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Is he a Roadman?
News, Opinion

Is he a Roadman?

Rukhe Omo on the misuse of terms like 'Roadman' and why we need to so something about it. Having been at university a substantial amount of time, the misuse of some terms, particularly by those whose information about inner-city cultures comes from the media, I believe desperately needs to be addressed.  As we enter a new year in which the pandemic seems nearing its end, it is more important than ever to set resolutions and intentions for meaning and understanding. With that being said, in 2022 the correct definition and understanding of the root and impact of the arguably coded term ‘roadman’ on working-class males will be known!  A ‘roadman’ is an individual who does ‘road’, that being to engage in illegal activities. This is encouraged by disparities in wealth within...
Fact or Fiction?
News, Opinion

Fact or Fiction?

How technology is helping to disrupt the truth ‘Fake News’ is a phrase most frequently associated with the likes of Donald Trump, pointing the finger at journalists for their sensationalist, subjective reporting and blaming them for the hate he received by many. Journalists have a lot of responsibility in that regard – we are a society built on the opinions of the masses and journalists have a large stake in swaying that opinion. Many also associate this issue with a rising ‘cancel culture’- one bad word and the twitter cavalry storm in.  In the twenty-first century, we have got endless information at our fingertips. Thanks to the internet, we can momentarily discover breaking news or the height of a favourite celebrity; any kind of information that will satisfy a curiosity and ...
Brexit: The Effect On Us
Features

Brexit: The Effect On Us

‘Brexit’, the name given to the United Kingdom’s impending leave from the European Union, has and will continue to have effects not only economically, but socially too. When the vote to leave was announced, it became apparent that the majority of young people aged 18-24, particularly those studying at university, were disheartened by this result. It was estimated that nearly 75% of those voting in the 18-24 category wanted to remain as a part of the European Union. Recent statistics show that 6.4% of all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK were non-UK EU nationals, meaning that the EU and EU students are a fundamentally large part of higher-education within the UK. According to the Independent, approximately £3.7 billion is generated as a result of the numerous EU students...