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The big Christmas university dropout

We are all too familiar with that Sunday night feeling and the dread of going back to class after a long break. The thought of the early mornings, the piles of readings and the pressure of participating in class is enough to give every student the heebie-jeebies. But what if that Sunday night feeling was […]

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Bigorexia: the invisible compulsive disorder

Last Monday, the news that one in ten men training in UK gyms could have an anxiety disorder hit the airwaves. BBC Radio One’s Newsbeat reported that ‘bigorexia’ can lead to depression, use of steroids and even suicide. The condition places pressure – mainly on men, but it also affects women – to be more […]

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Play within a play: the tricky art of political staging

Theatre Uncut at the Traverse paves the way for a discussion of political theatre: All theatre is going to be political”, says playwright James Graham in a video for the National Theatre. Even going right back to Shakespeare, any play can be interpreted politically. However, political theatre is different in that its intention is to […]