Category : Blogs

Commercialisation of sport: has it gone too far?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Sport can be incredibly powerful. Indeed, so can advertising. But does this mean the two are incompatible? Has sport been so infused with the commercial that it has lost its meaning and its authenticity? I’m on the fence. Let’s think back to last week’s Super Bowl in the US, the … Read More

The ugly face of the beauty industry: an inclusivity scandal

7 months ago / 0 comments

Charlotte Loughlin discusses Tarte Cosmetics’ newest foundation and its “embarassing” shade range which fails to be inclusive to POC. In January, Tarte Cosmetics came under fire from the beauty community after the release of its much-anticipated Shape Tape Foundation in both matte and hydrating formulas. The Foundation, inspired by Tarte’s … Read More

Properties, penny-pinching and pigeons: one man’s plight

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Landlords can be cruel. Especially those puppeteering the lucrative student property business in Leeds. Pulling all the strings from their position of power, tweaking penniless undergrad underlings; a few years in student housing will teach you that anything goes. When it comes to maintenance, there’s a general rule: If you … Read More

100 years on: a tribute to the forgotten Suffragettes

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On the 6th of February 1918 many British women were granted the right to vote, as the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed by Parliament. Although it was significant progress, it is important today to remember which women were given the right to vote. Only women above the … Read More

A period of willpower and lifestyle change: giving up animal products for Lent

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This year I am attempting to give up animal products for lent. Considering I have never partaken in Lent up until now, this is not only going to prove challenging, but has also raised several questions for me about my own willpower and the value of giving things up. Lent … Read More

Agony Aunt: making the most of second semester

8 months ago / 0 comments

“I‘ve always wanted to make the most out of uni, but I‘m quite shy and never joined many societies. Now it’s second semester and I regret not being more involved, but it feels a bit late to make a change. Should I join a society halfway or wait until next … Read More

The silent ‘no’: a matter of consent

8 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs writer, Rosie Plummer, offers a sensitive analysis of our society’s continued struggle with gender roles and the issue of non-verbal consent. In light of the recent accusation against Aziz Ansari, I felt intrigued to explore the conflicts of living in a liberal, but patriarchal society, in which men are … Read More

How a bilingual mind works

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Sana Hussain shares her experience as a bilingual individual, giving insight into how her mind works. I was born in Leeds and have lived in the same area of Leeds all my life. The first language I was spoken to by my parents was Urdu, which was my mother’s second … Read More

New year detox mentality: the dangers of diet culture

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Blogs editor, Emily Merrill, discusses detox and diet culture, arguing that for our well-being, and the well-being of those around us, we need to replace New Year weight-loss goals with self-love resolutions. Men think about sex every seven seconds. If you eat the crusts of your toast your hair will … Read More

Blogging as a full time career: the great debate

8 months ago / 0 comments

It seems quite fitting as this is the Blogs section to talk about that very topic. Blogging. As a blogger myself, albeit a small one, I have noticed one thing recently across social media: Non-bloggers are finding it hard to accept the turn in recent years to full-time blogging as … Read More