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It’s Not Me, It’s You (The End of Our Love Affair with Fast Fashion)

16 March 2021

Fast fashion is a massive worldwide industry, dominating its sector both in terms of production and sales values. “Fast Fashion” can be defined as the production and marketing of very cheap clothing and in vast amounts. These clothes are often of poor quality, in some cases close to a wear once and throw away scenario. […]

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Is It Time for Attenborough to #PassTheMic?

25 February 2021

When David Attenborough joined Instagram at the end of September last year, he reached one million followers faster than any other account in history. In fact, he reached 6.2 million with relative ease. But by the end of October, he announced his permanent departure from the platform. Attenborough’s decision is perfectly understandable. Social media can […]

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For The Record: Controversy, Conference & Campaigning

4 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The main stories in local news this week continued to focus on the growing outbreak of coronavirus cases at the university. Total cases rose […]

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How Your White Tee Upholds White Supremacy

8 September 2020

If fashion is a representative of who we are, what does wearing the product of exploitation say about us? The BlackLivesMatter movement that followed the murder of George Floyd was hailed as the biggest in history. Useful infographics and petitions, and less useful black squares, flooded social media feeds. Despite the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people took […]

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For The Record: Schools, Scottish Labour & Shooting

6 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who do manage to pick our way through the endless headlines, it can be even harder to figure out what the important bits are. That’s why The Record is starting a new weekly initiative – For The Record. Each Sunday […]

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We Need To Talk About Smartphones

1 September 2020

Smartphones. They’re everywhere. As of this year, the number of smartphone users is estimated at 3.5 billion, which equals roughly half the global population. This number is set to increase to 3.8 billion by 2021, and just as the amount of smartphones continues to increase, so does our reliance on them. According to an Ofcom […]

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Farm-tastic Summer

29 August 2020

This atrociously long and depressing summer, I decided to work on a farm with my best friend from home, Elaina. From March to the end of June, my family had been spending quality Covid time together in Florida, dodging the young spring breakers and older anti-maskers. After much begging and pleading on my part, I […]

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Barbecues vs Nature

4 June 2018

Now that the mental necrosis-inducing monotony of exam revision has ended, we have cause for celebration.  Before we move onto the frightening world of work, postgraduate study or just another year of uni, summer stretches out before us to distract ourselves from impending adulthood.  And while some, like me, are kept in a lab or […]

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