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Come Dine with Us – thoughts on a student experiment

Many months ago, amidst the stream of dull days where we pretended to watch pre-recorded lectures, a lightbulb graced the mind of my pseudonymous flatmate – to host a ‘Come Dine with Me’ extravaganza within the flat. Across five consecutive nights, each of us would culinarily compete for bragging rights and a free dinner out. […]

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Prince Andrew Settlement: disappointment or a win for victims?

This article was originally submitted on the 17th March On the 15th of February, Prince Andrew settled the sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre out of court, for an undisclosed sum. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York was sued by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her while she was under […]

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Your guide to Euphoria makeup

After eons of waiting, Euphoria season two has finally arrived, along with the familiar trends of crazy outfits and ridiculous eyeshadow. While the rest of you have spent the past two years wearing “normal” and “school appropriate” makeup, the glitter tears simply never stopped for me. Here are my top tips for a bold eye […]

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Newsflash: University isn’t fun for everyone

University. One of those words that brings up a plethora of stereotypical images. We all have an idea of what our university experience should look like – coffee dates with friends, studying in the library, heading out for a drink at a bar and clubbing into the early hours. But does every student’s life really […]

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How to cope with failure: unpacking success at University

It seems sometimes that the fear of failure inflicts more distress than failure itself. Out of the many emotions students may feel on a daily or weekly basis, there seems no bigger dread than failure. We reside within a culture that seems to have an invisible cloak of shame when it comes to things not […]

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Why are periods still not taken seriously?

England’s latest policy review puts Women’s health and safety on the line. Recent statements from Northern Irish Health Minister Robin Swann are just another reminder that our society still has a long way to go before it achieves gender equality. Turning down a proposal to make period products free in all schools, colleges, and public […]

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Adele & The Female Body Politic

Sporting a yellow corseted dress, voluminous blonde hair and her signature cat-eye, Adele recently reappeared in the public eye after a 5-year hiatus as the cover star of British Vogue’s November issue. The issue comprises an article detailing her first interview since 2016, in which she speaks to Giles Hattersley ahead of the release of […]

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Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Recommended by Literature Editors Molly Whitehouse & Armaan Verma The Lost Metal by Brandon SandersonThe Lost Metal will be the long-awaited finale to Era 2 of the Mistborn series, the latest of which was published way back in 2016. Violeta by Isabela AllendeWritten by one of the most successful female Latin-American authors of all time, […]