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Travel

THE MOST UNKNOWN STUDENT DESTINATIONS

There are always some stretches in the Autumn when you feel trapped in lecture halls, nervously checking the weather application to see if your tea time by the lake is possible, only to step outside to the dreaded sound of the drizzle. You dream of seeing far-away places to quench your travel deficiency but understand…

Travel

Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…

Sport

World Cup round-up: the thrills, surprises, and healthy dose of VAR controversy

In a World Cup initially mired by talk of Putin-centric international politics and yet another bout of British pessimism, Russia 2018’s group stage has reminded everyone that there’s no greater tonic than the beautiful game. There’s been thrills, surprises, a healthy dose of VAR controversy (my two cents: VAR is brilliant, and it’s up to…

Sport, World Cup 2014

Diary of a football phobic: part 4

Belgium v the United States I hear that the Americans are ganging up on poor little Belgium on Twitter. #nobodylikesyouBelgium, anyone? #worsethanBelarus? I am assured that it’s all in jest, but this is the nation that gave us Freedom Fries. You never do know with the Yanks… So I settle down to watch the match…

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