• Why Does Violence In Video Games Calm Us Down?

    On 24th August 2021, Twitter user @cherryybabyx tweeted that “Running people over in GTA was therapeutic.” Many people seemed to agree, with the tweet going viral and earning 41.4k likes and 11k retweets within two days. But why is this the case? Why can violence in video games sometimes...
  • Mexico’s Second Epidemic – Femicide

    Whilst social, political and economic discourses across the globe have, for the past year, been dominated by discussions of coronavirus, other vital topics have resultantly been overlooked. Latin America has suffered from high femicide levels since the 1990s, but in recent years, these have become unprecedented with femicide rates...
  • Solidarity At Nottingham’s Sarah Everard Vigil

    Women* gathered in front of the Brian Clough Statue at 6pm on the 13th March to mourn the death of Sarah Everard and other women who have died at the hands of male violence....
  • Why Britain Should Take Responsibility For Its Role In The Crisis In Yemen

    Firstly, It is important to understand the modern history of Yemen, so as to understand its different international influences. The forces behind the formation of Yemen are hugely important in understanding why it is so conflict-ridden today....
  • When Identity Is A Death Sentence

    After the incriminating death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protesters across the world have been continuing their calls to end racial inequality. Police brutality and white-sponsored violence are the areas gaining the most attention from the movement. But there’s a minority within the black community who are not...
  • PART 2 OF 2: Children Are Dying – The Bleak Reality of Britain’s Knifing Crisis

    The Solutions Those in power appear to have no idea what is going on. One day, prime minister Theresa May says that there is no “direct correlation” between the rise in violent crime and the staggering decrease in police numbers since 2010 (a fall of over 20,000 officers). The...
  • PART 1 OF 2: Children Are Dying – The Bleak Reality of Britain’s Knifing Crisis

    Jodie Chesney. Seventeen years old. Dead. Stabbed in the back, having been listening to music in the park, playing with friends. Yousef Makki. Seventeen years old. Dead. Knifed hours after telling his parents he’d be “home for tea”, having been said to be visiting a friend. These two young...