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The US Midterms: What Is The State Of Play With One Week To Go Until Election Day?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The U.S. midterm elections are a vital, but often overlooked, part of the U.S. democratic process Every two years, one-third of the Senate – the upper chamber of the law-making branch of the government, and the entire House of Representatives – the lower chamber – are re-elected. Together, these two … Read More

Why Melania Trump’s Wardrobe is Problematic as Hell

1 month ago / 0 comments

While Melania Trump’s fashion blunder last Friday at a guided safari in Kenya stirred up a flurry of hilarious memes and Twitter posts – including one which compared her to Jane’s dad from Tarzan – it also reflects a much wider problem: FLOTUS’s ignorance or apparent lack of social awareness. … Read More

Trump’s Tweets Are A Call For Resistance

10 months ago / 0 comments

Britain First is a far-right fringe group who pose a direct threat to the UK and the people who live here. Last week, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, chose to tacitly endorse their views on social media. The government has stated that an official state visit will ... Read More

US Government Shutdown: The End Or Just The Beginning?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Senate Democrats in the capitol hill agreed to reopen the government on Monday after it was in a state of shutdown for three days, by voting for a temporary funding bill along with the Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Senate majority leader … Read More

Cycling through the US: a travel diary

1 year ago / 0 comments

When I was younger, my dad would paraphrase a Chinese saying: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Today, I’m a 4th year medical student and whilst I work hard and I’m good at jumping through hoops, there have been very few times in my life when I was … Read More

Turncoat Trump backtracks on headline policies

2 years ago / 0 comments

He has yet to officially begin his presidency, but President-Elect Donald Trump has already reached nearly a dozen U-turns on policy promises that featured prominently in his campaign. His pledges were controversial, but granted his campaign the support of voters who thought that only the most radical of changes from … Read More

Campus Watch: Pennsylvania use puppies to combat post-election distress

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Pennsylvania has provided emotional support puppies, colouring books and chocolate for devastated students after Trump’s victory in the race for presidency. Daniel Trancredi from the University told The College Fix: “There were actual cats and puppy” which were used as calming influences for the students. He went … Read More

Trump is our problem too

2 years ago / 0 comments

Trump’s victory was followed by an uncharacteristically gracious acceptance speech where he reached out to opponents and pledged to serve for all. This is perhaps an early sign that he could in practice be less radical than the election signalled. However a number of Trump’s positions still look to produce … Read More

Election Night: An Editor’s Take

2 years ago / 0 comments

So, Trump has won. Those are words I had hoped I wouldn’t have to write, but fortune was not so kind. A campaign fuelled by hatred and deception has resulted in the least qualified individual ever to receive the party nomination winning the White House. It would be easy, and … Read More

How it happened: election breakdown

2 years ago / 0 comments

While the final upshot forecast may have given Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an 84% chance of victory in the presidential election, it is reality television star and businessman Donald Trump that has secured 279 electoral votes, and the White House. Clinton versus Obama Clinton did not perform as well … Read More