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Christmas Is (Already) In the Air?

My flatmates already hate me for this, but for me, Christmas begins in September. You heard that right. If you ever visit my humble abode, you will faintly be able to hear Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé’s chocolatey voice and iconic Christmas tunes from my incredibly thin bedroom walls, intermingling with the smell of even […]

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Voices

India Gasps For Air. All I Can Do Is Watch.

I woke up last Thursday morning, and instead of the motivational quotes I usually stumble across on my Instagram stories, I saw black screens that read out “URGENT!” in bold red letters. Two of them were from my kindergarten friends. They were both asking for plasma donations for their family members. My heart dropped. “Is […]

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Lifestyle

The Power of the Unplug

It always starts with that one story: “I’ll be off of Instagram and Snapchat for now. Message me on Whatsapp if you need to reach me!”, the caption reads. It’s positioned right next to my stressed-out-self. I mask my worries with a peace sign and a slight smile. I hit share, and immediately a green […]

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The library attack should never have happened, how will the university respond?

Content warning: racial abuse and violence. I remember the amount of reluctance I felt whilst applying to university. My high school provided me with a lot of support and guidance which I could rely on to choose how I would want the next three/four years of my life to be lived. However, like any other […]

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Music Singles

Lana Del Rey: Let Me Love You Like A Woman

Rating: 2 out of 5 Through her songs’ flowery yet dark lyrical prose coupled with herunique tone of sound, Lana Del Rey is able to make anyone feel like they’re in a black and white Hollywood romance film set in the 1960s. Her newest single ‘Let Me Love You Like a Woman’ is no exception. […]

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Music Singles

Sam Smith shows maturity on Diamonds

It has been said that music has the ability to strike a chord within someone only when it hits closest to home. Sam Smith, iconic English singer-songwriter, is a super-human of sorts as he has the ability to make everyone (literally everyone) relate to the anecdotal experience in his lyrics – no matter if  you’re […]