Nature Through a Romantic’s Lens

Featured Artwork: ‘Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct’ by Théodore Géricault As time moves forward, we distance ourselves further away from past ideologies and lifestyles. Intellectual movements become preserved in textbooks, and their products end up framed in museums. Values of the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Modernism are scrutinized and criticized by students aiming to submit provoking…

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How To Save Yemen

Featured Illustration: Takayo Akiyama for Save The Children The past year has been filled with tragedies across Yemen, as the country has been held victim to the proxy war taking countless innocent lives each day. The war has left millions of people across the country on the verge of famine and death, while world leaders…

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Making The Most of the Last Stretch

Featured Illustration: tubik.arts This year has been undeniably difficult. Difficult for those who lost their inspirations, said goodbye to loved ones, stayed in toxic homes, and endured the worst of anxiety — the examples of adversity are endless. This year was despised for many reasons and as we reach its conclusion, this hatred may very…

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What University Students in France Think of the Second National Lockdown

By the end of 2020, France will have spent around one-third of the year under coronavirus lockdown (also known as confinement in French). The most recent one was enacted as a response to what is known nationally as the second wave of the pandemic and began this October 28th. It was initially set to last…

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Our Willingness To Give Up Fast Fashion

Featured Image: Tomas Munita Throughout 2020, infographics have been the new favourite method to deliver information for Instagram users. They’re clear, concise, and quick to digest, catching the eye with bright colours and bold fonts. A topic that infographics touch upon frequently is fast fashion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gaia…

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I Want to Hear it From the Workers: My Hope for Pandemic Literature

Featured Image: United Nations COVID-19 Response I read Zadie Smith’s Intimations near the end of my quarantine, just before I was called back to work. The book is a collection of short essays written during the early months of lockdown that reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Intimations is the first book marketed as a…

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Part XXVIII: Use of Languages in the Republic

Featured Illustration: Lyn Risling *Note: This work was inspired by the history of language imperialism and the constitutions of countries including, but not limited to, India, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Emulating the style of several real constitutions, Levinthia’s constitution devotes long passages to explaining the importance of developing indigenous languages, despite maintaining the use of…

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Nigeria: From #EndSARS to #EndSWAT

Featured Illustration: NIYIOKEOWO A video surfaced online on October 3rd, 2020 showing officers from Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit dragging two men out of a hotel and shooting one of them. It has since sparked nationwide outrage and protests. The #EndSARS hashtag, first created in 2017, has been used and trending on social…

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Am I Lucky?

Featured Image: Mahmoud Abu Zeid Am I lucky I am not American? The guns rattling in my head, The banners, the posters, The Black Lives Matter The kids shaking the country till the government falls to its knees.   Am I lucky I am not Yemeni? Constantly fighting the hunger, the pain, the hurt, The…

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