The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of the BAME community. However, education is […]Read More How can universities support the BLM movement?
Hamilton, the musical masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, can now be streamed exclusively on Disney+. Featuring the original cast, including Miranda as the title role, this “live” recording was filmed in 2016 in New York City. Since its release on the new Disney streaming service on Friday 3rd July 2020, Hamilton has been downloaded close to […]Read More What is the legacy of “Hamilton”?
This piece was originally published on The Boar Lifestyle page https://theboar.org/2020/06/history-pride-month-remembering-stonewall/ The history of Pride Month begins in 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. On June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.Throughout the 1960s, members of the LGBTQ+ community faced extreme levels of […]Read More The History of Pride Month: remembering Stonewall
Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger […]Read More BLACK LIVES MATTER
It’s hard not to get caught up in the media frenzy surrounding the latest Netflix documentary ‘The Tiger King’. But, whether Joe Exotic is guilty of murder-for-hire, or if Carol Baskin did in fact feed her husband to the tigers seems rather irrelevant when you consider the underlying problem of privately-owned exotic animals in the […]Read More An investigation into the private ownership of exotic animals in the US
The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with your family. My mum and sister have lived in the US for almost two years now, and I rarely get the chance to spend time with them. This Easter, I decided to visit them in the US. However, due to the global health crisis, we have […]Read More How to stay connected in self-isolation
In July of last year, I wrote an article entitled “Crisis in Iran: Are we headed for War?”. In my closing statements, I argued that the Iran-US conflict was at a breaking point and that what comes next will shape relations between the West and the Middle East for years to come. The events of […]Read More The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and the ongoing Iran-US conflict