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Lifestyle Wellbeing

How do we stop doomscrolling and make social media a worthwhile experience?

The past year has felt like a weird and ironic mix of a dull haze of nothing, and time fleeting in a flash, and many have found themselves doomscrolling. Doomscrolling is choosing to dig through a selection of social media or news posts even though you are aware it is making you feel disheartened. Sound […]

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Corona cuffing: pressing fast-forward on the dating scene

For those who are oblivious to this new term, ‘corona cuffing’, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It simply refers to the more prevalent fast-forward attitude in the dating scene since lockdown started. Whilst people in already established relationships are dealing with increased pressure, working from home, perhaps juggling home-schooling their children on top of this, […]

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Comedy Fringe

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders review

The creative group Cardboard Citizens shares true stories of home homelessness and injustice through theatre.  Their performance of Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders at the Fringe is an entirely immersive and educational experience, directly involving audience members in their play and helping people understand that every homeless person has a unique story.  From the beginning, the audience […]

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Fringe Theatre

Dorian Gray review

Dorian Gray was a much anticipated production by The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre based on the infamous philosophical novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by the Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde.  The group had a difficult task of shortening the highly prestigious novel into a short 55-minute performance, but they handle this […]

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Culture Literature

Everything I Know About Love

The memoir Everything I Know About Love, written by award-winning journalist and Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton, is a quirky, captivating and remarkably relatable tale of growing up in today’s digital jungle. The novel has short chapters which are simply written and easy to follow, thus ideal for the modern-day weekly commuter or student to […]

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Features Lifestyle

Period Poverty: what is it and what can be done to help?

Period poverty is the inability to access feminine sanitary products due to financial limitations. It is an issue that not many would think would be prevalent in a highly developed country like the UK. However, according to Channel 4 News, 1 in 10 teenage girls have, at some point, been unable to afford sanitary products. […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Five Days Challenge: giving up social media

For many modern day teens, five days without Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr or dating apps might be described as a type of hell. However, I undertook the challenge to see whether I could beat the stereotype often ascribed to young people. This being that we are addicted to our phones and unable to operate without constantly […]

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Ridin’ Solo: tackling the myths of travelling alone

Even the mere thought of travelling abroad alone can be daunting for many. However, the stigma surrounding travelling solo is unwarranted, as travelling solo can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. So, see below for some tips on how to eradicate those nerves and how to make the most of the […]