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The Arab Spring: ten years on

"Following 10 tumultuous years, it is hard to see any hope for these war-scarred countries." Zoe Lambert looks back at the Arab Spring, questioning the successes and failures, and reflects on being in Morocco as it began in 2010.

The topography of Oxford

"Then there were more obscure terms: "see you in Cowley". I must admit that given the notoriously well-articulated British pronunciation I honestly believed they were referring to a certain Cow Lake, which I then presumed to be located in Christchurch Meadow, given the cows. It appears that it is the name of the vibrant area south of Oxford." Nicola Carotenuto provides a satirical glance at Oxford student life and lingo.

Alternative media: how are we getting our information?

"Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube are great sources of information and will become the main ones for many of us. This in itself is not a negative; technology adapts, and the way people live their lives adapts with technology - but so must regulations and laws" W A Whitten discusses how alternative forms of media are shaping news reporting.

Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: a Failure of Ethnofederalism?

"While it is essential to understand the way Ethiopia’s ethnofederal structure has influenced the current crisis, and will continue to do so, it’s perhaps not particularly useful to assign the system blame. It is the product of a long history of other tried and failed systems."

Toxic mask-ulinity: What COVID-19 tells us about the cult of the...

"How has a public health measure become a point of gender expression?"

Pandemic Perspectives: Texas

The current state of COVID-19 in Texas is ultimately a failure of federal and local leadership.

The problem with Pornhub: and how they get away with it

"Tube sites like PornHub have conditioned us to expect that porn should always be free; but this convenience has a cost."

SATIRE: Coming out of my Cage and I’ve Been Doing Just...

Might as well start by saying if you’re a resident of Wokeville, stop reading now. Apparently, I’m a serial offender when it comes to...

Wes Beckett on the Coronavirus

Hilary Term 2020, Issue 2

Gender roles impact men’s mental health

We must deconstruct unspoken gender norms