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Culture

Learning to love my layers

The 'other' box. The multi-national. The British. The Algerian. The privileged. The red passport. The-not-too-Arab, not-too-British. The bilingual. The broken Arabic. The 1,2,3, viva l'algerie. How many of these terms are constantly thrown…

The Age Factor

Ena discusses the impact of getting older and how one can overcome the stigma attached with ageing. Is age just a number or can it mean more?

I want to be my own Prince Charming

Ena talks about gender roles assigned to us by society and how such norms can be harmful instead of helpful.

Politics

Kill the Bill: New Policing Bill Criminalises our Right to Protest

A look into the anti-protest policing bill and how people have opposed its oppressive policies

New Report Shows Evidence of Uyghur Genocide

An independent report published by Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy details the crimes carried out against Uyghurs.

Crisis, Nightmare, Threat: Exploring the Facts Behind the Semantics of UK Immigration

Words used to describe UK immigration often mask the reality of the situation. Here, we take a look at what is really going on.

Health

Finding Purpose In Life

These past few days, I haven’t been feeling that energetic or motivated, despite the fact that enthusiasm is a big part of my personality and I usually like to move around a lot. Ever since the pandemic, staying at home hasn't been one of…

Things I Wish I Learnt Sooner

I believe that everything happens for a reason. And although we don't have control of what happens to us, we can control how we react to such events. And in order to learn how to deal with unforeseen events, we must reflect on what went wrong,…

The UK's Food Crisis: A View From a North London Food Bank

A look into food poverty in the UK, including an interview with a charity worker at a local food bank in North London.

Students

Building Knowledge and Experience During Lockdown

Skill-boosting programmes, documentaries and reading. Job-hunting and being unemployed is frustrating, but here are some methods that will help you through it and allow you to build knowledge and experience during lockdown.

Reopened Schools - Enough for Students to Catch Up on Missed Work?

Find out how an education support package, curriculum-based TV programmes and in-school counselling may allow students to catch up on work.

How to Leave University With Years of Experience

Five key points that will help you leave University with years of experience, ready to take on a graduate job.

Entertainment

Book Review - Dune - Frank Herbert (1965)

The noble and dutiful House Atreides must manoeuvre various political traps and intrigues set by their historic enemies, the House Harkonnen. The protagonist is Paul Atreides, a young lord destined to be a great leader of people and entire…

Finding Love in COVID times

Ena talks about finding love during COVID and explores navigating the virtual dating world

Movie Review - Justice League (2021) - Zack Snyder

A review of the long-awaited Zack Snyder's Justice League, available to watch on HBO Max and Sky Cinema.

Sports And Games

Chelsea (3) 2-0 (1) Real Madrid: Blues through to the Finals

Chelsea beat Real Madrid comfortably to reach the finals for the first time since 2016.

Manchester City (4) 2-0 (1) PSG – Citizens in the Final

Riyad Mahrez scores a brace to take Manchester City to the UEFA Champions League final for the first time in their history.

PSG 1-2 Manchester City: Mahrez Seals Away Victory

Riyad Mahrez scored a free kick to give Manchester City an away advantage against PSG in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

France 4-2 Croatia: Les Bleus Crowned World Champions

France took on Croatia in the World Cup 2018 Final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Belgium 2-0 England: Both Teams Coming Home

England played their final 2018 World Cup game against Belgium for a chance to finish 3rd.

World Cup Finals 2018 - France vs Croatia: Preview

France will take on Croatia in the World Cup 2018 final on Sunday afternoon the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Crime

Too Many Women: Murder of Sarah Everard Triggers Resistance to Violence Against Women

A reflection on the murder of Sarah Everard, the prevalence of violence against women and the lack of protection women are provided by the justice system.

Week of Unrest as Floyd’s Murderers yet to be Brought to Justice

Protests have increased as the police officers who have murdered George Floyd are yet to be brought to Justice

Justice for Ahmaud

Trending everywhere is the story of a young man from Georgia who was brutally murdered in an act of racial violence. Read about the publics cries for justice and how you can support Ahmaud Arbery.

Podcasts

Hidden Voices - Season 2 | Episode 7 - Arts & Activism

We talk to Anrike Piel on the latest episode of Hidden Voices discussing arts in the role of social activism.

Hidden Voices - Season 2 | Episode 6 - Multipotentiality

Farah and Samir discuss multipotentiality and career choices with our latest guest in the Hidden Voices Podcast, Lola Yunus.

Hidden Voices - Season 2 | Episode 5 - Purpose

The final group discussion of Hidden Voices Season 2. Join Farah Dualeh and Raggo Zulu Rebel as they talk about different aspects of Purpose.

Art Work

Other

Twin Telepathy: Fact or Fiction

My whole life, people have asked me questions like: "What is it like being a twin," "Can you read each other's minds," or "When one of you is hurt, does the other feel pain?" I've always tried to ignore these questions because, to me, they were both absurd and uncomfortable. Today I avoid these questions no more. Today I'm going to tell you what it's really like being a twin.

Area 51 Raid: The Day is Upon Us

In June there was an event created to raid Area 51, millions signed up.

Why Bees are Disappearing From the UK and Why it Matters

A look at why certain species of bee are declining in the UK and the effects this could have in the future.

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