Friday special: A 2016 video diary

A while back we promised you a video recapping the oddity that was 2016… that was a work in progress. From video exchange crises to dastardly long upload times: the journey to uploading was a long one coming. But thankfully it’s here! The video you’re about to watch was filmed by Tracy Achonowa, blogger at…

Introducing: The Tales from Haverstock Series

  A message from The Editor: So in early November, I was emailed by Emma Collins, press officer at the UCLU Amnesty International Society. She informed me of an outreach project she’d been working on with the Journalism club at a local secondary school in Camden. I was asked if I’d be interested in featuring the…

The ‘Bathroom Debate’: A Blow to the Face of Justice

Eshi Vaz, The Amnesty Health Contributor (amongst other things) tells us what she really thinks about the ongoing ‘bathroom debate’…. “No child deserves the burden of being used as a political pawn and political prey” The pivot around which a free society turns is the equality of all of its citizens and their inalienable right…

The Truth about Ukraine

Guest Contributor and Ukrainian Native Anna Tarasenko writes this telling and controversial piece on the falsities of the Ukrainian reality from her perspective…. As early as 5 years ago, responses to “I am from Ukraine”, would usually see me hear things like: “That’s part of Russia, right?” Ukraine as a country was unknown, despite gaining its independence some 25…

“Hey Baby”- the catcalling conundrum

Women’s Editor, Anne Blanken, shares her disdain at a practise that continues to rare its ugly head each time a woman walks down the street…  Head up, stand tall. Focus on a point in the distance. Don’t make eye contact. Adjust clothing to cover any bare skin – discretely. Don’t be obvious. Appear confident, they smell…

Photoseries: Mexico City’s fight for love

Culture Editor and real life Indiana Jones, Elliote Long, shares these photos taken as she witnessed the equality march in Mexico City… Captions and photographs are the words and sentiments of Elliote Long                                    

UCL’s What Do You Think?: Amnesty Special

Hannah Overton recounts a very special What Do You Think Day Have you ever been to a rave in the snow? Before Saturday the 11th of February I too would have looked at you strangely if you’d asked me that. But that was before I took part in UCL’s Mental Health Awareness Day called What…

Amor Es Amor: The fight for marriage equality in Mexico

Culture Editor Elliote Long, reflects on the current situation in Mexico and discusses the realities of true marriage equality within the nation…     In 2009, Mexico City made history by becoming the first city in Latin America to approve marriage equality for LGBT+ people. Last month, LGBT+ activists in the capital were celebrating again…

Music that makes you think

Editor In Chief, Augusta Senenssie, sheds light on a topic close to hear heart: music. In this week’s Culture piece, she shares 5 of her favourite artists who each have powerful messages to share… So, I love music. More importantly, I love ‘music that makes me think’ and feel and understand things about the world that…

Who am I? The identity crisis

Annie Komarova reflects on her struggles with identity since leaving Ukraine in 2008 ‘Hey, you must be so excited to be going home tomorrow!’ I said enthusiastically as I stepped into Anna’s bedroom. She was returning home after a long first term at university. I could tell she was ready to go, she’d been talking…