Category : Views

The Gryphon asks: Are the airstrikes in Syria the right decision?

2 months ago / 0 comments

YES: In defence of airstrikes for human rights This weekend’s bombing of Syria undertaken in response to chemical weapons attacks in Douma has been met with raucous condemnation, as many fear that the targeted air strikes by the USA, UK and France may escalate the delicate situation that has engulfed … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

3 months ago / 0 comments

Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

Bye-phobia

3 months ago / 0 comments

Bisexuality is still viewed as taboo by many. All too often, it is patronisingly dismissed as a ‘fad’ or worse, a ‘lifestyle choice’. Men say it when they’re actually just gay, and women say it because they think it makes them more sexy, more exotic, more attractive to the opposite … Read More

Binge Eating: The Ignored Eating Disorder

3 months ago / 0 comments

With the arrival of Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday 26th February, we saw people all over the world sharing their stories, raising money and providing help and advice to those of us who may be struggling in a similar situation. However, an important part of raising awareness on any … Read More

An Expected End for NME

3 months ago / 0 comments

Iconic music magazine NME ended its print run last week, after sixty-six years of publication. The move came after the publication’s dwindling circulation numbers saw its shift from a paid title to free magazine in 2015. Yet, despite the magazine costing nothing to the consumer, its popularity did not improve, … Read More

The ‘Latte Levy’: A Small Price to Pay to Save our Planet

3 months ago / 0 comments

A charge, nicknamed the ‘latte levy’, is being trialled by Starbucks, that will see customers charged 5p for the use of a disposable takeaway cup. The charge is part of a plan to reduce the number of disposable takeaway cups that we use, currently estimated at 2.6 billion per year. … Read More

Frida Kahlo Is Not A Barbie

3 months ago / 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mattel, the manufacturers of Barbie, released a series of collectables to celebrate the inspirational women Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson in the form of Barbie dolls. Although it is a step in the right direction for such a large company to appreciate and … Read More

Out at the Winter Olympics

3 months ago / 0 comments

Western media is falling over itself to celebrate queer visibility at the Winter Olympics. If you're desperate to accrue credibility as a progressive then the very least you could do is explain why it actually means something. Sometimes it's life-affirming to see something queer that is not explicitly about the ... Read More

The “Disfunctional” Views of Bath Conservatives

4 months ago / 0 comments

A single thoughtless tweet on food poverty, not intended to insult, but insulting nonethless, for which we unreservedly apologise, does not represent our Association view, nor our continuing committment to build a better Britain & a better Bath for all residents.— Bath Conservatives (@BathCA) February 19, 2018 The tweet from ... Read More

Union Leadership Race 2018

4 months ago / 0 comments

So, here we are again. Take a trip to uni and you will see banners hung as far as the eye can see. Even living all the way in Spain, I can’t scroll the timeline without seeing a million and one new campaign videos. It can only mean one thing. … Read More