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The Power of the Unplug

It always starts with that one story: “I’ll be off of Instagram and Snapchat for now. Message me on Whatsapp if you need to reach me!”, the caption reads. It’s positioned right next to my stressed-out-self. I mask my worries with a peace sign and a slight smile. I hit share, and immediately a green […]

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Leaving lockdown at your own pace

As the anniversary of when we first entered lockdown approaches, now more than ever, we’re all probably feeling ready to escape the perimeters of our confinement. Luckily, the roadmap to normality has been announced, and the 21st of June is pencilled into everybody’s diaries (or should I say firmly outlined with a permanent marker?). And […]

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Dry January: speculations of an accidentally sober student

The words “sober” and “student” aren’t often strung together in the same sentence – and that’s mostly down to the fact that drinking is seen as a quintessential part of the student experience (at least in Britain, where the legal drinking age is 18). Shots, pints, cocktails, glasses of wine… most students have a “go-to” […]

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Why it really is okay to say ‘no’

As we edge closer towards the Christmas holidays, university starts getting serious; there are deadlines, there is coursework, and there are impending exams. But, there are also invites and requests by friends and family to go for coffee, for a walk, to the shops, to have another coffee, walk an extra mile, check out yet […]