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The Accidental Re-birth of the Western Alliance

This article was originally uploaded on the 19th March There are many things Putin probably didn’t anticipate when he mounted his full-scale invasion of Ukraine last month.  One of these is the extent and efficacy of Ukrainian resistance which has turned what he planned would be a swift annexation into a potentially lengthy war of […]

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How Diverse are the 2022 Oscar Nominations?

After last year’s virtual award ceremony, this year’s Oscars will return to its home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 27th of March. Though tuning in at 1 am in the UK may not be the most appealing idea, the results of these awards will reveal how seriously the film industry is attempting […]

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Burnout: Students feel it too

In 2019, the International Classifications of Diseases in 2019 was updated with a new definition of burn-out. WHO now recognises three diagnosable symptoms: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; feeling negative towards one’s career; and reduced professional productivity. [source] So why, in a pandemic which forced the world to a standstill, has burn-out become almost […]

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Clubs are back, but are they worth it?

Since the hallowed day of January 24th – branded again as “Freedom Day”- clubs have re-opened and the news was followed by great fervour. But many on that specific night didn’t have quite the experience they were hoping for. Instead of the euphoria of dancing and being among people again, it seems many dealt with […]

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Activism vs. the Pandemic

There are many reasons for which this time of year awakens the idea of new beginnings. From resolutions you may or may not keep, to the gym membership you forced yourself to buy, it’s a time for saving and adjusting to life as normal again after the merry, consumer madness of December.  This is precisely […]

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Cancel Culture Trio: Rise of the Influencer

High-profile individuals have long influenced consumerism and marketing decisions. The advent of YouTube in 2005 led to lifestyle bloggers pursuing leisure, fashion, tech, and adventure avenues, and Twitter followed close behind in 2006. However, the term “Influencer” as a job title, has only properly emerged since the creation of Instagram in 2010.  Instagram has transformed […]

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Cancel Culture Trio: Does Cancel Culture Really Exist?

“We all have the same 24 hours in a day.” Sound familiar? These are the words that caused a rapid fall from grace for influencer and PrettyLittleThing creative director, Molly-Mae Hauge. A failed attempt at a girlboss-esq mantra that inspired comments calling her “uneducated,” “tone deaf,” and, ultimately, a Thatcherite. Of course, we do not […]

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Cancel Culture Trio: Rise of the Digital Dating Scene

Once upon a time, a brand new dating show hit our screens over the summer of 2015. Far from being the first successful dating show, Love Island changed the game. With season 8 airing in June 2022, and seasons showing in over 20 different countries, Love Island has achieved reality-tv gold status. But why are […]