So we’ve turned the corner post-Brexit and found ourselves faced with another major voting period. This time it’s another general election, out of the blue. After 2015 and 2016, the thought of yet another election makes me feel sick. Not only about the possible results, but the thought of going through another period...

I came to Newcastle at the end of 2013 as a Erasmus student from Germany, feeling immediately at home in a city that shares not only an industrial historical background with my hometown Dortmund, but also a very similar spirit and idiom among the people living there: down-to-earth and fun loving, sometimes mouthy but...

To those who voted out, Today, we are grieving. When I say “we”, I mean all the EU citizens and potential future workers of the UK, I mean all the students who will never have the chance to experience Erasmus in England, I mean all the people already there and who had a happy life in a country they considered home...

Iused to think all women shortlists were degrading, portraying women as a group that should be given places in parliament out of pity, not because of their ability. However, through being social secretary of Newcastle University Labour Society and having the opportunity to speak to women on all sides of the party,...

Recently we saw the gathering of around 2000 people at Monument in Newcastle City centre, to protest the recent actions of Americas new president Donald Trump. Trump recently signed executive orders that means citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries are barred from entering the USA for 90 days, as well as...

I’ve been upset about Trump since he was voted in. I’ve been in near-incoherent outrage and disbelief every single day since his inauguration. And this weekend, after the #MuslimBan is threatening to split up families (even those of knights and Olympic gold champions), condemn refugees, detain five-year-old children...

It’s a rough political climate. In this past month alone, I’ve seen more activism in the western world than I’ve seen in a long, long time. Yet despite this, sometimes this protest isn’t good enough. No, I’m not on about what you’re protesting for or against. I’m talking about making sure that anyone and everyone can...

image copyright © Getty Images The Edinburgh women’s march on January 21st was everything I expected it to be: lively, uplifting, and unapologetically middle class. As we assembled in the freezing Scottish sunshine, I noticed the colourful, creative banners with feminist messages emblazoned across them. I enjoyed the...

2016 has been defined by many things: Brexit, Donald Trump, police brutality… but nothing more so than the refugee crisis. According to UNHCR, the amount of people fleeing their homes per second has quadrupled in the past decade. That’s 24 people per second. The conflict in Syria has given rise to the already shocking...

Inever thought about how expensive funerals were until my dad passed away. All of a sudden, I became painfully aware of how much it cost when someone dies. From the cost of the plot in the graveyard, to moving the body, and the extortionate cost of a headstone, we were suddenly looking at a bill of several thousands...