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Blue Period Review

High-schooler Yatora Yaguchi (Hiromu Mineta) looks like a delinquent but works hard to achieve good grades so he can enter a good university, find a good job, and break off his family’s financial shackles. His life is dull and predictable—until he stumbles upon his senior’s artwork. Guided by teachers and fellow art club members, such […]

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Voices

What Feminism means to Me

Feminism has been around for millenia. From women in Ancient Rome to people today, principles of feminism have been in circulation within societies across the globe for a very long time. However, it has changed and evolved a lot over the years.The most significant gains this movement achieved, arguably, happened in the last century. Women […]

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Voices

I Am the Child of an Immigrant

CW: Xenophobia, racism I am the child of an immigrant, a first-generation American, in a family that dates back to three continents. A 9/11 baby, I grew up in an America much like the one today. A society fuelled by racism and xenophobia, intolerant to anyone who looks different, acts different or believes in other […]

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Voices

Voices in Focus: Celebrating International Women’s Day with Clitbait

For this year’s International Women’s Day we spoke to Lilah Hyman and Laila Gaffar, the Co-founders of Clitbait Blog, an intersectional, virtual feminist sisterhood which aims to empower and celebrate all women. How would you define intersectionality and why is it so important within feminism? “‘Intersectionality’, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is essentially a framework of […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Basic? I call bullshit: why our simple pleasures should not make us feel guilty

You adore Harry Styles. Exclusively live in leggings (bonus points if they’re Lululemons) and oversized jumpers, and of course are an avid iced-latte drinker. No night out is complete without chunky hoops, a pair of Air Force Ones, ribbed flares, and your trusty bottle of Echo Falls to hand. You are, to all intents and […]

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The role of language in national identity

“A court of human rights cannot allow itself to suffer from historical Alzheimer’s. It has no right to disregard the cultural continuum of a nation’s flow through time, nor to ignore what over the centuries served to mould and define the profile of a people…No supranational court has any business substituting its own ethical mock-ups […]

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Voices

Liberation VS Limitation: Gay Pride VS Identity Sectionalism

No one wants to be the fat gay kid stuck in the last lane at swim practice. Especially, nobody wants to be that kid in the heart of Virginia, which isn’t quite the Deep South, but is not liberal by any means. Growing up, Lawrence Vs. Texas was the only rhetoric that even mentioned gay […]

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Voices

Angmoh is not like Ch*nk: on being East Asian Transmasc

Content warning: racial slurs, transphobia Discovery and then into the closet: “am I not a girl?” By Shinwoo Kim I read a lot while at an all girls’ high school. There are some stories that you read and forget, but there are others that resonate with you so strongly you remember every detail, and for […]