introduction of the eco-friendly Extreme E championship, the question raised is whether any racing series can be truly environmental. This month saw the long-anticipated arrival of the Extreme E …
Centring Black people in Conversations About Environmental Racism is Essential
Written by Avery Oliver When the snowstorm hit Texas in mid-February and my power went out—I wasn’t sure if it would ever come back on. It was a very cold night, the temperatures dropping below freezing, …
Earth Day 2021: Why Is It Important?
Written by Freya Graham Every year, on 22nd of April, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. Its mission is to ‘diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide’. What is Earth Day, and why is …

History

Victory in Europe Day
Written by Charis Gambon Victory in Europe day, or VE day as it is commonly referred to is celebrated on 8th May and has been every year since 1945. 8th May 1945 was the day that …
Historical Sights of Framlingham
Written by Megan Musgrove The Suffolk market town of Framlingham has gained global recognition over the last few years as the inspiration for the song Castle on the Hill, but there is a rich history linked …
Lucrezia Borgia – the Scandal of Rome?
Written by Michaela Makusha Victors, mainly consisting of men, write history. Because of this, women have gone both under-represented and misrepresented. They are either subordinate pawns or go above their station for acting as their male …
A History of Bradford
Written by Tammie Ash What do you think when you hear ‘Bradford’? Curry? Comparisons to Leeds? That’s what I hear the most. But this city that started off as a little Saxon settlement back in 1086 …

Culture

Idolising celebrities: danger and accountability
Written by Amy Britton Money and fame. It seems to be what everyone strives for. But being a celebrity has its faults and so does being a fan. We often put celebrities on such …
Women Making History: An Exhibition
Written by Chloe Lawson In 2018, tens of thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds took to the streets in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London to mark 100 years since the first UK …
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the feminist novel that we need today
Written by Amy Britton In the middle of the #MeToo movement, Cho Namjoo released the feminist novel, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982. The novel follows the story of Kim Jiyoung, an average Korean woman, who …
The ‘Friends’ Reunion and What it Could Mean
Written by Nia Thomas Now approaching the 17th year since the generation-defining sitcom aired its finale, the highly anticipated Friends reunion special has now wrapped filming.  What do we know so far? The special …


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