Nowadays we are all busy mindlessly scrolling through our screens, casually absorbing and internalising whatever story comes our way. News is a constant and feeds our relentless need for emotional distraction, base intellectual stimulation, and procrastination. Alternatively put, as consumers of the news on social media, we propagate the institutions and speakers that channel it, … More Is social media nourishing Neo-nationalism?
Over the past week, Mark Zuckerberg has sat in front of two Senate committees in Washington to answer questions on how Facebook has operated over the past 14 years. Amid concerns of Russian interference, data harvesting, and more, the founder of the company received questions with often scripted responses that artfully dodged senators’ attacks. However, … More From Civil to Digital Rights: The Wider Issues the Zuckerberg Hearings have Uncovered
After the death of Alfred Nobel his vast wealth, which came from patents on destructive inventions such as dynamite, was left to be put into the creation of five prizes; chemistry, physics, medicine, literature and peace. On the 6th of October, the latter will be announced, and a new Nobel peace laureate will join the … More The Paradoxical Peace Prize
On the fifteenth of September, European champions, GUU Debating had their inaugural show debate of the years, This House Would End the Special Relationship. G-YOU managed to get an exclusive interview with two of the many notable speakers here that day. Mrs Emily Thornberry, and Mr Paul Sweeny. Although what follows is an interview that … More Paul Sweeney and Emily Thornberry: Freshers’ Show Debate Interview
“Some men just want to watch the world burn” A line used in the ‘Dark Knight’ to describe the insane mind of the Joker, but also one that these days seems to fit the so called ‘leader of the free world’, a certain President Donald J. Trump. Unfortunately for the planet, this statement may have … More Trump: watching the world burn?
May and Foster meet as part of negotiations. Photo from BBC news. Just under a month ago, I wrote a piece commentating on the major parties for the recent General Election. Within that article I mentioned that “Northern Ireland, I’ll perhaps write on our political parties once we actually stop messing about and form a … More The DUP: what they stand for and why we should be worried.
June 23rd 2016, I sat at my friend’s house in the US, watching the referendum results unfold. The six pack of watery Bud lite didn’t last me too long that night, without saying much on what I though of the results. Since then we have seen seen Theresa May take the reigns over as Prime … More Who should you vote for? A quick guide to the 2017 snap election! (Part 1/2)