High Rent, High Fees, Student Debt and Poverty: Issues Students Union Leaders Need to Address

High Rent, High Fees, Scrapping Maintenance Grants, Student Debt and Poverty: These are the Issues Students Union Leaders Need to Address Written by Amy Cousens ‘So what does the student’s union do again?’ – A question being asked far too often by students. Despite the good intentions of most officers and staff, students unions nationally are …

The Language of Politics and Fear

The Language of Politics and Fear Written by Declan Mulholland, Chair of Leeds Beckett Labour. One of the most interesting aspects of the discourse surrounding modern day politics is the purposeful use of anodyne words. The death of innocent civilians in conflict is referred to as “collateral damage”. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was referred …

The Problem with Oscar Politics…

    It often seems that the Academy continually forgets that it is the Academy Awards for Motion Picture and SCIENCES, which is made evident when they more often than not reward the film that has a higher sociopolitical impact rather than acknowledging the film that is groundbreaking in its intuitiveness, inventiveness and innovation. Going …

President Barack Obama’s Inauguration 2013.

    The 20th of January is sentimental and historical day for many Americans, but this year it took the spotlight as President Barack Obama took an oath to inaugurate his second term as President in Washington DC. President Barack Obama is the  first African-American and 44th President of America, at the subtle age of …

Keep Talking..

  Stephen Hawking’s famously stated that “…all we need to do is make sure we keep talking.” Freedom of speech is a necessity but it’s also a myth, especially with censorship and privacy concerns frequently appearing in the news. What’s the Arab Spring again? Governments and organisations compete to regulate and moderate the Internet and …