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Do women need to “step up” in 2018?

As expected, after a year of harrowing revelations regarding sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony paid tribute to the ‘Me Too’ and ‘Time’s Up’ movements. Big names carried white roses in honour of the fight against sexual assault, while others arrived clad in white as...
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Posted Feb. 19, 2018

Why it is important that we stage Rita, Sue and Bob Too

If we have learned anything from the recent debates around consent and sexual abuse, it is that these issues are not black-and-white. Rape is not only the stranger-in-dark-alley headline— it can also happen within a relationship, in the workplace, at a party. And, as the Harvey Weinstein allegations demonstrated, sexual...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2018

What do European students think of Brexit?

It is fair to say that Brexit has been marked by uncertainty. From the referendum itself, with misleading and uninformative campaigns from both sides, to the negotiations we are currently witnessing, there has been a distinct lack of clarity on what a post-Brexit Britain will look like. This uncertainty is heightened...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2017

Does Warwick have a problem with race? An interview with Larissa Kennedy

Not only is Larissa Kennedy the President of WARSoc, Warwick’s Anti-Racism Society, she is also the Co-President of WASS, Warwick’s Anti-Sexism society. As an executive member of the university’s two largest liberation societies, she is, undeniably, an integral member of Warwick. And yet even she doesn’t always feel safe or...
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Posted Oct. 29, 2017

General Election 2017: Predictions

In a move that came as a surprise to many, PM Theresa May called a snap General Election, scheduled for June 8th. Here are some of the possible outcomes, and their likely implications.   May victory and hard Brexit At the beginning of the year May revealed her Brexit plan, which...
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Posted May. 22, 2017

Election night madness

On Friday 3 March, the roof fell in on Warwick student politics. Or rather, it almost did. The Dirty Duck’s structural snafu occurred earlier in the day. Though this ensured none of the candidates were injured, it also meant the kitchen was out of action – bursting with any hopes...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

KGB Museum: An Unusual Tourist Attraction

My Christmas holiday ended on a good note with a romantic three-day getaway to Prague. Our first two days in the city were lovely and, thanks to a comprehensive free walking tour, we quickly ticked off all the ‘musts’—from exploring the Old Town square to visiting the Jewish Quarter and...
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Posted Feb. 20, 2017

Warwick Alumnus wins Beverly Series Prize for Poetry Collection

Warwick’s Creative Writing alumnus Sohini Basak has been awarded the prestigious Beverly Series prize for her poetry collection We Live in the Newness of Small Differences. Sohini graduated from the university’s MA in Writing in 2013. She was taught by Professor David Morley, winner of the Ted Hughes Award. Morley...
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Posted Feb. 17, 2017