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Falling in love inside my flat

After spending a year locked up inside my student flat, my gaze has turned inward and I have started romanticising almost everything in sight. (Definitely not my flatmates though so…

June 21st memes: optimistic or anxiety inducing?

CW: anxiety, weight issues Within minutes of Johnson’s announcement of Britain’s roadmap out of quarantine, phones lit up with memes celebrating the long-awaited return of the sesh, as people were…

A letter to my pre-pandemic self

Dear past me, Stop whatever you’re doing right now and buy stocks in zoom…I know you don’t know what that it is yet, but trust me, you will be best…

Basic? I call bullshit: why our simple pleasures should not make us feel guilty

You adore Harry Styles. Exclusively live in leggings (bonus points if they’re Lululemons) and oversized jumpers, and of course are an avid iced-latte drinker. No night out is complete without…

The death of window shopping: Is browsing a thing of the past?

As with the majority of things in today’s world, the pandemic has completely reshaped shopping as we know it. Gone are the days of blissful browsing through Armstrong’s: instead ‘armchair…

Body types aren’t trends: undressing the emerging culture of body trends

CW: eating disorder Body trends. How many times have you scrolled through Instagram and seen a new aesthetic heralded as the new definition of #bodygoals? Thick thighs, thigh gaps, bikini-bridges,…

How this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas ad uncovered a roasting pot of ugly racism

Christmas adverts are an annual highlight across the nation, with many eagerly counting down the days in anticipation for the latest clips of Christmas cheer. After the trials of 2020,…

Your favourite winter menu recommendations

This year a whole host of seasonal goodies have been launched by supermarkets and cafés alike and just in time too! As our hands slowly become victim to the classically…