Why the occupation supporting Luqman Onikosi WAS productive, and why those who think it wasn’t shouldn’t feel afraid to speak out
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Why the occupation supporting Luqman Onikosi WAS productive, and why those who think it wasn’t shouldn’t feel afraid to speak out

Harry Howard - March 20, 2016

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John…

The occupation in support of Luqman Onikosi was counter-productive
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The occupation in support of Luqman Onikosi was counter-productive

Harry Howard - March 11, 2016

On Friday 11th March, I went down to Bramber House to watch a gathering of approximately 200 other students protesting against the Home Office’s decision to deport…

Live report from the Bramber House Occupation
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Live report from the Bramber House Occupation

Freya Marshall Payne - March 10, 2016

6pm (12th March) Luqman Onikosi himself has released a statement about the university's response to the occupation in Bramber House: "Thank you very much for all that…

The U.S Presidential Race: Power, Meet Madmen. Madmen, Meet Power.
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The U.S Presidential Race: Power, Meet Madmen. Madmen, Meet Power.

Glenn Houlihan - March 6, 2016

Super Tuesday, Super Saturday…  Why do all the vital voting nights in America sound like deals at Dominos? Perhaps because each of the Republican candidates epitomises a…

Feminist denial of a cultural factor in Cologne attacks is dishonest and hypocritical
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Feminist denial of a cultural factor in Cologne attacks is dishonest and hypocritical

Harry Howard - January 13, 2016

The headline of the recent comment piece by Frida Gustafsson was explicit, obvious and correct: ethnicity had nothing to do with the alleged sex attacks witnessed in…

Sexual assaults shouldn’t be blamed on ethnicity
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Sexual assaults shouldn’t be blamed on ethnicity

Harry Howard - January 11, 2016

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault 2016 is here and anti-immigration parties and groups have started it by taking on the issue of sexual…

Podemos: Spain’s Presidential elections seen from a Spanish village
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Podemos: Spain’s Presidential elections seen from a Spanish village

Harry Howard - December 19, 2015

Freya Marshall Payne (in Hoyos, Caceres, Spain) This is my first holiday home from university, and I’ve arrived back into a little Spanish mountain village of crooked…

Alastair Campbell: “I am and was a control freak”
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Alastair Campbell: “I am and was a control freak”

Harry Howard - October 1, 2015

In the second and final part of The Badger's interview with Alastair Campbell, Harry Howard talks to the former New Labour spin-doctor about the media, Thatcherism, Michael…

Study yourself, not just your subject
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Study yourself, not just your subject

Freya Marshall Payne - September 23, 2015

A typical student is perceived by the wider world as someone who lives in squalor, eats exclusively 17p instant noodles, and has no discernable interests outside of…

Alastair Campbell Talks About Alcohol and Depression
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Alastair Campbell Talks About Alcohol and Depression

Harry Howard - September 15, 2015

As part of a wide-ranging interview that will appear in the next issue of The Badger, Harry Howard talks to Tony Blair's former Communications Director Alastair Campbell…

Richard Vaughan: Witch hunt against UCL professor betrays free speech
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Richard Vaughan: Witch hunt against UCL professor betrays free speech

The Badger - June 24, 2015

Richard Vaughan, a Masters student at Sussex, takes aim at the "trial by social media" and the University of Sussex Students' Union for its record on free…

Will Saunders: why I’ve joined #Tories4Corbyn
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Will Saunders: why I’ve joined #Tories4Corbyn

Badger - June 22, 2015

As anyone who knows me is all too aware, I can’t stand the Labour Party. I harbour a burning contempt for them, and would love to see…

Callum Thomas: A case for Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership
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Callum Thomas: A case for Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership

The Badger - June 17, 2015

Callum Thomas is a History and Politics finalist at Sussex, who has been a key activist for the Marxist wing of the Labour Party over the past…

Are Progressive Opinions Always Open Minded?
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Are Progressive Opinions Always Open Minded?

The Badger - April 16, 2015

In contemporary society, much can be said about the merits of being ‘open-minded’. The stigma that is attached to those whose minds are considered to be ‘closed’…

A vote for the Greens could help solve climate change
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A vote for the Greens could help solve climate change

The Badger - April 13, 2015

It’s my opinion that climate change is our most pressing issue. According to climate scientists, we need to do something about it now, so as soon as…

Blaze it, Brighton council
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Blaze it, Brighton council

The Badger - April 1, 2015

The council is moving to legalise cannabis in Brighton. Is it a good idea? Of course it is! For many years now there has been speculation and…

Should Hollywood consider cis actors for trans* roles?
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Should Hollywood consider cis actors for trans* roles?

The Badger - March 20, 2015

Last month it was revealed that Eddie Redmayne would be playing artist, Lili Elbe, in The Danish Girl. But Elbe is not only famous for her art; she…

‘Pinkwashing’: equality and racism
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‘Pinkwashing’: equality and racism

The Badger - March 19, 2015

About two weeks ago I read an interesting comment online by a student after homophobic leaflets were given out at a UKIP conference. Someone had commented that…

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6 reasons most 3rd years are on the brink of a mental breakdown right now

The Badger - March 18, 2015

This thing called a dissertation… Six thousand words for literature students. Eight thousand words for linguists, philosophers, and historians. TWELVE thousand for engineers. What is this madness?…

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The perils of unleashing your drunk persona(s)

The Badger - March 17, 2015

There are several kinds of annoying student drunks. The emotional one; the exhibitionist; the loud, obnoxious ‘this one time…’ kid; the determined-to-get-some-tonight drunk; the aggressor; the bailer…