Features / 20/07/2021 Three hours in a Covid vaccine queue with a fear of needles

‘Over 25 years old? Grab the jab today.’ Not me. ‘21-24 years old? Use the NHS website to book your vaccine now.’ Still not me. ‘Hi Dolly, you have been invited for your first Covid-19 vaccination. Please click the link to book.’ This is it. Immediately I scramble to open the message, snatching up the...

Features / 20/07/2021 I love Pride, others NEED Pride

It’s weird to be a queer person who doesn’t have a coming out story. I grew up in Brighton, with very left-wing and accepting parents, so when I started to realise I liked girls as well as boys, there was no real reason to even have a conversation about it. My family had always been...

Features / 05/05/2021 Standing in ‘SolidariTee’

SolidariTee is the largest entirely student-run charity worldwide, endeavouring to increase awareness of the scale of the injustices faced by refugees worldwide, and collaboratively raise funds for individuals and NGOs alike that support the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers. Founded in 2017, SolidariTee’s campaigns have already had a significant impact, rapidly growing and...

Features / 05/05/2021 What to Look Forward to This Summer

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world in more ways than we can count, from lives lost to job issues and having to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle. More than a year since the first outbreak, and we are still amid a slow yet steady recovery. But summer is fast approaching and there are...

Features / 05/05/2021 Has the Pandemic Changed the Way we Grieve?

Why does grief feel different in 2021? Death has been a discussion of two sides since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. On one hand it is a statistic, a number to be watched closely in the hopes of freedom from lockdowns. On the other, it is a truly personal tragedy. Bereavement’s emotional importance, pandemic...

Interview, Sport / 27/04/2021 “You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as...

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I love Pride, others NEED Pride

It’s weird to be a queer person who doesn’t have a coming out story. I grew up in Brighton, with very left-wing and accepting parents, so when I started to realise I liked girls as well as boys, there was no real reason to even have a conversation about it. My family had always been…

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Standing in ‘SolidariTee’

SolidariTee is the largest entirely student-run charity worldwide, endeavouring to increase awareness of the scale of the injustices faced by refugees worldwide, and collaboratively raise funds for individuals and NGOs alike that support the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers. Founded in 2017, SolidariTee’s campaigns have already had a significant impact, rapidly growing and…

Features

Has the Pandemic Changed the Way we Grieve?

Why does grief feel different in 2021? Death has been a discussion of two sides since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. On one hand it is a statistic, a number to be watched closely in the hopes of freedom from lockdowns. On the other, it is a truly personal tragedy. Bereavement’s emotional importance, pandemic…

Interview, Sport

“You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as…

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How Call of Duty saved my life

Everyone had a different reaction to lockdown. Some people did daily quizzes, some people baked copious amount of banana bread, some people tried to learn an instrument before watching Netflix instead. I had two reactions. First, I fell even deeper into a depression. Second, I became obsessed with Call of Duty, and most especially, Call…

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No Graduation Ceremony: the wait goes on

According to the late Terry Pratchet, “ritual and ceremony in their due times kept the world under the sky and the stars in their courses.” So what happens, then, if the ‘ceremony’ is postponed? This is a question faced by students not only in the UK, but around the world.  David Richardson – University of…

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Everyone’s Invited: An Overdue Conversation About Sexual Misconduct in Education

Founded by student Somo Sara in June 2020, website ‘Everyone’s Invited’ has sparked an overdue conversation about sexual misconduct in education. Published to a community of over 41,200 individuals, of whom 13,500 have shared their stories, these harrowing testimonies named over 100 schools before they were censored last Monday. Reports have been made by both…


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