Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Fact, Fantasy, Fallacy?

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Stephanie Bennett dissects the cultural phenomenon of historical dramatisations. With the recent popular televisation of Netflix’s The Crown and ITV’s Victoria, certain pertinent questions spring to mind stemming from such adaptations of history. Historical dramas, despite their misleading names, tend to rewrite and sensationalise aspects to such an extent that … Read More

Can You Beat a BBC Drama?

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Is Netflix’s increasing focus on original drama set to threaten BBC supremacy? BBC dramas have long been the jewel in the crown of British television and the BBC iPlayer’s recent gift of ‘Box Sets’ has meant that the programmes are more accessible and exciting than ever. The British Broadcasting Corporation … Read More

How to Land a Summer Job

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Now that the January blues have finally worn off and exam results have been released, it may feel as if there are no more excuses getting in the way of you and the perfect summer job. In today’s competitive job market, getting employment has never been so useful and summer … Read More

The Key to Productivity Over Easter

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Exams are looming and deadlines are coming thick and fast. But before they are officially upon us, we have the much needed Easter holidays. However, staying productive over this period and attempting to avoid the endless distractions that home offers can be really tricky. Easter break always seems to fly … Read More

Giving Recovery A Voice

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Suffering from a mental health condition can feel like being suffocated inside a black hole. It’s hard to envisage a brighter future when you are submerged in darkness. Even if you can see wholeness and wellbeing in the distance, it seems impossible to climb out of your situation. This is … Read More

Watch Your Mouth: How Turns of Phrase Belittle Mental Illness

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‘I’m so depressed…’ ‘She’s such a psycho…’ ‘Sorry, I’m a little bit OCD!’ You’ve probably heard all of these phrases more than once – perhaps even used them yourself. They seem harmless enough in the moment, but in the long term the colloquialization of these phrases in everyday conversation could … Read More

Elizabeth: Our Queen – A Good Kind of Nostalgic.

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This week, Channel 5 aired the first in an 8-part series detailing the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first episode, called ‘Queen in Waiting’ details the Queen’s younger years, ending with the death of King George VI in 1952. It seems society has a desire to expose people’s private … Read More

Which day is Valentine’s Day? Every day!

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It’s easy and effortless to be romantic when every advertisement reminds us of Valentine’s Day, when every supermarket offers ranges of chocolates of every conceivable shape and every shop is selling romantic presents. It’s easy to love when love is in the air. But how to we keep this feeling … Read More

Prime Spots to Visit During the Easter Break

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Easter is the perfect time to take a mini break especially if deadlines are getting you down. Forget about your dissertation for a few days and enjoy some time off in one of these exciting European destinations. Hamburg Voted the world’s best city for a night out, Germany’s ‘edgiest’ city … Read More

Cry Me a River: The Decline of Riverdale

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Popular Netflix show Riverdale has never been particularly well-written or well-acted. Despite the avid attention it garnered from its audience, it’s unlikely that anyone believed it possible that it could get any worse. But somehow, impossibly, the second season is even worse than the first. From dreaded beginning to glorious … Read More