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Past articles by Naomi:

‘A band member got high and jumped on a forklift’: unsung heroes of the music industry share their secrets

Performers get the adoration, but where would they be without the crew toiling in pop’s engine room? Four backstage reveal all → Read More

How much?! The absurdity of inflation in Argentina – photo essay

Cash is virtually worthless, it’s cheaper to cover walls with peso bills than to buy wallpaper, and simple shopping trips turn into expeditions to find the best deals … Photographer Irina Werning captures the chaos → Read More

Button pushers: the artists making music from mushrooms

Musicians and scientists armed with synths and electrodes are plugging in to mushrooms and cacti to encourage humans to reconnect with the Earth → Read More

Dining across the divide: ‘I got the distinct impression she was implying I was racist’

Neither has ever voted Tory, and they both hate Boris. But will they find common ground over anything else? → Read More

Dining across the divide: ‘We could both see how Brexit has hastened the debate around a united Ireland’

They disagree strongly on Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn – but can these self-confessed lefties find common ground over dinner? → Read More

Dining across the divide: ‘He takes a Dominic Cummings approach of razing things to the ground’

She’s lived and worked in Europe, he wants to abolish the EU. Can these strangers find common ground over dinner? → Read More

No school, no hair cut: one girl’s journey through one of the world’s longest Covid lockdowns

Antonella Bordon’s hair was her family’s pride and joy. But as the pandemic kept her out of school for 18 months, the 12-year-old Argentinian vowed to lop it all off as soon as she could return to the classroom → Read More

'People thought I was too young to protest': the rise of student activism

A decade ago, students protested over austerity. Now they’re campaigning against racism, climate breakdown and equality → Read More

‘I thought my head was exploding’: How soaring eye injuries have become a global symbol of protest

With the rise in adoption and use of ‘less-lethal’ weaponry across the world, losing your sight can be the price of expressing your voice, as Naomi Larsson and Charis McGowan report from Santiago, Chile → Read More

Will your student finances add up? The lowdown on loans, bursaries and jobs

Once you’ve got a place at university via clearing, financial support comes in many different forms. Here’s how to get your head around them all → Read More

Chile police using Covid-19 quarantine as pretext to crush protest, activists say

Demonstrations over hunger by people thrown out of work by the pandemic have been met with violent repression → Read More

Killed for defending the planet: Murder of environmental activists reaches record high

Gabriel Paun has been living in hiding for three years. It took the environmental defender a year to prepare for a new existence that would, he hoped, save his life. For weeks, he was effectively on the run, using only cash so he could not be traced. Five years ago, he had been investigating the construction of a hydropower plant and alleged illegal logging on the protected → Read More

Women Survivors of Torture Under Pinochet Fight His Grandniece's Appointment as Women's Minister

Women survivors of sexual torture under Augusto Pinochet's 17-year dictatorship in Chile never felt that the horrors suffered during that time have ever been adequately confronted, allowing his legacy to remain intact. Then his relative was appointed to a political role protecting women's rights. → Read More

A journey to mindful sex: how a new app is helping women find sexual wellbeing

Ferly uses cognitive behavioural therapy and other techniques to help its users overcome sexual difficulties or to become more aware of their bodies and discover what works for them → Read More

Campus lockdown: how to cope alone in university halls

Being isolated in student accomodation can be distressing, but these expert tips will help you get through this difficult period → Read More

Beaten, mutilated and forced to undress: Inside Chile’s brutal police crackdown against protesters

Security forces have deliberately shot demonstrators in the eyes and forced those arrested to strip naked. Some of those affected tell Naomi Larsson  → Read More

‘Floating feedlots’: animals spending weeks at sea on ships not fit for purpose

Animal welfare put at risk on old and ‘inferior’ converted car carriers and cargo ships that are not built to transport livestock → Read More

‘The rapist is you’: Inside the women-led protest against sexual assault in Chile

Blindfolded and dressed in black, thousands of women descend on the Chilean capital and chant what has now become their rallying cry: “El violador eres tu”, or, “The rapist is you.” As Chile enters its seventh week of unrest that has paralysed much of the country, these women are speaking out against the sexual violence against them that is rife in the country. → Read More

Revise, reuse, recycle: how to be a sustainable student

From cutting out beef to repairing old clothes, here are some tips for freshers who want to be green at university → Read More

'The youth generation is united': the uni students striking for the climate

As environmental activism grows in schools, anger with government inaction is mounting across university campuses → Read More