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Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very visible. Heatwaves are getting worse summer after summer, sea levels are rising drastically, and there have been numerous floods all over the world. While Greta […]

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Students VS climate change: Should you go vegan?

It has been reported that there are currently between 750,000 and one million ‘dietary vegans’ in the UK. This is a rough estimate, but it gives us an idea of how widespread veganism is. In a recent survey, it was found that concern for the environment was the second-most popular reason given for turning vegan, […]

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The United States 2020 elections and the future of presidential debates

“This is so unpresidential…” The former Vice-President Joe Biden lamented at the end of the first segment of Tuesday’s presidential debate between him and President Trump, neatly summing up the majority public opinion over what ensued over the course of those 90 minutes.  President Trump’s unrelenting interruptions had thrown the proceedings into chaos and had […]

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University encourages voter registration ahead of election

After months of Brexit negotiation, the UK is set to head to the ballot box again this December for a general election. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, finally succeeded in his calls for an early general election last week with Brexit once again hitting a stalemate. The first election debate is set to take place […]

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Debate: Is the ‘Voices’ section simply identity politics or an important platform?

Opinion: all voices are equal and we should not segregate them By Max Hunter There is a spectre haunting our universities. It has many forms, and its aims are too diffuse to be known- even to itself. It sprung from a place of good intentions, and many of its effects have been, and continue to […]

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Edinburgh Wom*ns: an exciting new event on the debating circuit

Having fostered free social and political dialogue within the University of Edinburgh for nearly 130 years, Edinburgh University’s Debate Union continued their legacy on the 12-14 October, holding their prestigious annual debating tournament. The tournament included 120 participants from 31 universities across the world, making it one of the largest and most successful competitions in […]

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Debate: Is single-sex education archaic or empowering?

For: Co-ed’s dead By Tom Jones  The 20 years’ wealth of literature documenting the phenomenon that women at single-sex colleges outperform their co-educated sisters is exhaustive. The same conclusion cannot be drawn for men, who benefit academically, socially and markedly from co-education. As far as I’m concerned, this illustrates pretty well the way of things […]

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Sesame Street and Sexuality: A Debate On Bert And Ernie

The beloved children’s television show Sesame Street made headlines this week when writer Mark Saltzman revealed that the dynamic between fictional iconic roommates, Bert and Ernie, was based on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman. Saltzman, who joined the staff of Sesame Street in 1984, told Queerty that he based the characters’ rapport – Ernie […]