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Planting Peace: Assessment Season

2nd December 2020

A new column that uses accessible, natural methods and plant-parenthood to help students sow the seeds of stability in stressful times. Quarantine has turned plant ownership into a trend, but it’s always been a tried-and-true hobby for those seeking a meditative pursuit. The act of caring for something can be a massively rewarding addition to ...


My love life: maintaining your individuality in a relationship

29th November 2020

Is it possible to be more than just a half of a “greater” whole? Since I was 16 and was first asked to be someone’s girlfriend on a park bench (with our friends trying to look like they weren’t looking), I have always found myself more content when in a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, ...


Freshers 2020: Why I came anyway

28th November 2020

A first year’s outlook into whether starting university this year was worthwhile. For every new student in 2020, one thing has been made abundantly clear: this year is NOT normal. Starting off my university experience amidst a pandemic is something I would have never dreamed I’d be doing, yet here I am! However, it’s obvious ...


Forgive and forget: the fallout of young celebs making headlines

28th November 2020

With cancel culture rife in today’s society, Grace Graham Taylor argues we should be kinder towards young public figures when they make “fatal” faux-pas. On 5 September, two 18 and 19-year-old football players broke the rules of quarantine by inviting two young women back to their hotel room. A few weeks later, 172 students contracted ...


The Corbyn problem

25th November 2020

Luke Chafer considers the aftermath of the Corbyn investigation, as he discusses antisemitism in the party and the impending civil war within Labour. The rapturous chants of “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” that became synonymous with the summers of his pomp seem just a faint memory in the week that Keir Starmer, the incumbent Labour leader, sought ...


My love life: or the lack of it

18th November 2020

The first in a new series looking at different romantic outlooks from various students. To put it simply, my love life is non-existent. I didn’t think that at 22, in my final year of university, I would be in the same place most people are at 14: a couple of sloppy kisses filling my romantic ...


Flat Nightmares: my ceiling fell in!

16th November 2020

The first instalment in our new series to inform students about various living crises and how to deal with them. At the end of July, the ceiling in the hallway of my top floor flat collapsed. It had been raining all day and the roof had flooded, tripping all the fire alarms and destroying a ...


Post-lockdown utopia?

15th November 2020

What would be the dream world after the social changes of lockdown? Emily tells us hers. There’s no denying it’s been one hell of a year – and mostly for the worse at that. When the coronavirus lockdown was ushered in back in March it felt like the world was ending, but whilst it didn’t ...


The show must go on: election special

10th November 2020

The real war between the UK and the US… election coverage “I can’t sleep. I need to know what’s happening in Michigan” says a non-resident and non-citizen of the United States of America, wrapped up in a blanket, five screens in front, holding onto a mug of espresso, eyes bloodshot, at 4:30 am. A shout ...


QAnon – from an online mystery to a real-life crisis

9th November 2020

How conspiracy theories have translated into anti-mask protests. Has someone ever told you that the actors, politicians, and celebrity personalities you know and love are part of a global paedophilic, bloodsucking, autocratic syndicate? If not, you clearly haven’t heard QAnon.  In what seems like a decade ago, the comparatively blissful times of November 2017, YouTube ...