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Combatting post-uni panic

It’s that time of year again; deadlines aplenty thrust at students with seemingly reckless abandon, grad job application deadlines rearing their ugly heads, and graduation looming just around the corner for those in their final year. Ah, graduation: that ominous threshold that marks the boundary between youthful irresponsibility and facing that dreaded question: “Have you […]

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Do it yourself Secret Santa: low cost, high reward

With Secret Santa deadlines fast approaching, we all know the drill: last-minute, under-a-tenner panic purchase from whatever shop is still open at 6pm the night before the gifts are to be gifted, or, if you’re that guy in the friendship group, the morning of. Until today, that guy might, indeed, have been you, but watch […]

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The risking of the special relationship?

Whilst Joe Biden’s election was met with jovial singing in the streets of New York City, some abstained from partaking in the festivities after it was reported that Biden does not care for the UK’s very own Boris Johnson. Not only could this (albeit, anticipated) revelation risk the UK’s important Special Relationship with the US, […]

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No longer a man’s world: what Kamala Harris’ win means for women everywhere

Earlier in November, the world watched as Joe Biden was elected as America’s next President, making history in the process. Not because Biden is the 45th white male to ascend to the nation’s highest office, and not because he will be the oldest elected President ever (haps baps for Friday, Joe – the big 7-8!). […]

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‘United against bullying’: bullying doesn’t end after high school

CW: suicide It’s happened to the best of us. We’ve placed a pair of socks carefully into the washing machine drum, only to return an hour later and find that, mysteriously, only one sock has made it through the cycle. Well, this Anti-Bullying Week, it’s that remaining sock’s time to shine. On Monday, young people […]

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Biden has clinched the election, but the US is as divided as ever

At time of writing, three days after the final US election ballot was cast, the identity of the next term’s President remains shrouded in mystery (or, at least, unannounced). Biden has taken a comfortable lead, with 264 electoral votes to Trump’s meagre 214 and Pennsylvania being the most recent swing state to apparently swing his […]

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Why oversharing on social media shouldn’t be frowned upon

Since its conception, social media has been a forum for society to promote a stylised, optimal version of themselves. Good news to good hair days are shared like it’s going out of fashion: ‘soccer moms’ have never found it easier to broadcast their daughter’s successful penalty kick, and spurned lovers have never been more adept […]

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Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign: too little too late for diversity?

The 2020 Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign encourages us to be ‘Merry and Cozy’ in their lacy lingerie. A first glance sees Barbara Palvin attired in a silk robe and pink underwear situation, toothbrush in mouth as if she’s been caught in the act. It’s difficult to discern how the brand’s new collection will supply the […]