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Lebanon Crisis: How you can Help

Lebanon is having a rough couple of months. On Thursday, October 14th, fighting broke out between Christian and Shia Muslim militias in the country’s capital of Beirut, killing at least seven and injuring many more. On the Saturday prior, the country was plunged into darkness for over 24 hours, as the country’s two largest power […]

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Coronavirus: the democratic slump

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the world we live in. It is accelerating technological changes in society, exacerbating economic inequality, and calling into question the current global system. One key area the pandemic is affecting is global democracy.  In the wake of the coronavirus, the world faces the prospect of significant democratic decline.  Last year, Freedom […]

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Features LGBT+ Lifestyle

Riots, rights and resplendence: a look at LGBTQ+ around the world

Studying in Scotland, it is tempting and somewhat natural to believe that acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community is universally on the rise; that soon we’ll live in a world where it won’t matter whose hand you hold as you walk down the street. And whilst many nations have taken great strides towards equality, we still […]

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Here we go again

2021 has immediately started off even worse than any of us could have predicted. I’m reminded of last January’s Australian bushfires and threats of global conflict and even when considering that, this is still a worse beginning than last year. One only needs to glance at the news to be given a reason to pour […]

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Editorial

University shows you just how different the world can be

By now, week two of university life is well under way. You are probably having to scurry across campus desperately trying to make your classes, attempting to fit in at the various new societies you may be a part of, and generally trying to do a bit more than simply survive. As the weeks go […]

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TV

Blue Planet

It has been sixteen years since The Blue Planet opened our eyes and took us under the sea to explore and expose worlds that most of us could never dream of. It was a roaring success, regularly drawing in over 12 million people and winning both BAFTAs and  Emmys. It is no wonder that when […]