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'Learning Facts Is Killing Our Children' - University Head

Students at the prestigious Dalston University (formerly the East London College of Remedial Learning and Basket Weaving) are demanding revisions to courses deemed ‘too true-to-life’ for today’s student body. 255 more words


The Free & Easy Funeral

One way to avoid a lot of fuss and cost is to simply “leave my body to science”.

This seems like a brilliant plan all round because not only is it altruistic, helpful and meaningful – it also relieves the burden of arrangements on family and friends, and is free from costs too! 400 more words

2016 - the ones that nearly got away

A Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2017 will be good to us all. I’m trying to polish off 2016 by clearing out old photos and ideas for blog posts. 613 more words


Meet Melania Trump: the one filling Michelle Obama’s shoes?

Whilst Donald Trump dominates the newpaper headlines at the moment, little do we know about the lady standing beside the next American president. She is Melania Trump, America’s First Lady-to-be. 721 more words

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Long Read: Interview with Amal Azzudin

Ever since she began campaigning against the deportation of a classmate at the age of 15, local activist Amal Azzudin has been a powerful voice for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.   3,389 more words

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When a white lie becomes hurtful — Ang Lee's 'The Wedding Banquet'

「偉同,你老大不少,怎麼還沒有成家的打算?」— 高媽

“Wei-Tong, you are not young. How could you have no plan for forming your own family?” — Mama Gao

When Life of Pi became an Oscar hit in 2012, Ang Lee gained the spotlight again after his famed Brokeback Mountain in 2005. 713 more words

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Why “Politics” Is Not Enough Of A Solution

There can be no doubt that in the past year, politics has changed dramatically. The global zeitgeist seems to be accelerating away from a neo-liberal populism towards one that involves right-wing candidates, usually achieving their ideological goals through a concoction of post-factualism and populism. 770 more words

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