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We all share a responsibility to tackle climate change

The Royal Family and carbon management: two seemingly unrelated topics of conversation. But over the past few weeks, the unlikely duo has been colliding in the popular press, causing headlines galore, most of which are negative. From publicly advocating sustainable family planning by decreeing to only have two children, to then flying exclusively via private […]

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Harvard University’s Affirmative Action Lawsuit in Trump’s America

Affirmative Action was intended to create diversity on college campuses, favouring previously marginalised groups, but it appears that Harvard University’s admissions are a long way from delivering even the first steps of progress. The prestigious Ivy League college in Cambridge Massachusetts has come under fire from the Justice Department of the United States for their […]

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Unconscious Bias and Its Ramifications: Racism in the ‘NotMyAriel’ Campaign.

Following the casting of Halle Bailey in the Disney remake of The Little Mermaid, there was an intense online backlash about the Grown-ish actress’ race. In July 2019 the news sparked outrage and prolific insults on Twitter with hashtag campaigns and petitions with the tagline ‘NotMyAriel’. Trolls took to social media to voice their subconsciously, and openly racist […]

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Losing my humanity: the perils of academic perfectionism

Why is it, that whatever we do, whether it be academic or actual, is never enough? Professor Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill (2018) call perfectionism the leading “epidemic among young people” of the millennial age. They state that in today’s society there is “an enormous pressure on young people to demonstrate their value and […]