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Tackling the problem of sexual assault on campus

In October of last year, Warwick University student George Lawlor divided opinion on how sexual assault should be dealt with on campus by refusing to attend a class on sexual…

This week in history: Birth of Jane Goodall, 1934

On March 3 1934 the primatologist, conservation activist, and UN messenger of peace Jane Goodall was born in London. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and the…

David Bowie: legacies, alter-egos

Since the death of David Bowie on January 10, tributes have been flying in from all directions, taking numerous different angles and detailing different aspects of his career and personality.…

Has university got more stressful?

Is it possible that university has got more stressful since our parents’ generation? Out of the numerous pressures students face today, perhaps the two most significant are those of tuition…

Students, socialising, smoking: still an increasing trend?

An Edinburgh University review of young people and smoking within England reported that smoking prevalence amongst 16-19 year olds was at 21% in 2007; amongst 20-24 year olds it was…

Social expectations of young adults

An article in The New York Times five years ago discussed the idea of ‘social progression’ – the notion that we do not automatically become adults but progress through benchmarks…

Falling Stars: The Politics of Celebrities

Jeremy Clarkson recently caused uproar by allegedly both verbally and physically abusing a Top Gear producer at a hotel in Yorkshire. Witnesses state that Clarkson “ripped into” Oisin Tymon, threatening…

Generation Throwback

A recent article on ASOS.com – of all places – drooling over the TV star David Duchovny and excitedly relaying the news of a potential reboot of The X-Files, seems…