Both systemic in society and interwoven in our psyche, biases are ubiquitous. With widespread influence, from the government and media to gender and our self-esteem, bias is the inherent prejudice toward or against a person or group of people. This is not to be confused with a stereotype: a widely held view about a person […]
Does university brainwash us into adopting certain political views?
On the evening of 8 November 2016, I went to ‘The US Presidential Election 2016 Talk’. This is the last of a series of talks on campus where I went with expectations of hearing a variety of opinions and being presented with thought-provoking points before the big decision was made. As each of the five speakers […]
Against the Oscars
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you are probably aware that 28th February 2016 marks the 88th Academy Awards also known as the Oscars. Yes, it is that time again. Time for celebrities to walk down the red carpet in clothes that are eye-wateringly overpriced, for those involved […]