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The VS fashion show: an under-represented, potentially damaging display?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

In the aftermath of this years Victoria’s Secret catwalk in Shanghai, Charlotte discusses lack of representation and the promotion of a single body type. It’s that time of the year again. The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is gracing our television screens once more. It’s safe to say the fashion show … Read More

Agony aunt: break ups

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

“I’m currently experiencing a break up whilst at university, and its hard being away from home. Do you have any advice for how to cope?” Break ups are extremely difficulty no matter the circumstance and admitting you’re having a hard time with it is nothing to be ashamed of. You’re … Read More

Modern matchmaking: the truth about tinder

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Ten million people use Tinder everyday, but do they know how the app is using them? Blogs Editor, Mariana Avelino, examines how technology and design can influence how we think and the decisions we make. Initially introduced as a matchmaking app in 2012, Tinder has since been labelled a casual … Read More

Hashtag social media

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Hannah talks about the power of social media, reminding us that despite its many faults, it has enabled a tremendous amount of good. Our generation’s dependence on social media could be compared to an addiction. It plays into all aspects of life: what we wear, eat and even who we … Read More

A right to life?

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Due to abortions, only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born each year in Iceland, and the country is not alone in having high termination rates. Rosie Plummer discusses the moral implications of aborting a Down syndrome foetuses. Down Syndrome is a genetic condition, which causes distinguishable physical … Read More

The power of now

1 month ago / 0 comments

Megan talks about the importance of  ‘now’ and how making the most of the present can unlock potential and opportunities.  “I’ll do it later”, “I’m busy doing something else”, or “I’m too tired”: a small selection of excuses we are all guilty of when it comes to putting off doing … Read More

Agony aunt: transitioning to vegetarianism

1 month ago / 0 comments

“I’ve recently decided to become a vegetarian but it’s easier said than done! Do you have any tips to help with the transition?” I never agreed with the meat industry, but it wasn’t until I had to cook for myself that I began to fully consider vegetarianism for a number … Read More

Video games as art

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Bradley discusses the artistic value of video games and argues for displaying them in museums.  For a gallery with the word literally in its name, the Tate isn’t very modern. It’s all a bit samey. Behold one thing unexpectedly on top of another thing. Over here is a domestic appliance … Read More

Taylor Swift: the girl we all love to hate

1 month ago / 0 comments

Emily discusses our obsession with the life of celebrities and criticises the misguided entitlement we feel to judge them.  It’s 2017, otherwise known as the era of ultimate street cred for saying that you “hate” Taylor Swift. Upon the imminent release of her sixth studio album, Reputation, and the inevitable … Read More

Marriage in the 21st century

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Nathan discusses how our understanding of marriage has changed over time, and whether it is meaningless or of increasing importance in secular society. It goes without saying that marriage means different things to different people. Is marriage a fundamentally religious vow between two people or is it a secular concept … Read More