Branca Lessa de Sá

Our time with The Boar – Part 1

We asked our outgoing editors about their time with The Boar.   Lucy Stubbings (outgoing Head of Social Media):  Running for Head of Social Media – or Social Media Officer as it was then known – was one of the rare moments that I have been rather spontaneous, hence my...
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Posted Mar. 28, 2018

Third culture kid: a placeless identity

My family moved to the UK from Brazil when I was 10. It wasn’t easy at first—I hated the food, the weather, and the lack of support network we had, the four of us attempting to keep afloat in this new culture. But it didn’t take long for me to...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

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