COMMUNICATION

METAPHOR MASKS

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...

By Alexandra Shilson

STATUS FLOW

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

BAD INFLUENCE

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

MODERN ART IN A CRISIS

Developing themes under Covid-19

Today, lockdowns, economic collapse, and loss of life felt across the globe have already begun to influence and create a unique body of art...

by Eammon Gumley

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH COVID-19

Dealing with disease through art

We can look back to the art of pandemics’ past, not only to recognise the similarities in our own experiences, but also as a way of understanding how this pandemic may become a part of our cultural zeitgeist once it has passed...

by Gabrielle Showalter

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

UNHINGED

The societal psychosis of modern dating

As the UK adapts to another bout of life-at-a-distance, more and more of us are turning to dating apps. But what do we want? What are the rules? Cesca Echlin on modern dating and the weird world of swipes.

by Cesca Echlin

STILL TRACKABLE, STILL TRACEABLE

The unreliable foundations of the UK's COVID app

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...

by Marina Aspinall

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

Anti-Asian hate crimes in the shadow of 'Blame China'

It is largely due to systemic invalidation that anti-Asian racism is often disregarded; since Asians have been granted privileges, racial attacks are seen as an impossibility...

by Zelda Solomon

PIDGIN POWER

The case for our indigenous languages

On preserving Nigeria's indigenous languages and recognising Nigerian Pidgin English as a national language.

by Tireni Odubiyi

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...

by Marina Aspinall

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