• The Dangers of the Independence Agenda

    Ella Beadman A cultural shift has seen an increase in the encouragement for independence, particularly through social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, whether it be through the new promotion of ‘low-maintenance friendships’, the prominence of ‘situationships,’ or the stigmatisation of the desire for romance. While the focus...
  • Friendship Break-Ups: Let’s Talk About Them

    Abigel Lancaster We’ve all been through a friendship break-up, whether it be a gradual growing apart from one another or a big disagreement that ends in the two of you never speaking again. No longer having the person you felt able to confide in is really painful, and it...
  • TikTok and The Fear of Missing Out

    Yasmine Medjdoub Many of us spend way more time than we would like on TikTok. Still, as it has become a popular (if not the most popular) way of staying up to date with news and current trends, many young people fear that deleting the app will lead to...
  • The Death of the Tweenager

    Imogen Simmonds The term tweenager refers to a period in life that centralises around change, growth, experimentation and self-discovery. Often reflected on as the ‘awkward stage’, the tween years are the pre-adolescent stages. Imogen Simmonds explores how in the age of social media domination, children appear to be jumping...
  • Education, Access and Menstrual Equity: UoN and Government Efforts in Combatting Period Poverty

    Manjot Sahota The World Bank estimates that over 500 million menstruating people worldwide lack the resources they need to manage their periods. This is a denial of basic human rights for so many across the globe, in both the Global North and South. In a recent survey, Action Aid...
  • Misogyny and Double-Standards in Fangirl Culture

    Ellie Jupp Throughout fandom culture, both stars at the centre of Hollywood, and the fans themselves, have always faced a sexist double-standard in the levels of respect that they receive from the media. From male celebrities being praised while female celebrities are bashed over the same thing, to the...
  • Celebrating Christmas Across The Globe

    Emma Burnett In the UK, our Christmas traditions are so ingrained that it is easy to forget that other countries have completely different approaches to the festive season. Emma Burnett explores different Christmas traditions around the globe.  Germany Famous for their festive markets, Germans know how to make a...