Category : Blogs

Bumble speed dating: review

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Different people have different views on speed-dating. Some believe it is a useful way to find love, others perceive it as a fun way to meet new people, and still others see it as a last resort. I identify with the second category, so last week I decided to step … Read More

Britain can’t handle the cold

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This week, immovable object meets irresistible force in what’s sure to be the meteorological event of the millennium. There’s no undercard required to get our pulses racing for this one. Finally, The Beast from the East tussles it out with – the more modestly named – Storm Emma. But who … Read More

Drunkorexia: the dangerous vernacular

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In recent years it has become popular to add ‘orexia’ to the end of colloquial words creating a made-up terminology for serious disordered eating issues. Some of these include ‘bigorexia’ and ‘drunkorexia’. In light of this week being Eating Disorder Awareness week, I wanted to delve into what these mental … Read More

Agony aunt: giving a presentation

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Any advice on how to ace a presentation? I’ve got an important one coming up and would love some tips! There’s no escaping the fact that at some point during your university studies, and then no doubt in your work life, you will have to give a presentation. This could … Read More

Anti-homeless benches: an act of ignorance

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I can guarantee that on my blurry-eyed, 11am walk to lectures I will pass at least one homeless person sat on the streets of Hyde Park. It’s not an uncommon sight in Leeds; in fact it’s hardly a rare sight anywhere in England considering that according to Shelter, around one … Read More

EDAW: Visions of eating disorders in film and writing

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Every time that Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes around, I am amazed to find that is has been another year without the control of Anorexia/Bulimia. Perfectionism – and feeling like you will never reach the standards that you set for yourself – is a common underlying cause of eating disorders … Read More

Basis’ battle against child sexual exploitation

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It is undeniable that attitudes to child sexual exploitation need to be changed. Up until 2015, the term ‘child prostitute’ was used to describe a young person under the age of 18 “selling sex”, language which clearly criminalises the child. Victims of the Rotherham paedophile gang were first identified in … Read More

Commercialisation of sport: has it gone too far?

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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

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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