Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Did Star Trek: Discovery Fall Short or Prosper?

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Star Trek: Discovery is the beloved franchise‘s return to the small screen after 12 years. Set ten years before the original series, Discovery follows Federation officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) who unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – A Boy Made of Blocks

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This month, add an uplifting novel to your bookshelf with Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made of Blocks. This debut novel is sure to tug at your heartstrings, making you laugh, cry and everything in between. Drawing inspiration from Stuart’s own son, who was diagnosed as on the autism spectrum in … Read More

Battle of the Beverages

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Ever wondered where best to take refuge when you simply cannot face a two-hour lecture in a windowless lecture theatre in Roger Stevens? Wonder no more; we explore the best spots to fulfil your campus caffeine cravings. Balcony Balcony is the first and only student-led enterprise on campus. They proudly … Read More

Orthorexia – The Eating Disorder You Didn’t Know Existed

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Caitlin Tilley examines the consequences of living  in a health obsessed world and how this can lead to an often overlooked eating disorder. Like many, I have always had a keen interest in healthy eating. Whilst I have always assumed this was a positive quality, I have recently learnt that … Read More

Piercing the Canon: LGBTQ+ Representation in Literature

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As Miss Puddleton advises Stephen in The Well of Loneliness, ‘books are good friends’. Here are some classics to add to your book shelf. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall Stephen Gordon always had an inkling that something was different about her. The Well of Loneliness follows her venture … Read More

REVIEW: What Would Your Kids Do?

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Jason Manford plays the big kid hosting this new ITV game show, which combines Channel 4’s the Secret Life of 5 Year Olds with just about any basic TV game show. The show is structured in rounds in which three sets of parents are challenged to predict what their child … Read More

It’s Time to Start Eating Fish Sustainably

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With the recent success of both Blue Planet II and ‘Veganuary’, now seems like a more salient time than ever to discuss how to make our fish-buying habits sustainable. For those who turned their Januarys into ‘Veganuarys’ last month, this may have been a long and painful experience for some, … Read More

REVIEW: Flatpack Empire

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The first episode of this new series which goes behind the scenes of furniture giant, Ikea, proved an interesting watch. It begins exploring the humble beginnings of the company, first started in 1943, and explores how its concept was initially received compared to now. The company had been small when … Read More

Learn Your Lesson: Forget Exam Results and Take Away the Positives

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Exams are over and the new semester has started. Also, many of us just got their exam results. Hopefully, most of them were better than we thought, maybe others were worse, some were as expected and others probably disappointed us. The impact that a simple, tiny number can make in … Read More

REVIEW: Festival of the Dead Meets Leeds

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There could not have been a more apt setting for Festival of the Dead’s debut in Leeds than Church. If I’m sure about one thing, it’s that the Festival of the Dead was anything but dead. A concoction of music, laughter and elaborate costumes greeted us in a smoky room … Read More