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Media Coverage of Migrant Crises: The Politicisation of Suffering?

The bodies of Salvadoran Oscar Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria were found washed up on the banks of the Rio Grande, after an attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. A viral image of Valeria’s arm around her father’s neck as they lie face down has since captivated the media’s attention, giving rise to heated debates on the ethics of hard-hitting images. Despite the photograph being used to advance certain political agendas, what it is depicting cannot be ignored: human suffering.   Continue reading Media Coverage of Migrant Crises: The Politicisation of Suffering?

So Scandi: ‘The Architecture of Happiness’ – A celebration of Danish Architecture

If you have every visited or seen pictures of Copenhagen, your first thought if someone said “Danish architecture” would probably be of the quaint saffron, moss and rust coloured harbour buildings of Nyhavn. But this would not be the whole story. Over the past decades the Danish capital has transformed itself from a serene fisherman’s town into a dynamic, modern city. A transformation that is reflected … Continue reading So Scandi: ‘The Architecture of Happiness’ – A celebration of Danish Architecture

Malia Obama: Yes She Can

On a recent trip to Miami, former first daughter Malia Obama came under media scrutiny for turning into a “party girl”. This encouraged Trump supporters to show similar outrage, claiming that Malia is irresponsible. Fundamentally, Malia Obama is facing criticism because she is a 20 year old female, not quite of the legal drinking age of 21. The fact that she turns 21 on 4th … Continue reading Malia Obama: Yes She Can

How To Survive Dry January

Every year, the population try to commit themselves to all sorts of New Year’s resolutions, but one in particular which has taken Britain by storm is the pledge of Dry January. As I am sure you are already aware, Dry January entails the complete avoidance of alcohol commencing 1st January until the end of the month. Alcohol UK set up the campaign for Dry January … Continue reading How To Survive Dry January

New Year’s Resolutions: From Clichés to Costa

“…Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson It’s all well and good saying that you’re going to go to the gym three times a week starting January or that you’re going to avoid taking trips to Costa between lectures but, as most students know, that probably isn’t . New Year’s resolutions are often … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: From Clichés to Costa

The Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially if you have had a chance to stop by the Exeter Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green this month. if you do decide to drop by, come with an appetite because there’s a variety of food, sweets and more to indulge in. When you first enter the market, you will be greeted with a large assortment … Continue reading The Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

Life After Graduation: Career

‘What are you planning on doing with your degree?’ is a dreaded question that all undergrads face, whether that be from family friends, your mates, relatives or, most dauntingly, your parents. Prior to coming to university, even I had the habit of asking students that very question. Until you yourself become a student, it’s hard to understand just how confrontational that question can be. If … Continue reading Life After Graduation: Career