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I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here

We’re all familiar with the classic headlines. “Tulisa’s Cocaine Deal Shame“; “Jen’s Big Secret”; and even “Lauren Goodger narrowly avoids walking into puddle during day out in Essex.” (Yes, that’s news according to MailOnline). The headlines that make us want to rip up the paper we’re holding, and yet, we can’t help but read on. […]

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First Year: Daunting but Brilliant

Freshers’ week: that magical time that comes around but once in your university career (unless you want to be that creepy fourth year who still hangs around Pollock Halls). For the uninitiated it represents an optimistic promise of youthful abandonment as you meet, bond and unavoidably embarrass yourself in front of your fellow first years. […]

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The rise of the celebrity conscience

In today’s society it appears that the social and political reach of celebrities outweighs that of elected politicians. Celebrities, elected through the attention of the media and general population, have a power of influence that most politicians do not: David Cameron has 797,000 followers on Twitter, a meagre sum in comparison to Emma Watson’s 14.7 […]

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Seismic shifts

Last week, the climate change movement experienced a jolting resurrection. On Tuesday 23 September, heads of state from over 120 countries gathered in New York City for a monumental UN climate summit. “The human, environmental and financial cost of climate change is fast becoming unbearable […] We need a clear shared vision”, said UN Secretary […]

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Scratching the surface of the Oxbridge myth

The term ‘Oxbridge’ usually conjures one of two images in the minds of the public. It can denote an exclusive institution full of wealthy, bright young things and eccentric professors; a place of ‘dreaming spires’ and too much opulence, perfect for breeding out of touch posh future political leaders and prime ministers. Conversely, it can […]

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The rise and rise of the headphone disco

When Glastonbury Festival launched the UK’s first official ‘silent disco’ in 2005, onlooker Jill Hobson wasn’t a huge fan. She said: “I’d rather feel the music around me, when you feel the bass.” Student Hannah Kassimi and her friends admitted: “I don’t think we’d come back, this is probably just an experience”. In spite of […]

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Divisions between friends

At 20:30 on the 22 September 1994, NBC aired the first episode of a show that would go on to irreversibly transform an entire generation’s relationship with TV. Twenty years later, the names Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Chandler have become indelibly etched onto the hearts and minds of millennials across the globe. However, […]

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Stressed out? Where to go when it all just gets too much

University is supposed to be putting us where we want to be in life, but where does it take us on the days that we are unsure? Where does it put us when our alarms go off and we hit snooze over and over again because that mood we were in last night didn’t go […]