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Does the Friends reunion mark the rise of ‘uncancelled’ culture?

Rating – ⭐ Who needs enemies when you have Friends like these? The Aniston and Schwimmer ‘real life’ love story mirroring the fictional storyline appeared a decoy for dealing with any real issues, proving unaccountability as the true hallmark of the 90s show. Goodbye, old Friends – It’s been great avenging the past and demanding accountability. A former […]

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The resurgence of community under COVID

The idea of community has endured throughout the history of the human race, and its value is seen even more in times of crisis. COVID has problematized the concept of community, as it has either been difficult or impossible to socialise and connect with friends and family in person. COVID has removed students from their […]

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Six things to do as six

As of last Monday, the Scottish government introduced new guidelines which allow only six individuals from two separate households to meet together, both indoors and outdoors. While this makes it a lot harder for us to see our friends and families, worry not – there are still plenty of fun things you can do as […]

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Defining ‘home’ as a third culture kid

Freshly labelled ‘university students’ quickly realise the three questions that can provide a gateway into conversation with their new peers: “what do you study?”, “what year are you in?”, and “where are you from?”. The final question, which at a glance should be the easiest to answer, can actually be the most difficult for many. […]

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Oh, reading week, oh, reading week

How many times have you caught yourself, telling your parents you can´t Facetime right now, because you have to catch up on so many lectures? Or you cannot write back because there is so much reading waiting for you?  How many times have you made excuses for yourself for not answering messages from your old […]

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Friends is still popular, but is it still progressive?

Content warning: references to rape and transphobia  More than 25 years after its first episode aired, Friends is among the few television series where its sustained popularity demonstrates just how well it manages to strike a chord across generations. Yet since its 2018 renaissance – the streaming giant Netflix paid $100 million just to retain […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

How to deal with common flatmate problems

One of the hardest and most stressful parts of living at university is often not the studying and workload, but is, in fact, living with new people away from home, and dealing with all the problems that come with it. Common problems that can arise include issues around cleaning and chores, but also noise complaints […]

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The one with the controversy: Is Friends as insensitive as everyone says it is?

The renowned sitcom Friends, which first aired in 1994, has joined the list of TV shows migrating to Netflix. Running for over 10 years, Friends is a celebrated sitcom due to a combination of both the cast and the writing talent. Since the show’s appearance on UK Netflix in late 2017, however, it has come […]