Tan emphasizes football’s power struggle

Last year saw controversial Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan rebrand the 113 year-old club in a move that saw the Bluebirds’ much-loved home strip altered along with the club crest. A questionable decision indeed, but one that pales in comparison to the Malaysian’s decision last week to offer beloved manager Malky Mackay the choice to […]

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Making Consent Count: rape culture in Oxford and beyond

WARNING: The following article contains frank discussion of rape and sexual violence.  Oxford City Council is running a campaign called Check Consent. They’re reaching out through posters, beer mats and social media to challenge unhealthy attitudes towards sex and prevent violence and abuse in relationships. This sort of campaign might feel alien to some students, but actually it is crucial […]

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The City Syndrome

The recent death of Mortiz Erhardt during his internship at the Bank of America has caused a lot of stir in national media. Articles condemning exploitation of youth, and the cutthroat and inhumane culture in the realms of investment banking were brought to the front pages of all self-respecting tabloids. Shock, terror, disgust and a series of […]

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Why I’m glad Katie Hopkins exists

I feel a little irresponsible for writing this article, since nobodies like Katie Hopkins dominate our media, and I’m usually opposed to adding to the white noise. But her critics seem to have ignored that she’s actually really important for our collective conscience, so it’s worth highlighting the reasons why I’m glad Katie Hopkins exists. […]

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Things fall… into place?

After another rigged election in Zimbabwe put the world’s pariah Robert Mugabe back in the governmental hot-seat ahead of challenger Morgan Tsvangirai, onlookers would be forgiven for thinking that little changes in Africa. A common approach to Africa is to view the continent as just that, a conglomerate of countries where no one nation stands […]

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Stronger Together

At last, the equal marriage bill has become law. It would have been hard to miss the ecstatic celebrations of the bill’s proponents and of the same-sex couples who will now have equal marriage rights. It is a tremendous achievement, which has justifiably delighted those who campaigned for it tirelessly. Commentators have declared that ‘Britain can now proudly claim […]

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No More Heroes

Humphrey Bogart. Fred Astaire. Marlon Brando. Male leads that came to define an era, flag-bearers of the golden age of Hollywood, and actors that have meagre equivalents (at best) in today’s cinematic landscape. Accompanied by such legendary leading ladies as Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, these men epitomised that which all […]

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