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Blocking out Instagram’s black squares: the flaws of social media activism

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Social media has provided an opportunity for activism like never before – the ability to reach millions with the click of a button and to raise awareness about important...

The role of university in tackling racism

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This afternoon, Newcastle University sent out a Black Lives Matter statement from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, addressing its efforts to bring about change in tackling the growing...

George Floyd and the fight for equality

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Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Breonna Taylor. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. And now, George Floyd. All of these are names of members of the black community. All of these are names of...

Roast, Toast and Soapbox

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This week's soapbox is certainly divergent- biscuits and bush fires are on the radar of our writers. ...

And the award for best representation goes to…

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The Oscars took place last week and while there were some big winners from Green Book winning the Best Movie award to Alfonso Cuarón winning Best director, no one can debate that...

Students protest Warwick University’s handling of rape culture

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On 6th February, hundreds of students turned out to join the #ShameOnYouWarwick protest over the university’s acceptance of what the Student Union called “sexism, racism and...

Best political screw-up of 2018

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As we look back at 2018, it is clear that it could go down as possibly one of the most turbulent, meme-worthy political years of all time, thanks to Donald Trump.  Where do we...

Donald Trump looks West

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After Kanye West's infamous meeting with Donald Trump, our writers consider the impact of celebrities' opinions on politics...

Cultural appropriation, cultural appreciation

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Aastha Malik assesses the damaging impact of cultural appropriation at Halloween...

Is equality a battle of the sexes?

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Aastha Malik assesses how the #HimToo movement undermines #MeToo survivors...