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Rent rates in Edinburgh: have we reached a crisis point?

Think of your average university student: you can call her Lily. Think of what her day-to-day life might look like: she will attend classes, meet up with friends, procrastinate on impending essays, and, at the end of the day, return to her flat or university halls. Now think of her attending a university like UCL. […]

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Culture Literature

The Heart Goes Last

Like many of Margaret Atwood’s novels, The Heart Goes Last is slightly disturbing – but for good intent. It forces readers to think about the role sex plays in modern society and how that role changes when considering the pervasive nature of technology. Atwood’s protagonists, Charmaine and Stan, are two of your every-day Americans, down […]

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Culture Literature

Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s dystopian novel, Only Ever Yours, be warned: it will only give you odd nightmares. Indeed, odd nightmares that can not quite be described as scary, but rather, they are more unnerving. But I am sure that is what O’Neill intended to do. In a world where women are bred to adhere to men’s […]

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The anti-Muslim rhetoric of the US presidential race is deeply troubling

A controversial comment made by a politician – what else is new? On September 20, Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and a Republican candidate for the American 2016 presidential election, appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press – a program dedicated to interviewing leaders on subjects of politics, economics, and foreign affairs. Dr. Carson was […]