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The Zika epidemic threatens more than just health

Zika is the new epidemic causing panic in Central and South America. It is a virus spread largely by mosquitos, and in rare cases has been contracted through sexual contact. The virus is posing a threat to future generations. Zika, whilst causing rather minor outward symptoms of rash, achy joints and fever etc., poses an […]

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We need to talk about the Sith

The last three editorials that I have worked on have been relatively lighthearted, with topics including American gun violence, the Paris tragedy and pretentious academic writing. This week, I need to talk to you about something serious. We all have cursory knowledge of Darth Vader and The Emperor, but with Star Wars: The Force Awakens […]

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The effect of Ellie Harrison

The question of what constitutes art has been argued over for thousands of years. In 1917 Marcel Duchamp signed and dated a urinal, titled it ‘Fountain’ and exhibited it as an artwork. Duchamp came under intense criticism and scrutiny for his ‘creation’, nevertheless nearly a century later he is heralded as one of the fathers […]

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A critical examination of pretentious academic writing

‘The absolutely facial identity of existence/the proportion of the new creation sans depth/the light itself ex nihilo: the dark itself univocally identified, i.e., not self-identity identity itself equivocally, not the dark itself equivocally, in “self-alienation,” not “self-identity, itself in self-alienation” “released” in and by “otherness,” and “actual other,” “itself,” not the abysmal inversion of the […]

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

Liberté: the right to do that which does not harm others. It is the validity of this ideal that allows us to carry on with life as normal. We watch matches, enjoy drinks at cafés and attend concerts knowing that, as a community, there exists a mutual understanding of, and respect for, each other’s humanity. […]