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The toxicity of Zoom fatigue

With almost a year since the first lockdown, Zoom has officially become part of our daily lives. Naturally, any way to communicate with friends or family in the earliest days of the pandemic led to a rise in popularity for apps like Zoom and Team, while the once popular House Party had a swift demise. […]

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Tattoos & Taboos: does it hinder job opportunities?

Tattoos, along with most kinds of body modification, have always been faced with judgement, particularly in westernised society. Tattoos have always been a significant part in historical cultural variations dating back thousands of years, yet they have been seen as a way to define the type of person and worker you are. Oftentimes, these judgements […]

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The highs and lows of TV dating

CW: ableism The spectacle of TV dating exploded onto our screens with The Undateables in 2012, followed by First Dates in 2013 and Naked Attraction in 2016. These shows all offer a more realistic look into the dating lives of the British public, far more than Love Island ever will.  TV dating offers some of […]

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Edinburgh students should back the “Back off Chalmers” group

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, Chalmers Sexual Health unit has seen monthly appearances of anti-abortion protests on their doorstep. In the wake of this, a group of University of Edinburgh students have set up the campaign group “Back Off Chalmers” to counter their protests. The campaign is working towards persuading Edinburgh Council to enforce a 100-metre buffer […]

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Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the debate has built up momentum and some people’s minds could be changing in favour of an independent Scotland. If Scotland did become independent, how […]

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The Positives of Covid-19

2020 has been dominated by the news of the Coronavirus as it has swept the world and released the turmoil of a pandemic upon us. Within the short three months of the new decade the virus has been able to spread through countries and affect thousands. With Italy struggling, Spain facing the same and Britain […]

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Hellish conditions of Amazon warehouses revealed in latest reports

Our society has begun to revolve around consumer needs, depending upon the speediness of one-day delivery and keeping up with the ever-changing system of the latest trends. The pressure placed on staff working in Amazon’s warehouses has been highlighted previously by the Channel 4 undercover series Dispatches: Secrets of Amazon. The constant demand of sales […]

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Female sexuality in the Love Island era

Love Island returned at the beginning of January to allow some sun into the miserable winter. Within the first week, the ITV series was already receiving many complaints, mostly focusing around the entrance of the two twins, Jess and Eve. Some viewers said that the show was feeding into the so-called ‘twin fetish’ as the […]