Charlotte Manning


The new ‘role models’?

A new year, and with it a new bout of controversy from a famous YouTuber. This time from Logan Paul, who decided to share with his army of devoted subscribers a graphic video in which he finds the corpse of a man who committed suicide in Aokigahara forest (a sacred Japanese site at the base…


Fashion gifts for under fifteen

If you’re trying not to look at the date because you’re scared of deadlines fast approaching (like me), then you may not have realised we’ve less than a month until Christmas! To save you time, and hopefully a bit of money, I have comprised a student-friendly gift guide (all under £15), with my top picks…


Rock n’ rip off

You love music, right? You’re reading the music section of the paper, so chances are you love going to music events as well. What you probably don’t love, however, is seeing tickets for your favourite bands and live music acts sell out in a matter of minutes, especially when you see them up on sites…


Zara’s financial faux pas

Despite a year of record sales for Spanish fashion giant Zara, in which they saw sales break the £600 million mark for the first time ever, they reported a steep loss in profit following a move in head office location and mass reinvestment back into stores. Pre-tax profits reportedly dropped from £58.3m to £39.2m in…


Shop Savvy

Clothes shops tend to pick on students at their most vulnerable, just after they’ve received their student loan. Offering us some fantastic deals and discounts, which are very tempting indeed! While this is great, we often find ourselves almost buying a brand new wardrobe full of clothes, when really we didn’t want or need anywhere…


The LCR: From A-List to Coldplay

What is UEA’s finest asset? Perhaps it is the wonderful and versatile Sainsbury Centre (Avengers, anyone?) Or maybe it is the vast greenery and hundreds of adorable rabbits that inhabit the campus. Both good guesses, but you would be wrong. It is, of course, the LCR: UEA’s very own music venue. Home of Damn Good…


Size Matters

Clothes shopping. An experience that I want to love. Trying on new clothes that have a potential to make me look and feel great can be so much fun. Unfortunately, it can often end up being  disheartening due to one thing; clothes sizing. Speak to any girl about it, and they will tell you just…


How to beat winter

Treat your lips… If your lips are feeling dry in the cold winter months, invest in a lip scrub such as Popcorn from Lush (£5.95) or if you’re feeling like getting crafty in the New Year then make your own! Granulated sugar, oil/honey and some flavouring such as peppermint oil works well and tastes good…

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