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Dear friends: you don’t always have to be an agony aunt

24th March 2022

Hanuel is here to give you some valuable advice: you don’t always have to give advice Humans complain. That’s part of who we are. We remember more negative experiences than we do positive – our brains are just wired that way. Some of our concerns are, let’s face it, fairly privileged, and in the grand ...


Who should replace Boris Johnson upon his resignation?

18th March 2022

A curated list of people who would be a better leader than Boris Johnson. We live in a really dire time in British history, there’s no denying that. However, we’re now experiencing a niche little pocket of unusual societal excitement with the anticipation of Boris Johnson’s resignation, triggered by the simple fact that he’s an ...


Be mindful of your media diet

18th March 2022

Does our media consumption have a negative impact on our health? And, more importantly, should we care? Ahhh, multimedia. You may allow yourself one careful scroll through Reddit and now you’re having to get out of bed at 3am to check that all the doors are locked after watching a list of psychological horror walkthroughs. ...


Let’s move this conversation out of the bedroom

18th March 2022

Consent isn’t just a sexual matter, and it’s time we talk about how crucial it is in everyday scenarios. Consent is not just confined to the bedroom, but it’s often only spoken about regarding sexual relationships, especially after the #MeToo movement. Whilst consent is an important part of sexual interaction, it’s also in every other ...


We all get to the top together, or not at all

18th March 2022

Why are we so fascinated with those who accomplish near-death challenges? Some say that exploration for the sake of exploration is an exploit from a past time, that today in our modern world it’s just a waste of resources and the reserve of the rich. This ignorance found in warm cosy student flats is the ...


Wordle: fad and fun

15th March 2022

 Rebecca Richard dissects the Wordle trend growing on social media and the impact it can have on users. Typing “AFTER” into my phone has become my new morning ritual, willing the little black squares to flip to green, or at least yellow, for me to feel accomplished at the start of my day. For those ...


Pondering the political parody.

13th March 2022

Social media and politics: a bittersweet relationship? A YouTube video published by The Sun named “Boris’ best moments” has been viewed over 4.1 million times; videos like these frequently appear on my timeline. Other titles which show our Prime Minister acting in bizarre ways include “Top 10 WTF Boris Johnson Moments” and “Boris Johnson’s BEST ...


Why we should all be afraid of the new citizenship law

9th March 2022

Melanie Goldberg examines how dangerous it is when history repeats itself. For those of you unaware, the Conservative government quietly passed the second reading of a controversial bill deemed the “Nationality and Borders Bill”, that effectively targets BAME communities. The law allows the Home Office to strip citizenship from UK citizens if there is a ...


Joe Rogan proves there’s money in controversy

7th March 2022

Do streaming platforms like Spotify have a responsibility to protect their listeners from misinformation, or is this a disruption to freedom of speech? I don’t like Joe Rogan and I don’t want to like Joe Rogan. I am, however, (and against my better judgement) intrigued by Joe Rogan. He draws in millions of listeners, as ...


Are you really what you eat?

2nd March 2022

Meg Russell explores the way that morality, politics and judgement is mixed together and served up with food choices. CW: Eating disorders Relationships with food are really complex. I obsessed over it for years: only ate certain things, didn’t eat, over ate, and hated myself and my body throughout. As I disentangled myself from the ...