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New Coronavirus continues to wrack China

Eliot K. Raman Jones | Student Writer The deadly new coronavirus (2019-nCov) continues to spread, with a BBC News stat from 4th Feb. 2020 stating that 4,000 new cases were confirmed in China on Tuesday alone. The most recent death toll stands at 490 worldwide, but only two people have died outside of China: one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines. However, despite … Continue reading New Coronavirus continues to wrack China

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A virtual tie in the Irish election leads to uncertainty

Harvey Carlin | Student Writer Voters went to the polls to voice their frustration, but what comes next is unclear. Sinn Féin’s poor local elections results in 2019 have had more of an impact on the future of Irish politics than could have ever been imagined. The rough night that they experienced impacted the republican party’s decision to field a mere 42 candidates in February’s … Continue reading A virtual tie in the Irish election leads to uncertainty

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Valentine’s Day: let’s talk about love, baby

Carlota Santos Movilla | Student Writer With the 14th of February quickly approaching, maybe we should think twice about it this year. About why we hate it, why we love it or perhaps, why we love to hate it. It would be a lie to say that the meaning has not been brutally commercialised and that businesses have not squeezed every drop of insecurity within … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: let’s talk about love, baby

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When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish

Tau Nell | Student Writer Not everyone was familiar with Billie Eilish when her no-nonsense track ‘Bad Guy’ marched to the top of the charts early last year, but she is no overnight sensation. The silver-tongued songstress released her EP ‘Don’t Smile at Me’ in 2017, and has been on an ever-rising rollercoaster of stardom since. She’s headlined Coachella, graced the cover of Vogue, and … Continue reading When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish

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The Irishman [Review]

Harry Mear | Student Writer Poignant and perplexing. Scorsese is at his best with his gangster epic of old. At 3 hours 30 minutes running time, The Irishman is a gradual and climatic account of the life and rise of truck-driver turned hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) in the criminal world of Philadelphia for the better part of 5 decades in post-war and counter-culture … Continue reading The Irishman [Review]

Disability History Month: Invisible Illnesses

Student Writer | Chris Keane Any form of disability or long-term condition is debilitating, draining and difficult to navigate. Studies show that approximately 13.9 million people in the UK are disabled. Why does this number seem surprisingly high? Because a vast number of these disabilities are classed as invisible, with no visible signs for the naked eye to pick up on. Invisible illnesses are problematic … Continue reading Disability History Month: Invisible Illnesses

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Conservatives win a majority in a historic victory

News Editor | James Neal Last night, Boris Johnson’s conservative party was swept to power with a 47 seat increase since the 2017 general election. The Prime minister now has a majority of 365 seats, the largest Conservative majority since the 1987 general election. In his victory speech, Johnson told activists that this signalled a “new dawn” for the nation, with the legislation paving the … Continue reading Conservatives win a majority in a historic victory

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The Art of Voting Tactically

Opinion and Debate Editor | Niamh Houston Following Boris Johnson’s failure to gain support for his proposed Brexit strategy, the current UK Prime Minister has called for a general election in the hopes of gaining a ruling majority of the Conservative party. With more seats behind Johnson in parliament, he would be much more likely to get his deal approved and in turn ‘Get Brexit … Continue reading The Art of Voting Tactically

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Tomisin Adepeju’s new short film, I am Joseph – [short review]

Student Writer | Luke Hetherington I am Joseph makes a valiant effort to humanise the oft-neglected tale of cuckolded-by-a-deity Joseph (Michael Akinsulire) coming to terms with Mary’s (Asmara Gabrielle) perceived infidelity, and ultimately, their shared destiny. Though the premise establishes itself in an awkwardly paced opening scene riddled with unnecessary dialogue, the biblical references are pleasantly underplayed as a visitor approaches Joseph and quietly influences … Continue reading Tomisin Adepeju’s new short film, I am Joseph – [short review]

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What happened in Bolivia was a military coup d'état, let's not call it otherwise

Student Writer | Zafir Zafirov A few weeks ago Bolivia’s longest-serving indigenous president Evo Morales was forced by the Bolivian military to step down as the country was in the midst of protests – following the results of the October general election in which Morales ran for his fourth term in office. His decision to run for another term, albeit controversial, was allowed by an … Continue reading What happened in Bolivia was a military coup d'état, let's not call it otherwise