• Misogyny As A Hate Crime: Two Steps Forward And One Step Back?

    Poppy Read-Pitt Following a slew of violent crimes against wom*n this year, our government is now considering making misogyny something that the police would record as a hate crime. While this does point towards positive change, the pitfalls in our justice system mean it will almost certainly serve as...
  • A Whole Rotten Orchard: Sexism And Policing In Britain

    The issues our police have with sexism has been no more apparent than today, in light of the murder of Sarah Everard. But we have to shed the maxim that it’s just a few bad apples and start recognising that we’re faced with a whole rotten orchard....
  • Does Whether You Go To A Russell Group University Actually Matter?

    Poppy Read-Pitt Russell Group universities are considered to be the UK’s most prestigious places to study. They consist of 24 institutions that specialise in pioneering academic research and are often said to be the UK’s version of the Ivy League. Despite the reputation that proceeds them, Poppy asks: does...
  • What I Want Every Fresher To Know

    Poppy Read-Pitt Freshers is a great time for so many students and this year is set to be no exception, especially as the pandemic seems to be waning. However, not everyone enjoys it as much as others. Meeting so many people can be overwhelming and you might be homesick...
  • The Paradoxical Progressiveness Of The New ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot

    It should have been no surprise to anyone that the new 'Gossip Girl' reboot would have a focus on updating its social politics. Its predecessor debuted in 2007 to a very different social and political culture. However, is the show's 'woke' rebranding well-intentioned and something we want to see...