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“Where are you from? No, originally? No, like, originally?”

Sela Musa | Student Writer Questions asked by friends, friend’s parents, store owners, strangers, teachers, bartenders, airport security, and random people on trains. I had my first – and, luckily, only – notable experience of racism when I was seventeen, learning to drive, when I forgot to indicate before I turned left. A man driving in the opposite lane rolled down his window and shouted … Continue reading “Where are you from? No, originally? No, like, originally?”

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10 LGBTQ+ Films to Watch this Pride Month

Graciela Mae Chico | Film Editor It is safe to say that 2020’s Pride month is one that will be remembered for a very long time. Not due to the parades or a new record on the number of rainbow capitalist floats but, in fact, the lack thereof. This year, as with most events in the foreseeable few months, Pride celebrations around the world are … Continue reading 10 LGBTQ+ Films to Watch this Pride Month

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Tim Brooke-Taylor Dies Aged 79

Luke Hetherington | Student Writer The legacy of the Monty Python troupe has been ingrained in popular culture and comedy for the last five decades, receiving international recognition and accolades. In the 1960s, a trio of comedians including Tim Brooke-Taylor (later known as The Goodies) worked alongside the fledgeling Pythons at Cambridge Footlights, before collaborating on programmes such as At Last the 1948 Show. As … Continue reading Tim Brooke-Taylor Dies Aged 79

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Album Review: Kesha’s High Road

Tau Nell | Student Writer Kesha’s philosophy is pretty simple these days: ‘I’m going to be as happy as possible because I could get hit by a bus in ten minutes’. Here’s a quick run-down as to why she might feel this way. In 2014, Kesha publicly accused her producer, Dr. Luke, of chronic physical and emotional abuse. The case went to the Supreme Court, … Continue reading Album Review: Kesha’s High Road

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Why do we think the rich should save us now?

Georgia Bisbas | Student Writer In the past few days social media has been awash with stories of generosity and kindness. There has been an upsurge in people looking out for elderly relatives and neighbours and offering help to those in their community who need it most as the threat of Coronavirus continues. On twitter however, I have witnessed a war cry of outrage against … Continue reading Why do we think the rich should save us now?

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How to: Survive Quarantine

Svilena Iotkovska | Editor in Chief It goes without saying that we are currently living in uncertain and terrifying times. Almost overnight, most of our lives have been turned upside down as we have been advised to stay home, work remotely and take care of ourselves and our loved ones. What sounds like a long vacation, reveals itself as something that lowers our spirits, makes … Continue reading How to: Survive Quarantine

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Summer Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled and End of Year Exams to be Conducted Online

Svilena Iotkovska | Editor in Chief As of the 18th of March, Paul Layzell has put out a statement on Royal Holloway’s Student Intranet, outlining what the effects of the Coronavirus will be on students’ education, assessments and Summer graduations. Following the suspension of face-to-face classes and lectures, the Principal has explained that the university’s next priority has been to review how students should complete … Continue reading Summer Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled and End of Year Exams to be Conducted Online

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Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’: A Review

Tau Nell | Student Writer Anyone partial to YouTube binges will have come across her. The arrow-straight platinum hair, the naïve doe eyes, the disarming baby voice. I refer, of course, to Poppy, whose eccentric videos have been sparking frenzied discussion since her 2015 debut: a ten-minute clip in which she repeats ‘I’m Poppy’ from multiple angles. Since then, Poppy has been consistently producing addictively … Continue reading Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’: A Review

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Campaigns and Manifestos: VP Societies and Sports

Dominic Taylor | Sports Editor With SU Sabbatical Officer elections coming up, the Founder takes a look at the campaigns and manifestos of candidates battling to become the newly created VP Societies and Sports. Alex Winch Alex Winch is a third-year Politics and International Relations student, secretary of Men’s football, a keen supporter of all clubs and societies and a familiar face on campus. Additionally, … Continue reading Campaigns and Manifestos: VP Societies and Sports