Winter investment

Isabella Poppius argues the case for splashing out on classics this season. Harsh economic conditions of late have forced most people to think twice before opening their wallets and for an ever increasing number of savvy fashionistas this ´think…

The season to be healthy

Michelle Williams turns her back on organic to reap the benefits of seasonal produce The arguments in favour of buying organic are, at present, still not wholly convincing to some, myself included. Organic produce does not necessarily contain a…

Life is Peachy

Laura Doherty ‘Nepotism.’ That, in short, is Jon Snow’s top tip for breaking into the media world. It’s briefly succeeded by hard work and perseverance, but they are but pawns in the game of bloodline dominance. This month’s frontrunner…

Battle of the bulge

Ben Freeman In days of old, the fashion industry spent trillions of pennies developing its collections, solely targeted at the female of the species. Men were generally ignored as they have not traditionally been as dedicated to the art…

Taking a peek at Cafezique

Claire Strickett They don’t quite spell it out for you, but it’s clear enough – at Cafezique, the focus is on the food. Everything about it screams casual, the atmosphere falling somewhere between café and gastropub. It’s a tiny…

Playing Ketchup

Michelle Williams braves Ashton Lane’s newest arrival Now, I ain’t no doctor or nothin’, but I do know a thing or two about burgers. In my house burgers come fat, juicy and homemade, full of chillis and smothered in…

Le geek – c’est chic!

Tara Hepburn A friend said to me recently that she had no time for fashion — that it’s intimidating and elitist, and annoyingly ‘cool’. And whilst that’s a slightly sweeping excuse for her own sartorial ineptitude, it’s a belief…

Freshers & finals

David Kirkpatrick It’s cold outside, Christmas cards are on sale and I’m sitting waiting for a cheerful, white bearded old man to appear. There’s only one logical conclusion: it has to be the first seminar of term. But how…

Freshers’ Week 2008 – Freshers’ Ball – QMU

Students queued for over an hour to go the QM Freshers’ Ball on Thursday, with the reward of free pizza once they were inside. Girls in full-length ballgowns and boys in kilts and suits, mingled with…