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The Future for Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule

Ursula O’Kane | Student Contributor Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, has hurriedly fled Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid success in seizing control of the capital, Kabul. The Taliban’s major advances in dominating the region can be inculpated on the US’ questionable decision to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan; a crucial factor in obstructing the Taliban’s spread of terrorism. There is no doubt that women … Continue reading The Future for Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule

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The Importance of a More Diverse Curriculum

Kenza Garmzi | Content Writer When children enter a class, they should be obtaining information that is factual, useful, and which sets them up for later life. A curriculum that does not accurately reflect the diversity of the children in a class should have no place in today’s education. The UK is rapidly becoming a more diverse setting, with London having 40% of its population … Continue reading The Importance of a More Diverse Curriculum

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Slashing Funding for the Arts Will Ruin England’s Creative Sector

Abra Heritage | Editor in Chief Funding cuts for arts courses and London universities have been confirmed under Gavin Williamson’s plans to instead drive funding into science, technology and engineering. These reforms will halve the funding subsidy for arts subjects from the beginning of the 2021 academic year. Previously, the Office for Students would provide £243 per full-time student per year. Now, full time arts … Continue reading Slashing Funding for the Arts Will Ruin England’s Creative Sector

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By Turning Our Backs on International Aid, We Fail the World

George Woods | Opinion and Debate Editor On 13th July 2021, the Conservative government successfully passed their motion of cutting foreign aid from being 0.7% of gross national income down to 0.5%. This is a £4 billion-pound reduction of support to the poorest nations during a precedent health crisis of a magnitude not seen in modern history. The motion, carried by 333 Ayes to 298 … Continue reading By Turning Our Backs on International Aid, We Fail the World

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Royal Holloway Music Department Faces Potential 25% Cut to Staff

Abra Heritage | Editor in Chief On 21 June, academic staff and students at Royal Holloway, University of London, were informed of proposals from senior management to significantly cut staffing and research provisions. These proposals follow claims from senior management that ‘student numbers no longer support staffing levels’, with a promise that staff cuts will lead to ‘increases in academic posts in disciplines where there … Continue reading Royal Holloway Music Department Faces Potential 25% Cut to Staff

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Election Round-Up – ‘Super Thursday’

Liam Elvish | Content Writer It was French philosopher, La Rochfoucauld, who once observed that ‘humility is the worst form of conceit’. How fitting a tribute to this assertion were the scenes in Hartlepool the morning after the Parliamentary by-election on 6th May. The city’s new MP, Jill Mortimer, was joined by an enormous, absurdly inflated balloon. And several of his party workers.  The victory … Continue reading Election Round-Up – ‘Super Thursday’

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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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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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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: The Final Debate

Harry Mear | Content Writer As the quadrennial U.S. Presidential Election draws ever closer, reflection upon the feats and fiascos of the Trump administration is imperative and reactions towards the final debate will be a deciding factor for voters. On the 3rd of November, the results will be in and America, along with the rest of the world, will have their questions answered, and perhaps … Continue reading The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: The Final Debate

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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: The Story So Far…

Harry Mear | Content Writer Cast your mind back to April 2019 if you can, Biden announces he intends to run for the presidency, he has a strong following within his party and across the world the talking heads begin rallying to his cause. With a recognised and honourable career in public office spanning 36 years as a Senator for Delaware followed by two terms … Continue reading The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: The Story So Far…