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Investigative journalism in the modern age

It is a pivotal time for the news industry. Due to the 24/7 and increasingly accessible nature of news, the world now insists on a constant stream of reportage throughout the day. This has allowed for a significant lapse in research and fact checking. Thus, reliability has become a serious issue in today’s media. It is […]

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The #MeToo campaign needs to diversify

Content warning: sexual abuse We are in a time of immense advancement for women. There is finally an audience for the calls of repressed and exposed women whose vulnerability has been exploited by powerful men, breaking down enormous and long implemented barriers. While the #MeToo and Times Up movements attempt to celebrate and empower women […]

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Diagnosing learning disabilities at university

The prevalence of learning disabilities is a significant issue within today’s society. Awareness has increased immeasurably in the last 20 years, most noticeable in our schools and universities, where disability services are increasingly available to assist those with learning difficulties. Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) affect the way in which information is learned and processed. They […]

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How artists like George Michael and Prince paved the way for the independent artist

In the last 10 years the music industry has seen a complete reinvention. While previously prevalent record labels were struggling to come up with new ideas, a new generation of artists took over – the ‘DIY’ era. As music became available at the fingertips, new artists saw the online world as an opportunity and took […]

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Why won’t Brits take extreme weather seriously?

Weather is an extremely important topic to the British. According to a research reported by the BBC, 94 per cent of British respondents admitted to having talked about the weather within the last six hours. Whether the sun is shining, or, more likely, we’re having to get our umbrellas out, the weather in a seemingly […]

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Are calorie-conscious candy companies too good to be true?

The increasing focus on healthy eating across the world is hard to ignore. In the US, the prevalence of obesity is increasing every year. As a result, for the past couple of years there has been a major drive to reduce sugar consumption and bring awareness to the health benefits from cutting back. Candy companies […]

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This Week in History: Launch of Oktoberfest

Autumn is in many ways a melancholy time of year, with the end of summer and the start of school and university. Despite this, autumn does also bring with it a sense of anticipation. This is the season of The Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing and, in particular, the season of festivities: […]

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Quit clowning around: Have Pogo and Pennywise destroyed the clown’s charm forever?

The fact that a fear of clowns is sweeping the world in undeniable. They are iconic figures in horror films and television, which has become particularly prevalent over the last year with the killer clown craze of 2016 and the recent remake of Stephen King’s It. My question is, however, what has made a children’s […]