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Are political activists being demonised?

The metro station was busy, it was rush hour. As we turned the corner, heading towards the barriers, a swarm of riot gear and muscles caught our gaze. Covered in black uniform and speaking sternly in French, it was intimidating to say the least. Locking on to our environmental activism signs and stickers, they surrounded […]

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MENTAL HEALTH: A helping hand coping with your first few weeks

University is the time of self-discovery, experimenting with veganism and, of course, not quite keeping up with your reading lists. There is time for clubbing, drinking, socialising, or if you prefer, a quiet knitting circle and juggling on the Meadows. Yes, university has something for everyone … so why are you not enjoying it? Now […]

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There is no shame in champagne socialism

So, here is a riddle: I never went without, but I know others did; I was sheltered, but not ignorant; and I have the means to go anywhere and choose the slums… What am I? I’m a Champagne Socialist! Yes it is that time again. Armed with ugly, shop-bought hand me downs and vegan-friendly, gluten-free […]