Globally, 1 in 7 people live with a disability, 80% of which are invisible, according to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Type 1 diabetes is one such disability that over 9 million people live with. The Student spoke to Valentina Giai, a Masters student at The University of Edinburgh, who wants to bring more awareness […]
Has Madeleine McCann been found?
The infamous case of Madeleine McCann, a young girl who went missing in 2007 on a family holiday in Portugal, has recently resurfaced on social media with Julia Faustyna’s claims that she is the child who tragically disappeared nearly sixteen years ago. Faustyna created the handle @Iammadeleinemcann and gained more than one million followers. Her […]
According to Self-Publishing Advice, romance books generated $1.44 billion last year and maintained the streak of being the highest-selling book genre worldwide. Yet it continues to face backlash online. It is branded as ‘cringe’ and often not seen as ‘real’ literature. I believe romance books are as genuine as any other literature and can contribute […]
Has ‘true crime’ gone too far?
I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent disappearance of Nicola Bulley, a Lancashire mother of two, who has been missing since January 27th. Although disappearances are unfortunately not that uncommon, Nicola’s case has gripped the nation and frequents the front pages of the newspapers. What is particularly striking about the case is not the extensive […]
TikTok Literature: Worth the Read?
Books recognised and promoted through TikTok have faced both universal love and scrutiny. Some say they are far from “actual” literature and undeserving of the hype surrounding them. Others label them as incredible reads that they couldn’t put down. I decided to evaluate the most popular ‘Booktok’ texts and conclude which ones, if any, I […]
Is the de-influencing era upon us?
If you’ve been on TikTok in the past week, you might have heard something about a scandal involving beauty influencer Mikayla Noguiera and some false eyelashes. Apparently, Mikayla used false eyelashes during an ad for the new L’Oréal Telescopic Lift mascara to her 14.4 million followers, much to the outrage of the internet, who claimed […]
I yearn for the sick thrill of a £5,000 TikTok haul. How else would I be able to see the contents of an exclusive PR box, comically large and containing near my yearly rent, if not for these influencers, gorgeous and toned and wealthier at 22 than most people will ever be in their low-income […]
If anyone is in the market for a new favourite autumnal album, look no further than Noah Kahan’s third studio album ‘Stick Season.’ Named for the time of year in New England just before the first snow when all the trees are bare, this album is perfect for the cooler weather, changing leaves, and long […]