• Pelosi: “Trump shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech”

    US Democrat Nancy Pelosi has defended her actions after tearing up President Trump’s speech at the State of the Union address last Tuesday, 4th February. The US speaker of the House of Representatives, tore up a copy of the President’s speech last week in an act of defiance against...
  • The Geopolitical Cost of Oil

    Gwen takes a look at the effect the current conflicts in the Middle East are having on the oil industry,...
  • Harry and Chris Save The World! @ The Level

    A week into their UK tour, Harry and Chris took over The Loft at Nottingham Trent’s Student Union for a night of songs, smiles and socially-relevant jokes in a pretty solid attempt to save the world. The comedy-jazz-rap duo showcased their undeniable friendship and built a strong rapport with...
  • King Lear @ The Duke of York’s Theatre

    It is presumed that around 1604, in between two acclaimed tragedies known as Othello and Macbeth, Shakespeare wrote the unrelentingly brilliant King Lear. “It is hard, almost impossible to imagine a time when McKellen won’t lead a production” Jonathan Munby’s adaption of the play, starring Ian McKellen, currently being...
  • Impact world news roundup

    This week, Bitcoin reaches a new low, Tesco faces a lawsuit that could cost the company £4bn, and Trump plans a military parade. Bitcoin falls due to government crackdown Last Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin fell to $5.947, its lowest price since November, when it plummeted from $19.000 to...
  • Twelve bits of Christmas politics

    The Grinch Who Stole Your Internet Freedom: net neutrality in the US and how it affects us. This phrase, coined by Columbia professor Tim Wu in 2003, is the idea that – funnily enough – all internet providers and governments should treat all data equally: basically, no-one should switch up...
  • Post-Truth and Cognitive Bias Part II: Fact vs Fiction in public opinion

    Fact vs. Fiction During the EU referendum and US Presidential election, fact-checking services became near-ubiquitous. It was believed that if the electorate had access to factually correct information then they would make a rational and informed decision. However, when a cause triumphs in the face of repeatedly debunked statements,...