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Why Trump as ‘Person of the Year’ shouldn’t be seen as an ‘honour’ Comment 

Why Trump as ‘Person of the Year’ shouldn’t be seen as an ‘honour’

Donald Trump has scarcely been out of the headlines in the build up to and since he won the US Presidential election in November, usually for his contentious political statements. However, most recently, the President Elect has made news for being recognised as TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2017. Subsequently, a public outcry emerged on social media, with international outrage at the controversial decision and one user summarising widespread dismay, tweeting: ‘Donald Trump was named TIME magazine person of the year. Not a great year to be a…

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The US and Russia in the Trump ‘era’: How might Trump’s election victory affect US-Russian relations, and what might this mean for the rest of the world? Comment Politics & Current Affairs 

The US and Russia in the Trump ‘era’: How might Trump’s election victory affect US-Russian relations, and what might this mean for the rest of the world?

The 2016 US presidential elections were unprecedented not only in their lack of focus on concrete policy ideas, but also on the level of Russian interest, and even perhaps involvement. During the election campaigns, accusations emerged from the Democrats that Russian hackers had carried out attacks against US political organisations to interfere with the election. Indeed, the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks are purported to have come from Russian sources. With this in mind, it should be considered how the election of soon-to-be ‘President Trump’ might affect relations between the…

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International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time Politics & Current Affairs 

International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time

Today is the second installment of this weeks ‘International Women’s Week’ series and I have decided, rather than look at the history of feminist issues as I did before, to look at the future and the incredible inspirational youth of today. My main focus is how the use of social media is providing a platform for so many young people to become engaged and discuss massively important issues. For those of you who haven’t heard of the name Alexis Isabel Moncada (perhaps better known by her twitter handle @lexi4prez), I…

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The Big Decision Politics & Current Affairs 

The Big Decision

Tonight was the night of the ‘Big Decision’. The candidates, campaigners and supporters were all present to find out their fate. The first sabbatical position announced was the Postgraduate officer. It was no surprise when Nat Panda was announced to have won. Despite being uncontested, it was noted how admirable his endless campaigning efforts were. Next up we had the Sports officer. Ted Crowson took victory over fellow candidate Cecilia. After that, the Societies officer was elected. Fierce competition was seen in this category as figures were very close but…

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