Podemos: Spain’s Presidential elections seen from a Spanish village
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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Features
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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
Letters, Opinion
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Letters, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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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Comment, Opinion
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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…

Comment, Opinion
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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…

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Channel 4’s is wrong about being bipolar

The Badger - March 16, 2015

The synopsis of the recent Channel 4 documentary, Being Bipolar, explains that “psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores the dramatic rise in bipolar diagnoses, looking at the condition from…

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Why I can’t live on a student budget

The Badger - March 16, 2015

I never see my student loan, it all goes straight on rent and bills, bills, bills; and because of this, I’ve had to keep up part-time work…

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Learning to drive, and what happens if you eventually pass

The Badger - March 14, 2015

Can you drive? Well done. Seriously, it took me four times to get my license; by the fourth time my instructor basically said: ‘well, you’ve got nothing…

Reading for pleasure? It's essential
Letters, Opinion
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Letters, Opinion
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Reading for pleasure? It's essential

The Badger - March 13, 2015

Dear Badger,  When did you last read a book? How many books have you read this year? Have you ever borrowed a novel from the library? If…

Why HeForShe is not as representative as it seems
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Comment, Opinion
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Why HeForShe is not as representative as it seems

The Badger - March 12, 2015

September 2014: Emma Watson launches the HeForShe campaign, inviting all men into feminism. September 2014: the first meeting of the University of Sussex Women’s Group. The topic? How…

The blame for tuition fees can be laid at the feet of Tony Blair
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Comment, Opinion
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The blame for tuition fees can be laid at the feet of Tony Blair

The Badger - March 11, 2015

After Labour leader Ed Miliband announced that university tuition fees would be cut from £9,000 per year to £6,000 if his party wins May’s general election, many…