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Culture Literature Waiting for Valentine's

“The Rachel Papers”: Review

With some misfortune I managed to choose to write for the Valentine’s day issue of The Student rather than any other ordinary issue. Not that I particularly disapprove of the celebration of amour, it’s just that I already pre-empt cringing at anything I write on the subject. Nevertheless, here we are. Quite blandly, I have […]

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Film Reviews Waiting for Valentine's

Marley & Me: Review

To build up excitement before Valentine’s Day, why not make some popcorn, grab your favourite blanket, and enjoy watching the daily life of a mischievous and cute little Labrador retriever? In case you’re wondering, Marley was indeed a real dog and he belonged to John and Jennifer Grogan. Based on a 2005 bestselling book, the […]

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Culture Literature Waiting for Valentine's

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

This Valentine’s day, lovingly give yourself the gift of Madeline Miller’s 2018 novel ‘Circe’ and learn about romance from the immortal sorceress who had her eternal share of relationship difficulties and triumphs. Circe is the daughter of the Sun, Helios, and the nymph Perse, however despite her formidable parentage she is not as powerful as […]

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Culture Literature Waiting for Valentine's

Geoffrey Chaucer and the Legend of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day incoming, I turn to Geoffrey Chaucer—a man whose work is loved and hated in equal measure—in search of some clarity on this franchised holiday. The works that spring to mind when contemplating the so-called “father of English literature” are The Canterbury Tales, which have arguably pained the high school reader for decades. […]

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Culture Theatre Waiting for Valentine's

Theatre Shows To Watch With Your Beau

With theatres reopening and Valentine’s Day just ’round the corner, there’s no excuse to not be heading to the stage. The arts have had a difficult few months. With several shows having to cancel productions, there is no better time than the present to support live theatre! There is a LOT to look forward to […]

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Art Culture Waiting for Valentine's

The Perfect Valentine’s Date for Art Lovers

For those who are looking for a different kind of Valentine’s As Valentine’s day approaches, there is perhaps no better date spot than the classic museum excursion. Gazing dreamily into each other’s eyes while looking at beautiful paintings and photography is both super romantic and a great way to make sure you have something to […]