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Liberation VS Limitation: Gay Pride VS Identity Sectionalism

No one wants to be the fat gay kid stuck in the last lane at swim practice. Especially, nobody wants to be that kid in the heart of Virginia, which isn’t quite the Deep South, but is not liberal by any means. Growing up, Lawrence Vs. Texas was the only rhetoric that even mentioned gay […]

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The trend of online minimalism: what works for you

In the span of one decade, smartphones have grown into a multi-trillion pound industry. Following the mainstream appeal of Apple’s first-generation iPhone in 2007, the business has only expanded, feeding into every area of daily life. Unsurprisingly, smartphone use has proliferated massively throughout this past decade, doubling from twelve hours in 2009, to upwards of […]

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A look back at the Festival of Creative Learning

The brief lull in a semester populated by early tutorials, lengthy assignments, and waning lecture attendance, has gained a plethora of new nicknames over the years and has now been christened ‘the Festival of Creative Learning’. From administrative appellations like ‘Consolidation Week’ to monikers like ‘Flexible Learning Week,’ this small hiatus is actually far more […]

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Intimate relationships policy brings more questions than answers

Only four days after St. Valentine’s Day, an email was sent out to the entirety of The University of Edinburgh’s staff and student body; the headline: ‘New Policy on Disclosure of Intimate Relationships.’ At first glance I thought it was a less-than-subtle dig at those of us lone wolves who had not found a date […]

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Pioneering the Paralympics: From persecution to progression

Four decades before it was destroyed by the Holocaust before its buildings were burnt to the ground and replaced with acres of barbed wire, the city of Chorzów, Poland was home to an unassuming man who would soon inspire social acceptance and celebration of the disabled for ages to come. It was in the small […]

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The Student’s top podcasts picks for mental health awareness week

It is 2018 and if you don’t have a NYT best-selling book or a Youtube channel, you’re hosting a podcast. Without the production costs, network dependency, and scripted nature of television or film, podcasts have emerged as an inexpensive and reliable platform to discuss both humorous anecdotes and important issues for a niche audience. However, […]