Tag : mariana avelino

Bumble speed dating: review

7 months ago / 0 comments

Different people have different views on speed-dating. Some believe it is a useful way to find love, others perceive it as a fun way to meet new people, and still others see it as a last resort. I identify with the second category, so last week I decided to step … Read More

Agony aunt: student housing

8 months ago / 0 comments

I haven’t yet signed for a house. Have I missed the chance to get a good one? Not having signed for a house yet in late January can be a bit nerve-racking. Especially when left and right you hear friends talking about their great new homes, some of which were … Read More

A tale of true innocence: the Christmas cow

9 months ago / 0 comments

Look at the photo above and tell me what you see. A cow you say. Yes, obviously. But what else? A source of milk? A methane-producing beast? How about: the Christmas present that changed my life. Don’t believe me? Read on and find out… The year was 2006. I was … Read More

Modern matchmaking: the truth about tinder

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

In the middle with @booksandquills

11 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs Editor, Mariana Avelino, interviews YouTuber, Sanne Vliegenthart, and asks the burning questions aspiring bloggers and vloggers have always wanted answers to. The rise of digital media, particularly social media, has transformed how we communicate. With technological advances and the near ubiquity of the Internet, mass communication has arguably become … Read More

Agony Aunt: Long Distance Relationships

12 months ago / 0 comments

My boyfriend and I are going to different universities. We’ve been together for a year but it’s the first time we’ll be in a long-distance relationship. Everyone keeps telling me long-distance is really hard … Any advice for making it work? Many people assume that long-distance relationships are incredibly difficult. … Read More

The Safari Diaries: Day 2

1 year ago / 0 comments

What people forget to tell you about Africa is that it gets cold there, too – colder than you would expect, especially out in the Savannah. That’s why at 6 a.m. on my second day in South Africa I set off to see the elephants looking like this: Despite nearly freezing … Read More

The Safari Diaries: Day 1

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by wildlife. When I was eight my mom bought a collection of National Geographic documentaries, each film focussed on a different animal, and I spent all summer watching and re-watching the movies. I think that was when I decided I needed … Read More

50 Shades of… actually this is dreadful

2 years ago / 0 comments

Superficial. Unerotic. Cringe-worthy. The sequel to 50 Shades of Grey continues the affair between girl-next-door Anastasia Steele and chiselled-dominator-billionaire Christian Grey, and is about as sexy as a dead fish. But how can that be? Jamie Dornan is one delicious piece of eye candy, and Dakota Johnson isn’t too bad … Read More

Campus Watch: Bristol student accidentally manufactures 7/7 explosive during laboratory experiment

2 years ago / 0 comments

A University of Bristol student is believed to have mistakenly produced acetone peroxide, the explosive used in the 7/7 bombings during a routine science experiment last Friday (3rd February). At 2.30pm, the chemistry building at Bristol University along with neighbouring buildings had to be evacuated when the student unexpectedly manufactured … Read More