Celia Bergin

US elections 2020: what happened?

On 3 November, all eyes were on the US to see the outcome of the Presidential election. Many in America viewed this election as a litmus test as to whether ‘Trumpism’ would be re-endorsed by the American electorate or if the past four years under Donald Trump had proven too...
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Posted Nov. 10, 2020

Spotlight on: Arlo Parks 

Most 20-year-olds wouldn’t describe the past months as being the most successful of their lives. With a national lockdown and universities closed, many young people have seen themselves in slumps in terms of ambition and career trajectories. But Arlo Parks has instead seen herself bouncing from success to success. Anaïs...
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Posted Oct. 20, 2020

Remembering RBG: the woman who changed America

Judicial giant and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on 18 September, with her death leaving a massive power vacuum in multiple ways. Over seven decades Bader Ginsburg became a trailblazer, breaking her way into institutions desperate to keep her excluded and opening up opportunities for women after her. ...
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Posted Oct. 14, 2020

Why wear a mask?

On 8 August, the newest policy on face masks and face coverings came into place signifying another attempt by the UK government to control the Coronavirus pandemic. Despite varying policies across the UK in regard to the Coronavirus pandemic, the wearing of a mask has become one of the more...
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Posted Aug. 19, 2020

Remembering Stonewall: how are Pride and BLM linked?

June is Pride month, where the LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate their identities and community across the world. This is usually done through street parades and other celebrations. But this year has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and people kept at home for public safety. However, this...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2020

What is the ‘1619 Project’?

‘The 1619 Project’ was founded to assess the effects of slavery in the year that marks four centuries since the first enslaved people were brought to America. Published in The New York Times, the essays look at the role of black Americans in influencing all aspects of the US today....
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Posted Jun. 8, 2020