This Does Not Mean War
Militaristic language should be confined to scientific conversations - translating it into a wider metaphor of war misconstrues the scientific facts...
The Dangers of Influencer Culture
Whilst not all of an influencer’s audience will listen to their advice, some follower counts number in the millions - influencing even a fraction of their audience means thousands of young people may be taking on board useless or, worse, harmful advice...
by Luca Iovino
BY THE PEOPLE
The Political Power of Social Media
The last decade saw social media being harnessed by activists to spread their message. But there is a dark side to these platforms that is becoming increasingly apparent as their position in society strengthens...
A MARVEL-LOUS MILITARY
Hollywood's Love Affair with the Armed Forces
Calling a film like Captain Marvel 'military propaganda' should not be seen as being countercultural or contrarian. Art influences. Anybody who endeavours to make a career and life out of it should acknowledge this power...
by Sarah O'Malley-Graham
The Art and Craft of Conversation
Are our opinions worthless? In college, students do research and submit work that is well informed. We can learn an infinite amount only to feel like that amount of information can’t be used outside of the university...
by John Baert
STILL TRACKABLE, STILL TRACEABLE
The Unreliable Foundations of the UK's COVID App
The UK government must be transparent with the public about exactly what role private corporations are going to play in the development of the contact-tracing app and wider responses to the COVID-19 pandemic....
by Alice Johnson