Category : Columns

The Joy of Untranslatable Words

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Gezellig (pronounced heh-ZELL-ig) is that feeling when you are cuddled up watching films with your favourite friends in bed eating ice cream and feeling cosy. It’s being at pre-drinks where the alcohol is flowing, you like everyone there, and you just feel comfortable. It’s that feeling you get when you … Read More

There’s Women and Social media Trolls

3 years ago / 0 comments

*TW: Rape* Without debate, the world would probably be an easier but perhaps a less exciting place. It’s completely within someone’s rights to disagree with your opinion, but what happens when the debate turns ugly? While social media can be a great thing, whether it’s being used to catch up … Read More

12 steps to Christmas

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With Christmas fast approaching I thought it was about time to get everyone on the tinsel-covered bandwagon and into the Christmas spirit. I know not everyone is happy about it – you Grinches know who you are – but unfortunately for you ‘tis the season to make your lives a … Read More

Binge-watching: I’ve started it so I’ll finish it

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binge-watch (verb): to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession. Sound familiar? Turns out you’re not alone. ‘Binge-watch’ has been named as Collins Dictionary’s word of the year, and it’s easy to see why. As a student in my fourth year … Read More

Britain’s Surveillance Society: Is Big Brother watching you?

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Having watched Channel 4’s Hunted I suddenly find myself wondering how often I’m being watched going about my everyday life. For those of you who didn’t see Hunted (why not?!) it was a reality show where 14 members of the public turned fugitive and went on the run for 28 … Read More

Um… shall we go halves?

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So there I was, up at 2am, with Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’ and a duvet as my only company. If you haven’t watched ‘First Dates’ before: firstly, shame on you, and secondly, allow me to summarise. Each week the programme matches together lots of singles and films their blind dates … Read More

Fireworks Night for the non-Romantics

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Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Hey remember, remember how shit fireworks night was last year? Me too. Being single can suck at the best of times but we don’t need the … Read More

Why autumn is my favourite season

3 years ago / 0 comments

We are so lucky to have the changing seasons in this country. Out of all of the seasons my favourite time of year is Autumn for many reasons. It is the perfect balance between the hot sweaty days of summer (or at least the few weeks we get abroad from … Read More

21 going on 15

3 years ago / 0 comments

“Is your mummy or daddy here?” My 18th birthday, and my first holiday away from parents, I am walking through security when this woman rudely interrupts my sophisticatedly sassy I-am-of-age strut. In shushing tones, I swiftly assert;“I’m 18 and they’re at home.” My head spins frantically to assess how many … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: D is for Depression

3 years ago / 0 comments

Although it’s one of the most common mental illnesses, the misconceptions about depression are still prevalent and helping to contribute to the overall stigma that surrounds it. Everyone feels down in themselves from time to time, but the persistent sadness, apathy and hopelessness that comes with depression (along with a … Read More