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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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Our protest, not your product

By Kaylen Forsyth These are exhausting times for activists. In the past six months alone, with Trump’s repressive policies causing global outrage, there has been plenty of injustice to challenge. Vast numbers taking to the streets, and to other platforms like social media, reflect the broader courage of a society unwilling to just accept things…

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A new lens

By Kaylen Forsyth For a poet language is land on the water, is water on the land. The poem becomes necessary to existence, a way of transforming the physical world into something that can’t die. Like with many other art forms, its greatest assets are its humanness and intimacy. “I composed my first poems in…

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