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Goldsmiths' Official Student Magazine

In a mesmerizing mix of creative writing, illuminating essay work and urgent call to action, Katrina Nzegwu's piece touches on many vital yet nuanced of the current moment, including the relation of collectivism and individuality to race, colonialism, and class.
Arts and Culture editor Joseph Hewlett-Hall discusses the symbolic and political implications of removing colonial statues, touching on the laziness and cowardice of conservative response to such removals, as well as responses within the Goldsmiths student community towards colonial iconography on our own campus.
"We’re trying to say that we own this space, we’re going to use it to facilitate connections and workshops, but then also facilitate discussions and dialogue and also action against 'Evolve Goldsmiths'" - Arts & Culture Editor Joseph Hewlett-Hall went down to the Student Strike Hub to talk to some of its members and find out more about their aims - this is what he heard.
"As someone who is witnessing Brexit unravel not having voted for it, someone who is only old enough to vote for the first this year and someone who writes critically of politicians and politics, it can become all too easy to sit back and complain about those who are making the decisions and the decisions they make" - Politics Editor Clare Morris provides a reflective review of Tom Black's 'Crisis? What Crisis?’