Darcey Edkins

The consequences of Black Friday sales

The Pretty Little Thing mass sale really embodied the meaning of Black Friday, but it is important to discuss some of the consequences of this mass-production. Darcey Edkins highlights some of these horrid issues in the industry.
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Posted Dec. 21, 2020

Are students being used as scapegoats?

The question of whether young people are to blame for the recent spike in Covid-19 cases has been linked to the number of students who returned to universities across the UK. The government has unveiled its plan to rapidly test students before the end of the term, with the mass...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2020

Why is eco-anxiety on the rise?

The climate crisis has become a defining issue in our society. Citizens and politicians alike are engaging in debate over effective strategies to mitigate climate change. However, evidence suggests that younger generations are experiencing heightened level of stress and anxiety due to climate change. This condition is commonly referred to...
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Posted Oct. 2, 2020

How can universities support the BLM movement?

The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of...
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Posted Aug. 12, 2020

Male sexual assault: a hidden crisis

TW: Rape, sexual assault This past April was sexual assault awareness month, and whilst issues related to consent remain incredibly important for both sexes, there has been little support shown for the male victims of sexual assault.The narrative surrounding sexual violence focuses on women and children, ignoring the highly stigmatised...
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Posted May. 15, 2020