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Opinion Editor: Sam Ward
Online Opinion Editor: Matthew Little
Deputy Opinion Editor: Kinnan Zaloom

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What’s the deal with…life

Last issue I talked about death. Where do you go from the end? Well, in the interest of cycles I will go back to the start, and then the rest. Life. With some incredulity my friend bemoaned his birth. We…


Remembering the point of the Poppy

On The Royal British Legion’s website it is stated that, ‘As the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, the Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance, so those sacrifices are never forgotten.’ And that is the point of…


What’s the deal with…death?

Kicking the bucket, giving up the ghost, the end, shuffling off this mortal coil, pushing up daisies. Dying. We’re all going to do it. I’m sorry if I’ve shattered any illusions but I like to think of it as my…


Breast-feed bribery

So I’m in London on the tube and find a discarded ‘Metro’ paper and with a few more stops to go, I start reading. There’s nothing spectacularly out of the ordinary until I get to one story in particular. Now…


Maffs, innit?

The many times I mention I study mathematics in response to a question, is often followed by some sort of noise of dissatisfaction. It’s a reaction I would expect from someone if I were explaining a nasty rash. I am…


Blockbust or buster

It has been exactly nine months since mammoth movie rental chain Blockbusters announced their plunge into administration, and well guess what. Here we are again. The primordial retailer that once dominated the sales industry has for the second time in…


The importance of an image

Throughout every day at university you will run into people who you will judge by their image. Maybe this will be unintentional, but it is an intrinsic part of evolved human behaviour to observe one another and try to work…

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