A student-led petition calling for the disaffiliation of Exeter Students for Life, a pro-life society at the University of Exeter, has amassed close to 10,000 signatures in less than a week. The petition, which currently has 8,716 signatures at time of writing, calls to ‘strike down’ the society for its ‘direct attack on women’s rights’ […]
Proposed legislation from the government, which would see the introduction of a ‘free speech champion’ for universities, has recently been the subject of much controversy. Rachael Powell discusses the culture of free speech in universities and why she welcomes the legislation.
Issy Murray analyses the political ramifications of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent comments about the Grenfell Tower tragedy, especially in the wake of another general election.
Nick Greenwood reports on the recent reelection of Justin Trudeau and examines the fate awaiting his minority government. Prime Minister Trudeau will form a minority government after a first term marked by scandal and squandered opportunities, his majority evaporating amidst regional backlashes in Quebec and the West. His star has fallen quite considerably since the […]
Emma Hussain writes about recent events involving complaints made against BBC’s Naga Munchetty and how this reflects the problems of impartiality faced by presenters.
When I was younger my mum brought me up to believe tattoos were distasteful – threatening that I’d be out of the house if I ever came home with one. However, although my brother nearly induced a heart attack when she saw his, she did come to accept it due to the fact that it […]
I don’t understand many a thing in this crazy, complex world we live in (mainly long division to be honest) but one thing I really don’t understand is why putting pineapple on pizza is such a heinous crime. For one thing, there’s the balance. In putting pineapple on pizza, you too can be in denial […]
When Deadpool came out, it received near-universal praise. Critics were satisfied and fans loved it, and this was reflected in the enormous sums of money it accrued at the box office. Deadpool was a fresh experience, a perfectly postmodern subversion of the comic book genre. This has led many to ponder how well the film will fare in the […]
Urban music is no stranger to success at the Mercury Prize. R&B superstar Ms. Dynamite set the standard in 2002. Dizzee Rascal’s seminal debut album Boy In Da Corner bagged the award in ‘03. Now Skepta’s historic, unexpected win on 15 September means even more. Grime’s recovery from the commercial, trite mediocrity of the past […]
Recently twitter was all about “Nintendogate” as developer Zoe Quinn interpreted dialogue from upcoming Wii U game, Paper Mario: Colour Splash. The dialogue in question is from a group in the game called the “Five Fun Guys” where someone’s career will be in ruins, and predicts the newspapers will call it “Shufflegate: Exposed” (because of […]