Sabrina Penty

Are your drinks being spiked?

“I don’t remember much, but I remember the moment I started to feel like I had no control.” These are the words of Nina*, who alleges that she had a drink spiked in the Copper Rooms on campus around a year ago, alongside her friend. When a first-aider came to their...
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Posted Mar. 26, 2020

Music of the World: my hometown Madrid

With the rise in popularity of Reggaeton amongst Spanish speaking regions, Madrid has certainly not been one to miss out on the Latin trend, making it one of the most listened to genres in Spain’s capital city. Nevertheless, musical influences in Madrid are constantly changing, which has, in turn, created a dynamic, complex and diverse music scene throughout time. 
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Posted Mar. 10, 2020

Small change, big impact: dry January

The social relevance of alcohol amongst young people is why most of us won’t even consider taking up Dry January. But when it comes to drinking, it is easy for us to brush our green values under the carpet, and ignore the detrimental impacts that the alcohol production industry bears on the environment.
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Posted Jan. 4, 2020

The Features guide to a sustainable Christmas

The food, the presents, the thousands of Christmas trees, have all made this holiday one of the most consumerist festivals in the world. Yet with the issue of climate change becoming ever more-prominent, many are questioning how sustainable these practices are. But, with the detrimental impact Christmas has on the...
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Posted Dec. 24, 2019

Everything you should know as an international student coming to Warwick

As an international student, moving to the UK for university was an extremely overwhelming and nerve-racking experience for me. Not only was it my first time away from home, but I was also going to be living in a completely different country all on my own. In my time at Warwick, I have definitely experienced several of the struggles international students may encounter. Nevertheless, my time abroad has been one of the most fun and gratifying experiences I have had yet. If you are an international student moving to Warwick and are feeling all of the above, never fear, because I’m here to give you an insider’s perspective on everything you should know as an international student coming to the UK, as well as tips and tricks to prepare for British student life.
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Posted Sep. 17, 2019

Could stopping summer holidays save the environment?

She may be small, but she sure as hell is making a difference. 16 year old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thumberg, founder of the School Strike for Climate, has recently embarked on a two week sailing voyage in order to attend the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, in...
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Posted Sep. 15, 2019

The Battle for Abortion Rights in America

Last week, the Republican governor of the southern state of Georgia, Brian Kemp, signed a legislation for a “Heartbeat Bill”, which makes it illegal for women to have abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy, which is when the cardiac activity of a fetus is first detected. The state of Alabama...
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Posted Jun. 26, 2019

How should we tackle Islamophobia?

On Friday 15 March, New Zealand’s capital suffered two consecutive terrorist attacks, in which 50 Islamic worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center were killed, and 50 more injured. The perpetrator was a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist with links to the alt-right, and his actions have...
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Posted May. 25, 2019