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Comedians of the Month: June Edition

With the university term over, the question on many of our minds will be how to entertain ourselves until lockdown is relaxed further. I have personally found it helpful to fill my time with easily-accessible materials that provide an immediate distraction to my mundane lockdown routine. All of the shows and books provided I found […]

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Comedians of the Month: Lockdown Edition

With BBC News acting as a constant buzz in the background of my house, and most homes nation-wide throughout this lockdown, it’s crucial to find moments throughout the day when you can focus on something apart from the current pandemic; though it is hard to do so.  Whether you’re isolated in a university flat, or […]

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How cheerleading has been sexualised by the media

What do you think of when a person talks about ‘cheerleading’? Pep rallies? Every American high school movie? Valid associations. However, after recently going through tryouts to become part of the Edinburgh University CHeerleading Club (EUCC) Vixens, I became curious about whether the portrayal of cheerleading in the media and online has hindered the awareness […]

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For men, suicide prevention will take a lot more than a hashtag

Content warning: mentions suicide. We, as a society, have done a disservice to men across the nation. The ‘It’s OK Not to Be OK’ movement swarmed across social media this summer, with celebrities and peers posting pictures advocating for awareness regarding the mass epidemic of male suicide in our society. However, now that the ferocious veracity […]