• An Unmasking Of America’s Ignorance?

    America: Land of the Free. Or more accurately, Land of the Free-to-Openly-Ignore-Scientific-Facts. The hostility from certain groups in America towards various medical and healthcare issues is a frequently documented occurrence. In a 2015 National Geographic article, Joel Achenbach writes, “We live in an age when all manner of scientific...
  • The Importance of Being Anti-Racist

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about anti-racism, and what it means to be anti-racist. As someone who is half white, I think it is important that we all acknowledge our own responsibility in building and supporting systemic racism. As well as this,...
  • How US Presidential Power Has Gone Too Far

    With Trump engaging in a fact checking war with Twitter and stating on the Black Lives Matter protests that ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’, questions are being raised over whether presidential power in the US has gone too far. Last week when Trump claimed that Mail-In ballots...
  • How Have Different World Leaders Coped With COVID-19?

    There are many factors which make it difficult to accurately compare the responses of individual countries to the global COVID-19 pandemic, such as population size and population density. However, there have been undeniable shortcomings in the US, whilst Taiwan is a textbook case study of how to cope in...
  • Safety First: An Interview with the University’s Head of Security

    University campuses aren’t always the safest places to be, even for students. Whether it’s recent stories of muggings on the University Park campus, or the wider acknowledgement of gun crime in the United States, students have reason to be concerned. It is certain that the threat of a school...
  • Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL

    In an official statement from Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, the former 49ers signal caller reached an agreement with the NFL to drop his collusion case. The figure is thought to be around $60-$80 million dollars. Almost three years after Colin Kaepernick first began his silent protest against racial...
  • From Television Personality to President: Donald Trump’s impact on music from 2016-2017

    There are three certainties in life. (1) We all eventually die, (2) we all pay taxes at some point and (3) US President Donald Trump will say something so outrageous that the ever-divided world will yet again ask the question as to how he became president. November 8th 2018...