Opinion

The Labour leadership contest is still happening, but does it matter any more?

Unofficially, the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader began on the night of the party’s catastrophic general election defeat in December. That was three and a half months ago – and there is still over a week to go until Keir Starmer succeeds Corbyn. I say that because it’s almost unimaginable that Rebecca Read More…

Opinion

Coronavirus and the comeback of community spirit

The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented and terrifying. But I won’t tell you what you can already find out from the barrage of breaking news headlines flooding social media. Instead, we have to remember that, despite all the panic and fear that this historic global pandemic has brought, despite the uncertainty and the disruption, this crisis Read More…

Opinion

Essay crises are overrated, and we can avoid them (most of the time)

In my humble opinion, the phrase “essay crisis” is damagingly overused. In fact, it’s become worryingly normalised, giving liminal a run for its money. Going into university, I imagined that an essay crisis happened maybe about once a month due to unfortunate circumstances (oversleeping, an accumulation of work mixed with a generous dose of procrastination, Read More…

Opinion

The People vs Meghan Markle: what we should really be worried about

I am a mixed-race, Labour-voting feminist. I also can’t stand Meghan Markle. Unlike those Middle England closet xenophobes, I couldn’t care less about Markle being a bi-racial American divorcee. I was speechless when I saw Danny Baker’s deplorable tweet comparing Markle’s new-born baby to a chimpanzee. I even used to feel sorry for her for Read More…

Maths
Degree Reviews Opinion

Maths Degree Review: It’s almost as fun as complaining about it!

Picture this: it’s quarter to ten in the evening. You’re sat in the library, surrounded by the furious clickings of essay crises and apology emails being typed. You stare silently at the page in front of you and the question at the top glares mockingly back. You’ve been like this for two hours; the problem Read More…