Farewell Features: an editor’s take on the section’s personal impact

I remember, vividly, the first time I ever wrote for The Student. Indian politician Shashi Tharoor had visited the university, and I was eager to make my mark on the paper, with my passionate views on colonialism and the British empire. Arguably, this could have been a piece for the Comment section. Yet, given that […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

How to help a friend who is dealing with mental health issues

Content warning: discussion of mental health and suicide.  A common (and often exasperated) response to the questions ‘Are you ok’ or ‘How are you’ is ‘I’m fine’. Indeed, for many people, this really reflects how they feel. However, for a good number of others, it masks a whole accumulation of unspoken thoughts and feelings which […]