Democracy is worth more than a lollipop 

Students take for granted that they are given a real influence within the university through SU Executive Elections. The standard practice of offering sweets instead of actual reasons to vote confirms student elections as the exercise in futility people my age believe democracy to be.

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Should the NHS re-think cervical cancer screening?

Public Health Wales (PHW) announced that they will be increasing the gap between smear tests for cervical cancer from three to five years; the increase was introduced in Scotland in 2020. The change was met with outrage in Wales and there is fear of the change being introduced in England. 

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Can we feel safe again? A student’s response to modern-day spiking

In recent months, there has been a vast rise in reports of women and men being spiked at clubs and venues across the country via hypodermic needles. What felt like freedom to attend clubs again after relaxed COVID restrictions has turned cold and frightening. The daunting reality that we are not safe has hit home once again. 

Trigger and content warnings: This article discusses drugging, needles, spiking and victim blaming in detail. There are minor mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

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COP26 is a PR Stunt: Hypocrisy and Climate Racism

Global North leaders congregated at COP26 to discuss climate change solutions, but not without their private jets and motorcades. Are they genuinely committed to a solution to the crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people?

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The Legacy of the Tokyo Olympics Redefines Athletes as Humans rather than Superheroes – and that’s a good thing!

Media are often guilty of treating athletes like they are programmed to win, however, the story that dominated the Tokyo Olympics was not about success at all costs but, rather, how this attitude can impact the wellbeing and mental health of athletes. 

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Enough is Enough: Time for Leicester students to take a stand.

The University of Leicester has spent much of this academic year embroiled in controversy over its ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans, which include 26 staff redundancies. Students must take inspiration from other University student groups and protest.

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European Super League: The Greed League

Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have announced they have agreed to establish a new competition, the European Super League (ESL). The league notably excludes PL title winners and current top 4 team, Leicester City.

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Charlie Hebdo’s Meghan race bait isn’t ‘satire’ – it’s a cheap garner for relevancy, and it’s boring.

Following the news of Prince Phillip’s death on Friday, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo swiftly mounted their one-trick-pony, and by the very same evening had posted a topical cartoon to their Twitter, depicting ‘l’hommage d’Harry & Meghan au Prince Phillip’

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We would not be talking about Sarah Everard if she was Black.

Or brown. Or disabled. Or gay. Or trans.

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