Categories
Lifestyle

95.9% Reforming Contraception: a call for improvement

The topic of contraception is surrounded by a social stigma, which can mean that many people are left in the dark about the repercussions of their contraceptive decisions. The hypocrisy surrounding this stigma is infuriating. Many people find that accessing birth control can be needlessly difficult, and in some cases traumatic. Additionally, there is a […]

Categories
Music

Opinion: How sustainable are new trends toward vinyl collecting?

Streaming seems to be the way forward in music consumption; it is cheap, accessible, and instantaneous – three big buzzwords in modern life. In only a few decades, streaming has grown to provide more than 75 per cent of  the US music industry’s revenue per year. We have never had a better or an easier […]

Categories
Features Lifestyle

The many benefits of minimalism on mental well-being

Minimalism is a trend that can be applied to almost all aspects of day to day life; decluttering your wardrobe, home, and bags can not only make your life simpler and more spacious, but can also have a great effect on your mental heath and well-being. ‘The Minimalists’ describe minimalism as ‘a tool to rid […]

Categories
Features Lifestyle

An Overview of Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week is an opportunity for all designer houses to launch their latest collections and compete for media attention with other brands. Last week we saw Milan fashion week come into full swing, and it did not disappoint. As well as giving us all our trend predictions for summer 2020, we also saw iconic looks, […]

Categories
Features Lifestyle

The Jordyn Woods scandal and what it says about media’s representation of women

The only celebrity gossip that has been on anyone’s lips has been the Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods cheating scandal. Jordyn sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith to give her tale of what happened between her and Tristan and since then, the scandal has turned from a story about the celebrity betrayal of the […]

Categories
albums Music New Sounds

Reformation: a promising release from Glasgow natives The Ninth Wave

4/5 stars It isn’t hard to see how Glasgow-based band The Ninth Wave won best newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards last year; their debut EP Reformation introduces them as a kind of weird, arty, gothic mix of The Vaccines and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Currently touring Scotland (their Edinburgh date is on 26 October at […]

Categories
Music Singles

Morrissey embraces fresh musical perspective on latest single

As a die-hard Smiths fan, my first listen of ‘Spent the Day in Bed’ was a little disappointing. This track is a big change from Morrissey’s early solo work, with bouncy electric piano replacing the Johnny Marr-reminiscent guitar of songs such as ‘Suedehead’.However, a week after originally hearing it the song had massively grown on […]