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What Larry means to us

By Sophia Simon-Bashall It’s 2am on 12th May 2017. Harry Styles’ debut album was released into the world just two hours ago. It feels like a major shift has occurred in the earth’s atmosphere. It is entirely possible that with these 10 songs, Harry has ended global warming. If anyone has the power to do…

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13 reactions to 13 Reasons Why

By Christiana Paradis Content note: mental health, suicide, sexual violence I, like the rest of the world, just finished binge watching 13 Reasons Why, a new series on Netflix. I must preface that I was hesitant to watch this show. I had read the book two years prior and upon finishing felt woefully uncomfortable. I…

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The rape clause: thoughts on Tory women in politics

By Isla Whateley Content note: discussion of rape and the law around rape As a woman in politics, you are a minority. In both Westminster (UK) and Holyrood (Scotland) parliaments, about a third of elected politicians are women. Both the UK Prime Minister and the Scottish First Minister are women, however, and some may say…

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Remember, your college decision doesn’t define you

By Stephanie Wang Decisions are hard, I know. Soup or salad? Cake or ice cream? Cookie or brownie? Really, even making decisions on something as easy as what to eat can be difficult, much less where you’re going to spend the next four years. For the other high school seniors, uncommitted, terrified about the choice…

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She podcasts

By Sophia Simon-Bashall Podcasting is on the rise – it’s become a very popular medium over the past year or two. It’s a great format because you can listen on the go, unlike YouTube videos, and it’s versatile. A podcast can feel like a news report, an academic lecture, an intimate conversation between friends, and…

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My disorder

A poem by Rousseau Duclos Content Note: depression, EDNOS, eating disorders, mental illness, self-hatred My disorder is just that, it’s a disorder, a realm of chaos and confusion and hatred, of a mind that can’t quite grasp why but can’t stop either. My disorder is not a teenage girl with tiny thighs and a flat…

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The poison of neoliberalism

By Kaylen Forsyth Perhaps the greatest tragedy of modern politics is its anonymity. It is through this anonymity that those with power are able to manipulate and exploit those without. If people are generally unaware of the poison dominating society, how can they then overcome it? I’m talking predominantly about neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is everywhere and…

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10 Reasons to love One Day At A Time

By Sophia Simon-Bashall I am not someone who watches a lot of TV programmes. I’ve watched and enjoyed a couple of shows in the past year or so, but I am still more of a movie fan. Nothing, except Orange Is The New Black, has really excited me. Until very, very recently. At the beginning…

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