• Impact’s Music Essentials: Girl Groups

    Daria Paterek rounds up her ten favourite songs by girl groups for Impact's Music Essentials....
  • Little Mix: In Review

    Little Mix took the U.K. (and later the world) by storm after their historic win on X-Factor in 2012, when they became the first group to win the show. 11 years later, and one member down, Little Mix remain one of the biggest girl groups in the world. In...
  • Ecosia Is Live On Campus

    In September of 2021, University of Nottingham student Daria Paterek launched her 'Nottingham on Ecosia' campaign, to adopt Ecosia as the universities default search engine. As of the 4th of March 2022, Ecosia has now gone live in all computer rooms....
  • Reflecting On Video Games That Made Me A ‘Gamer’

    How did it all start? My love for gaming began when I was about ten, and I would play free games online. A lot has changed since then, but becoming an adult has made me truly appreciate the wonderful games that made me fall in love with gaming. Daria...
  • My Love-Hate Relationship With The Shadow And Bone Trilogy

      Daria Paterek In 2021, Shadow and Bone took the world by storm. From becoming one of the most popular books on TikTok to being made into a TV show, the trilogy has continuously risen in relevance. After binge reading the series, Daria gives her honest opinions about the trilogy. What I...
  • Ukrainian Invasion: Now’s Not The Time For Memes

    Social media has allowed people worldwide to witness the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and show solidarity to Ukrainians. It has also helped in demystifying the lies put forward by various Russian government propaganda. However, there has been a darker response to this situation, argues Daria Paterek. ...
  • Why You Need To Play Fallout: New Vegas

    Fallout 4 was the first Fallout game that I played. And I completely fell in love with it. I was amazed by the open world, an intriguing story, and an endless number of quests. However, it wasn’t until I played Fallout: New Vegas (Fallout 4’s predecessor) that I fully appreciated the franchise and the...