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This job will pay £30 to have your beard stroked

Holly Smith
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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and make lots of money (especially if you’re bearded!). Grooming brand Mo Bro’s are looking for men to have their beard stroked by stressed out shoppers. And they’ll get paid a healthy £30 for doing so. Whaaat? According to medical journal, Frontiers in Psychology, ‘warm touches’ between humans release […]

Facebook have introduced a messenger app for kids

Elizabeth Whittingham
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This week Facebook have launched a new version of their messenger app, specifically catered towards children under the age of 13, with the claim that it will make conversing online much safer for small children. Yet, is this a good initiative? Or it is encouraging children to start young when it comes to experiencing the […]

This Manchester Student has started a petition to house homeless people over the winter

Elizabeth Whittingham
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‘one in every 200 – are officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes’ This Manchester Student has started a petition to house homeless people over the winter. Considerable sections of the largest student area in Manchester are filled with empty, vacant halls. Owen’s Park hosts three buildings which stand empty in Fallowfield, called […]

Austria has just legalised Gay Marriage

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Following in the footsteps of Germany, Australia and Chile, Austria has just legalised gay marriage! The Austrian court argued that by having civil partnership for lesbian and gay citizens, and marriage for heterosexual couples, a division was being caused, that deemed gay people to be less entitled to the act of marriage. Therefore, as of […]

A University of Birmingham student shut down Trump’s Twitter Account

Elena Cotton
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Bahtiyar Dusyak, a former Banking and Finance student at the University of Birmingham, has hit the headlines for being revealed as the man behind President Trump’s Twitter deactivation. Dusyak, originally from Germany, studied his undergrad at Birmingham, moving to the US to finish his post-grad in California. Dusyak was employed as a temporary worker on […]

Student publishes list of ‘sexual predator’ professors

Elena Cotton
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24 year old law student, Raya Sarkar, has published a list of over 50 Indian professors, accusing them of sexual harassment. The list was published on Facebook and received over 1,000 shares. The professors included were named alongside their university affiliations, although all details of the allegations against them and the accusers were omitted. Whilst […]

Tories vote that animals cannot feel pain

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It appears that the Conservative Party have excelled once again in their vendetta against animals, from May urging the reinstatement of fox hunting, to all that badger culling, they have now passed a bill stating that animals do not experience emotions, including the ability to feel pain. Currently in the process of working on the […]