Flash Friday 19/2: Zika, Tinder and ethical fashion

Flash Friday 19/2: Zika, Tinder and ethical fashion

Flash Friday 19/2: Zika, Tinder and ethical fashion

We’ve spotted a lot of breaking and live news this week – from varsities to murder investigations.

Our top stories:

LIVE: Kent Varsity 2016

By Matthew Seary for Inquire
Image: Team Kent

Image: Team Kent

We loved Inquire’s round-the-clock coverage of one of the biggest events in Kent’s sporting calendar. Check it out!


Zika virus: What is it and will it affect me?

By Rebecca Thorpe for Mancunion
Image: Wikimedia

Image: Wikimedia

As mini journalists, we love covering world news. This investigation into Zika – a virus that is plaguing South America – is well worth a read.


Breaking: 37 arrested in connection with killing of Cambridge alumni Giulio Regeni, reports say

By Stevie Hertz for The Cambridge Student
Image: Twitter

Image: Twitter

Egyptian police forces are believed to have arrested 37 suspects in connection with the killing of Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni. The police are reporting that they have traced Regeni’s phone signal to an apartment, where they claim he was killed, according to an Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm and since covered in The Times.

The 37 arrested have all previously been detained on charges relating to kidnap and murder. However, when asked by The Times, the Egyptian investigations team denied the reports of the arrests, and the strength of the phone evidence is being questioned by the final person to call Regeni.


Tinder: The heart of the obsession

By Lian Brooks for Epigram
Image: Denis Bocquet

Image: Denis Bocquet

I love this. I don’t love Tinder, but I find the fact it was posted on Valentine’s day particularly amusing. Lian Brooks dives into the heart of the dating app.


Is King’s leading the way for sustainability?

By Maria Geftar for Roar News

Recent consumer reports set the value of the UK ethical fashion market at £144 million for 2012, against about £26 billion for the UK fashion market as a whole. Consumers in the UK spend about £780 per head per year, purchasing around 2.15 million tonnes (35kg per person) of which seven eighths is discarded and goes to land waste.

Maria Geftar investigates how King’s is bucking this trend.


The do’s and don’ts of living with a flatmate

By Mollie Merrifield for Trident Media
Image: Trident Media

Image: Trident Media

Don’t sleep with them, tell your s/o your intentions and don’t get drunk then sleep with them.


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