Category : In The Middle

The Rise of the Right?

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October 7th saw Jair Bolsonaro elected as the president of Brazil, a far-right politician whose beliefs are outwardly racist, homophobic and sexist. His repertoire includes comments such as telling a reporter she did not ‘deserve’ to be raped, saying he would rather see his son dead than gay, and stating … Read More

World Kindness Day

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Do we need to begin by being kinder to ourselves first? It’s almost seen as a given that being kind to other people will equate to happiness. However, when you really think about it, most of the motives behind kind acts feed back into how we feel about ourselves in … Read More

Is ‘Girls Support Girls’ Unconditional?

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“Girls support Girls” is a movement that has swept through pop culture, outlining an essential part of feminism as being the mutual support of women by other women. It calls for women to lift each other up instead of tearing each other down, because they can’t begin to overcome the … Read More

Lift The Ban

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A few weeks ago, Ben and Jerry’s were on campus and promoting the Lift the Ban campaign for asylum seekers’ right to work in the UK, or as most of you will remember it: giving out free ice cream for a good cause – a great combination at that! In … Read More

Cowboy Boots: The Marmite of Shoes

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Love them or hate them, the Wild, Wild West is back. That’s right. Cowboy boots are a thing again. Ask someone for their opinion of cowboy boots and you’re likely to get a mixed reception. For some, cowboy boots are a heresy best left for Clint Eastwood in movies only … Read More

What’s on Your Festive Bucket List?

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First Winter living in Leeds and don’t know what to do now that the nights are colder? Carys provides a shortlist of the very best. The clocks have changed, the nights are drawing in and Leeds is plummeting into what ca n only be described as an arctic climate. Winter … Read More

Anti Bullying Week 2018: Recognising and Dealing with Toxic Behaviour at University

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As many have regurgitated before now, university is simultaneously the best and perhaps the most challenging part of your life. It is a period when everyone is struggling to figure themselves out as well as tackling seemingly never-ending workloads, but what many can agree on is that forging meaningful relationships … Read More

Self Care Week 2018: Getting The Most Out Of Our NHS

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    Self Care Week, 12th-18th November, is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families, and generations, run by the Self Care Forum. “Choose Self Care for Life” is the strapline for the awareness week this year and organisations are being encouraged … Read More

K-Fashion: The Streetwear Trend To Look Out For

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With the recent rise of K-pop in the mainstream music circuit, other aspects of Korean culture are achieving similar recognition – namely, Korean fashion. Generally, Koreans choose very on-trend items, and both women and men carefully select their chosen ensembles. This results in outfits that implement colour without looking too … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: A Refreshing Rethink

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We’ve heard it all before, the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ campaign often plays like a stuck record in our minds. We might think we’ve nailed the whole recycling thing, but in reality it’s far from under control. In the UK, every person throws away their body weight in waste almost … Read More