Features / 13/10/2020 I Lost My Best Friend Over a Text Message

COVID-19 has put a magnifying glass over a lot of relationships during the summer lockdown; people were finding new information about people every day because they had no workplace, school or social activity to depart to in the daily rhythm of life. Social distancing has allowed me to develop a much stronger appreciation for my...

Features / 13/10/2020 Socialising in the Covid Age

I wasn’t the only student arriving for university this year, apprehensive for the year ahead. It looked like socialising – at least in the traditional sense –  was dead. Long gone are the days of packed nightclubs and manic running between freshers drinks; from kayak taster sessions to the bad film society meet-ups, even meet-ups...

Features / 13/10/2020 Must I Be Impartial?

Let’s cut to the chase: impartiality matters a lot. And yet the answer to the question posed above is far from straightforward. In matters of justice and freedom, ‘impartial’ arbiters are indispensable to any functioning democracy – indeed we expect nothing less.  But one’s level of respect for the term often depends on where –...

Features / 22/09/2020 My tumultuous relationship with XR

You never know how people will react when you say “Extinction Rebellion.” The group has aimed to lead the human species away from walking into an early grave with the “divide and conquer” tactic; Divide the masses away from the 1% and conquer the system into forming a more environmentally friendly planet. I worry after...

Features / 22/09/2020 Keeping the Sound of UEA alive amid Covid-19

Back in September 2018 as a young first year, I arrived at UEA with the eagerness to join pretty much every club and society under the sun. The impact Livewire1350 (UEA’s student radio station) has had on my university life was something never expected as I wandered around the sports park, debating between joining Wine...

Features / 22/09/2020 Let’s get political: Politics Society and Covid-19

When signing up for committee roles this year, I knew we would be taking on a challenge after COVID-19 brought last year to a sharp end. Our predecessors (including this paper’s Editor-in-Chief) advised us remarkably well during handover. But there is no rule book on how to run a political – or indeed any society...

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You control what?

Eating disorders live within and amongst us. Most have encountered it in some form, knowing friends and family with a history of disordered eating. This feels like a ‘make or break’ period for those facing psychiatric impediment. Recovery without the occasional step backwards is to be expected, and few health journeys are quick. No recovery…

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The Positive Power of Youtubers

The BBC does most things well. My father is a proud lifelong employee having travelled the globe on behalf of the public broadcaster. But the newly released documentary “The Restaurant That Burns Off Calories” –  featuring actress Zoe Williams and chef Fred Sirieix – embodies everything wrong about our values as well as the organisations…


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