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Trump vs. Biden vs. COVID-19: a major election in tragic times

Somewhere along the line, the tides turned and it was no longer considered solely the job of liberals to condemn Trump. The President of the United States of America seemed…

‘This universal summer of discontent’: revisiting childhood books in lockdown

I travel the 540.6 miles on the Cross Country train back home. The summer has already felt too long, too hazy and disappointing – the image of melted ice cream…

N. K. Jemisin’s ‘The Fifth Season’ review: The last instalment of The Student’s lockdown literature challenge

Fantasy literature is traditionally considered a conservative genre. It is dominated by white men – from the writers, fans and critics to the very characters themselves. Its heroes frequently strive…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Who knew meeting the parents could go so wrong? Like all of Charlie Kaufman’s films, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is bleak, intricate, and impenetrable. Kaufman has been known for…

Learn Crashes on First Day of Online Lectures

As students began their first day of online classes, both the university platform Learn and the MyEd portal crashed. The Learn system was first recorded to have crashed at 9:15…

Edinburgh University student wins Star Baker in the first week of Bake Off

Peter Sawkins, a 20 year old University of Edinburgh student, has won Star Baker in the first episode of The Great British Bake Off. He impressed the judges with his…

Ruth Bader Ginsberg – a tireless woman who sparked a revolution

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a legal, cultural, and feminist icon, passed away on the 18th of September 2020. The US Supreme Court announced her death due to complications in her…

U.S wildfires again demonstrate that the climate crisis is an urgent threat

Earlier this week, images emerged of a seemingly apocalyptic San Francisco, the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge backlit by an ominous orange glow, the streets as dark at 10 am as…