Category : Lifestyle & Culture

REVIEW: Flint Town

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Filmed from above, a dark police car rolls noiselessly along a snow-covered track. Streetlights above reveal the road to be quiet and deserted. A crackly voice issuing from a police radio breaks the silence: “We have a male, white, wearing a Michigan State hoodie down in a driveway, semi-conscious… we … Read More

Why TV is obsessed with the 80s and 90s

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There has been a recent trend of television shows being set in the ‘80s and 90’s, including, Freaks and Geeks, Stranger Things and My Mad Fat Diary, to name a few. So why, in 2018, are the ‘80s and ‘90s so inescapable when it comes to television? It is difficult … Read More

Women Behind Bars

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Netflix original Girls Incarcerated plays out less like a documentary series and more like a coming of age reality show – but this is not a negative. It gives us in depth insight into the teenagers’ characters and backgrounds which aids in dismantling the stigma around young offenders. Girls Incarcerated … Read More

Things to do over Easter if you’re staying in Leeds over the break

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Beginning to get jealous of all your friends going away this Easter? Don’t fret. Here is your ultimate guide for everything going on in Leeds over the holidays. We’re not in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best Cities’ list for nothing! Kirkstall Abbey – While it may not be the warmest place to … Read More

Recognising Stress and Panic

7 months ago / 0 comments

We all know how student life can become really stressful. From weekly tasks and presentations to essays and reports, we constantly feel under pressure. When the exam period starts we’re already tired, and all we crave is rest. In the fortunate case that our deadlines are spread throughout the term, … Read More

Where to Study on Campus

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As a second year who has just about dodged her way through nearly four semesters in Leeds, I would like to think I’ve become acquainted with the many different places to study on campus. It can be difficult to find the ideal place to study on campus, but there is … Read More

Teach Me How to Hobby: How to Pick up a New Hobby and Stick to It

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Hobbies help me relax, unwind and re-focus on the important things in my life. They encourage me to see things more clearly and to engage with my inner self. Most importantly, hobbies help me get out of the monotony of my routine and step aside from all my responsibilities, university … Read More

How to Cope with Being Ghosted In the Group Chat

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Ghosting: an innovative trend made possible by the age of technology, allowing the apathetic termination of relationships without having to so much as lift a finger. Whilst mostly associated with dating and a symptom of our fast-paced tinder-swiping society, to be ghosted by friends in the semi-public group chat is … Read More

The Only Story: A Review of Julian Barnes’ Compelling New Novel

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The Only Story is Julian Barnes’ latest novel, published just over a month ago. People swoon over his books, particularly Flaubert’s Parrot (1984) and The Sense of an Ending (2011). I had never read a novel of his before, and had some mild preconceptions. I found the book madly compelling. … Read More

Hybridised TV Shows: Are We Just Recreating New Versions of Old Classics?    

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Even if the TV world is codified in several specific genres, hybridised television series that intertwine those different types of storylines are arising. Turning on the TV used to mean always seeing the same things. A crime TV series, then a romance, and between those two a cooking show to … Read More