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The Slipper is the Most Democratic Shoe – is lockdown an opportunity to democratize our perception of ‘art’?

Amidst the raging dumpster fire that appears to be the state of our world at the moment, a sense of disconcerting calm snakes Edinburgh’s streets. It’s a feeling that Emily (my flatmate) and I noted particularly this morning as we sat on our Old Town doorstep, coffees in hand, watching the world decidedly not go […]

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5 Green Rings: Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be most sustainable yet

Sustainable Olympics? A phrase deemed an oxymoron. London 2012 Olympics saw an additional 3.4 million tons of CO2 according to inhabit.com. Nike, however, plans on contributing to a carbon neutral Olympics by focusing on sustainable clothing and manufacturing, with the desire for Tokyo to be the greenest Olympics so far. Climate change is the largest […]

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Interview: The Student talks to Manal Rostom about sport and liberation

Manal Rostom is many things; an international marathon runner, the founder of a global women’s organisation, and perhaps most prolifically, the first Nike ambassador to wear the hijab. There is no one who better embodies strength in the face of struggle than she does, which is what makes Rostom perfect for this special Liberation theme […]

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What we can learn from that Nike advert with Serena Williams

“Show them what crazy can do,” implores Serena Williams. The second instalment of Nike’s ‘Dream Crazy’ advertising campaigns focuses on the insults aimed towards sportswomen and the double standards within sport culture. Several famous sportswomen are shown in the commercial which indirectly discusses latest controversies such as IAAF v Semenya. This particular case revolves around […]

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Sport

Nike customers burn products as Kaepernick heads ‘Just Do It’ campaign

Many Americans have taken to social media with videos of burning Nike products as anthem-kneeling footballer Colin Kaepernick is used as the face of the latest ‘Just Do It’ campaign. Protests began in the hours after Nike launched their campaign featuring Kaepernick, with dozens of people uploading videos and images of burning Nike products to […]

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Sport

Nike commence their search for record marathon time

Is it humanly possible to run a marathon in under two hours – legally? Yes of course, given enough time, but just how long will that take? One key factor for success at long distance events is the ability to get oxygen efficiently to the muscles, thereby increasing an athlete’s VO2 max. EPOs (Erythropoietin) are […]