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Review: Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club

Tau Nell | Content Writer Since announcing Chemtrails, her seventh studio album, Lana Del Rey has undergone numerous public metamorphoses. She was America’s sweetheart, riding on the success of 2019’s Norman F*cking Rockwell; a controversial commentator, following her bold but untimely tirade against double standards in the music industry; and a sensitive poet, telling all in her 2020 literary debut Violet Bent Backwards over the … Continue reading Review: Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club

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Review: Clive James – ‘Cultural Amnesia’

Liam Elvish | Content Writer When a book serves as an educational resource as well as a source of enjoyment, the reader can only wish for more. Clive James’s 2007 miscellany Cultural Amnesia – Notes in the Margins of my Time does not just fit the theatrical bill, so to speak – it covers the entire programme. So, what exactly is ‘enjoyable’ about a volume … Continue reading Review: Clive James – ‘Cultural Amnesia’

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The Dangerous Myth of Cancel Culture

George Woods | Content Writer Flicking through Twitter nowadays resembles something reminiscent of an after-pub brawl. Angry, nuance-blind spectators proudly tear each other apart in their own righteous anger. Indeed, informed, critical debate is more likely to be seen at the next World Cup than on a social media site. In recent years, a small sect of high-profile tweeters have adopted a new moral mission. … Continue reading The Dangerous Myth of Cancel Culture

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RHUL UCU Concern for Classroom Recordings

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief A Royal Holloway UCU Working Group have raised concerns on the use of classroom recordings for the wellbeing, safety and teaching experience of both staff and students. I spoke to them about their concerns and the impacts of classroom recordings. The biggest concern raised by UCU staff was that the classroom would no longer remain a safe space. In … Continue reading RHUL UCU Concern for Classroom Recordings

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To Really Solve Gender Inequality, We Need Anti-Capitalist Feminism

Abra Heritage | Opinion and Debate Editor Approaching and researching feminist ideals for the first time, you may be struck with notions of ‘breaking the glass ceiling’. White liberal feminism calls for equal opportunity domination, a world in which we have just as many women in positions of leadership and authority as men. This branch of feminism places #GirlBoss sentiments onto women in positions of … Continue reading To Really Solve Gender Inequality, We Need Anti-Capitalist Feminism

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Sarah Everard in Memoriam: On Policing Violence

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Last night on Clapham Common mourners and protesters gathered for Sarah Everard, a 33 year old woman murdered while she was walking home from her friend’s house at around 9pm on March 3rd. 48 year old Police Officer Wayne Couzens has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Several hundred people gathered on Clapham common to pay Tribute to Sarah … Continue reading Sarah Everard in Memoriam: On Policing Violence

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RHUL Staff Face Potential Pay Freeze

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Royal Holloway UCU has recommended a vote to reject the UCEA’S (Universities and Colleges Employers Association) latest offer with regards to their fight for fair pay and improved working conditions. After the UCU called for a minimum wage of £10.50 an hour for staff (with Retail Price Index plus 5%, to account for inflation), an end to the universities … Continue reading RHUL Staff Face Potential Pay Freeze

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Super Bowl 55, Dominating Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9

Daniel Horner | Content Writer The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shut down the defending Super Bowl champions in an impressive all-round effort to become the first team to win the title at their own home, Raymond James Stadium.  Tom Brady further cemented his G.O.A.T legacy with another stellar performance; his three touchdown passes secured him the games MVP award and at 43, became the oldest player … Continue reading Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Super Bowl 55, Dominating Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9

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Tackling Uni Homesickness

Cyann Fielding | Content Writer Homesickness whilst at university is a common feeling amongst students, but with a rather weird past year a new kind of homesickness has emerged: a homesickness for your university home. With many students unable to return to campus following the New Year, many feel as if they are missing out on their independence, missing their friends, and also their freedom. … Continue reading Tackling Uni Homesickness