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The importance of student elections shouldn’t be underestimated

The Students’ Association election season is upon us. Brightly coloured posters are displayed throughout George Square. Social media is saturated with campaign propaganda, and enthusiastic candidates are frantically trying to engage with students across campus. Despite the significance of these elections, the number of actual voters is dismally low. Last year, only 4,011 of our […]

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Like students at SOAS, we must balance and diversify our curricula

An eerie absence pervades our libraries, course guides, reading lists, and lecture halls. It hinders us from thinking critically, shields us from alternative perspectives, and weakens the quality of our education. It is the absence of diversity in our curriculum. The overwhelming majority of academics and thinkers whom humanities students study are white men. In […]

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Wholesome memes are the new positive online trend

The political landscape is dire. An unpredictable demagogue is the President-elect of the USA; Britain is navigating the bumpy uncertainties of Brexit; the murky presence of the ‘alt-right’ lingers on the internet; and each day seems to bring news of death, intolerance and tragedy occurring across the world. As a result, it appears that the […]