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Wrong place, right time: what being in the wrong places has taught me.

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By Brienna Allman I am not immune. I walked into a third-year physics class as a first-year biomed student. I sat down enthusiastically, pulled my laptop out and began to get ready for my lecture. The lecture was on fluid dynamics, something that I was actually studying at the time, so it wasn’t until the course title appeared on the screen that I realised that I was in the wrong room. Instead of immediately getting up, like someone with a lot of confidence, I sat there desperately trying to map out the least painful escape route. I endured the lecture, the content of which
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Honey, we need to talk about the kids.

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By Milly Downing  During at least one point in our lives we’ve all imagined what having kids will be like, with varying degrees of romanticism. It’s the most natural human instinct we’ve got, to bump and grind and reproduce.  But if you’re someone like me, a proud LGBTQ+ member, having kids means imagining going down routes like IVF, sperm donations, egg donations and surrogacy.  Obviously it’s early to be thinking about kids, you don’t have to tell me that. But when it comes to alternative fertility, our largest exposure is Kim and Kanye’s second surrogate baby on the way. It isn’t
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Populism – What is it?

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You’ve probably heard the term a hundred times before. Perhaps from some smug dude condensing the entire US 2016 elections to “populism, man”, or from next to every media source or article in the past five years. Regardless, you would have to be living under a rock to have never heard the term.   The issue with populism, is that it is a “chaotic, confusing, catch-all concept”, as described by political academic Drahokoupil, and is often misunderstood. There is no shame in not properly understanding a term that seems so prevalent today, and I hope to explain this in a more
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