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Vent to views

13th March 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I recently met a boy through Hinge, and I get on with him so much. We have been on three dates, and I feel smitten, he’s perfect. But due to Corona, I moved out of my flat in January. Now I don’t know if I’ll see him again ...


Unlearning… eating meat

13th March 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In this instalment, Elisabetta Comin rethinks her philosophies surrounding meat consumption, citing Boon Joon-ho’s Okja as a eureka moment kickstarting her plant-based journey.  Preachy, uncompromising, extreme. For most of my life before university, I’d heard friends and family members casually re...


Tales from Zoomiversity

12th March 2021

Zoom university may have gotten off to a rocky start for most, but you can’t deny that it’s given us some good stories. I rather like university classes online – or Zoomiversity, as it’s affectionately termed. Sure, these new learning methods have come with an overwhelming sense of isolation, frustration, and a crushing sense of ...


Working hard or hardly working?

12th March 2021

With everything online now, how are we meant to prepare for the working world without hands-on work experience? It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started and lockdown became our way of life. Yet, time goes on and another academic year has gone by with it, making some of us approach the final years ...


It’s not on the victim to prevent their attack

12th March 2021

Content Warning: sexual assault, harassment, gender-based violence In the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance, Rachel Campbell reflects on the culture which teaches women to walk with their keys between their fingers whilst men laugh about it. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sarah Everard, a woman who went missing ...


Is this Sturgeon’s final fall from grace?

11th March 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper explores what the allegations against Nicola Sturgeon mean for the SNP in the run up to May’s Holyrood elections. Watching parts of Nicola Sturgeon’s eight hour questioning by the Scottish parliament on Wednesday, my mind was cast back to the 2015 UK general election. Specifically, to the first televised debate before which members ...


You are not too good for politics

10th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings is here to tell you that “not wanting to get involved with politics” is a political choice. Coco Pops is racist, muesli is the pinnacle of Corbynism, and if you prefer “nanny’s homemade marmalade on toast”, you’re a raging Tory. You can’t eat breakfast without engaging with an ideology, but you have ...


I’m literally a communist

7th March 2021

Basilia Weir tells us why she won’t be joining a political party anytime soon. You think you’re dead smart before you get to uni. Right into politics. You’re studying it, after all. You know who Angela Merkel is, you’ve got a vague interest in Scandinavian politics, and Justin Trudeau is your celebrity crush – swot ...


The road(map) not taken

2nd March 2021

Johnson and Sturgeon took two very different approaches to announcing their lockdown easing roadmaps, but which was right? Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon have both announced their roadmaps for easing restrictions, a welcome hint towards a post-Covid world as we near the anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown. Yet, the two announcements took ...


The pressures of pandemic productivity

2nd March 2021

Feeling less motivated to take up hobbies this lockdown than you were back in March? Don’t worry, Rachel Campbell assures you that you aren’t alone. During the first lockdown, all of my classes, exams and hand-ins had been completed or cancelled. Working in non-essential retail, I didn’t have work to fill my days anymore. I ...