Feeling So Real: An Ode to Moby

Richard Melville Hall is a man of modest means. Even when he gained a huge amount of critical acclaim for Play, his fifth studio album, the New Yorker remained grounded. In a personally memorable episode of the MTV series ‘Cribs’ around 15 years ago, his humble personality and modest abode provided a remarkably refreshing view […]

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Nuclear Weapons: Learning from the Past

In politics, human life ironically seems to be of little interest; the response of the USA and Japan to the UN resolution outlawing nuclear weapons last week served as a painful confirmation of what years of raging against Western history textbooks, with their shockingly brief allusions to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had made me suspect. The […]

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What does Brexit mean for ERASMUS?

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said in a statement in June 2016, “The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU.” Since these wider discussions have so far determined basically nothing, it’s not surprising that students and those concerned with […]

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May’s Rhetoric Masks a Rampant Right

It’s been almost 4 months since hurricane Brexit tore through British politics and it is only now that the dust is beginning to settle. After outlasting her rivals in a mudslinging leadership election, on 13th July Theresa May addressed an audience outside Downing Street as the new Prime Minister. In her very first speech as […]

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Brock Turner lies at the intersection of every kind of privilege – not least, that of the college athlete

Minimum prison time prescribed by state law for three sexual assault offenses: 2 years Time sentenced to Brock Turner: six months Time served by Brock Turner: three months In a 1958 piece with the anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell on young male athletes, the sports journalist Gay Talese made the assertion that “the athlete in America is […]

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What are reviews for?

When you take on the position of editor of any paper, you’re suddenly forced into taking a much more critical approach to a paper than you do when you simply idly pick up a copy of a paper to have a browse through. You have to take real are to consider font spacing, column width […]

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