Azzurra Moores

Does the gender of the author alter the perception of a text?

Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things is a novel which tackles racism in America. Through the frame of a legal trial, the novel exposes the dark truth of how racism is ingrained in American culture. From discussing white supremacism to the bias of the justice system, the author isn’t afraid to...
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Posted Aug. 25, 2018

Decoding the white paper and travel

Ask the average person what the terms of Brexit involve and the likely answer would involve departure of the European Union, possibly the use of the phrase “Brexit means Brexit” and maybe an additional answer of the difference between “hard Brexit” and “Soft Brexit.” Until the release of the White...
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Posted Jul. 27, 2018

Reflections on the Royal Wedding

Jessie Kolvin    Two people fell in love and it was hard not to be very happy for them. It was also hard not to be excited about what their union suggested for an outdated institution: a non-white person married into the royal family for the first time; a divorcee...
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Posted Jul. 5, 2018

Anything you can do (I can do just as well)

Flashback to 100 years ago in Britain. A select group of women had only just obtained the right to vote. Politics was seen as ‘The Old Boys Club’. Men were given power to shape all political affairs while women were expected to focus on domestic issues. Privately educated men, with...
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Posted Jul. 4, 2018

Spring into Spring Awakening with MTW at the Goose Nest

When I sat down at the start of term with the team of MTW’s production of Spring Awakening, the show was starting to come together. Director Grace Lovegrove, assistant director Alessandra French and co-producer Maya McQueen raved about the upcoming production and shared what the next three weeks of rehearsals...
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Posted May. 13, 2018

What does Feminism mean to me?

I proudly profess, I am a feminist. I believe in fundamental equality between all genders. I’ve studied Feminism from a historical perspective and a contemporary political perspective. I talk about feminism a lot in my everyday life and host a feminist radio show promoting women in politics. I read a...
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Posted Feb. 22, 2018

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows…

The viral Instagram hashtag #Couplegoals has over 6 million posts. The majority of these posts depict couples sharing extravagant gifts, or enjoying perfectly captured ‘date nights’. There are many Instagram accounts that flood our feeds, usually named around some variation of the phrase ‘couple goals’. The stereotypical couple will be...
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Posted Jan. 22, 2018