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Coco

This holiday season I went with my very Mexican family and my very American partner, Tyler, on a trip to the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Tyler, who had never been to this part of Mexico, was thoroughly enamoured by the familial atmosphere, the smells, flavours, colours, and of course, the enchanting music. Our […]

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Higher Education: is it a right or a luxury?

On November 14, thousands of students marched in London demanding that free education be funded through taxing the rich. With the Republican tax plan threatening graduate student livelihoods in the US, it is clear that there is disagreement about the role of higher education in both countries. After the infamous broken promise which saw tuition […]

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Let’s reclaim ‘Body Positivity’ to include all bodies

It is virtually impossible to find someone who hasn’t, at some point in their life, felt out of place in their own body. This dysphoria can be due to a multiplicity of factors: family expectation, media standards, illness, physical strain, etc. Contending with the burden of our bodies can be a persistent task, but it […]

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A student friendly guide to throwing a successful dinner party

When it comes to throwing a successful dinner party, it’s about the details. When planning your little soiree, ditch the assumption that it’ll be an expensive evening, as not many students will be expecting ribeye and soufflé to be on the menu. Instead of trying to become Julia Child for a night, focus on three […]

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Spacey’s statement shows entitlement is systematic

Compared to the aggressive defenses that we have seen from other powerful men recently accused of sexual misconduct, Kevin Spacey’s tweet apologising to actor Anthony Rapp, on the surface, seemed surprisingly sincere. Rapp accused Spacey of approaching him when he was just a 14-year-old boy (Spacey was 26) and drunkenly forcing him into a sexually […]

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From Conservative Christians to leftist feminists, consumer anxiety is universal

It is no secret that an appetite for ‘wellness’ exists in our contemporary social sphere. The pressure to participate in a holistic, toxin-free lifestyle is becoming more and more intense, mediated through celebrity culture, social media marketing, and the growing popularity of ethical consumerism. With this rise in our global awareness, there has been an influx of consumer anxiety. […]

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Bowe Bergdahl has been punished enough

“How do I explain to a person that standing in an empty dark room hurts? … How like when you get that feeling when a word is on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t quite remember it. That happened to me, only instead I was like… ‘What am I?’” This is the way […]