• Star Signs, Or A Waste Of Time?

    On the 14th July, NASA published findings that there was a 13th star sign – Ophiuchus. Anyone who has even a vague interest in astrology will know that there has always been 12 star signs. Most people are also aware of which one they belong to, and will occasionally...
  • When Identity Is A Death Sentence

    After the incriminating death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protesters across the world have been continuing their calls to end racial inequality. Police brutality and white-sponsored violence are the areas gaining the most attention from the movement. But there’s a minority within the black community who are not...
  • Is Nationalism the Answer to Fighting Coronavirus?

    ‘Other than rationing – which we don’t have – it all feels very similar, really.’ Said our very own Captain Tom, a 96-year-old neighbour, former royal correspondent at the Telegraph and World War II veteran. Still, Tom walks four miles a day to keep healthy and (before lockdown) would...
  • Finding Yourself: My Experience of Travel and Self-Discovery

    The famous British philosopher and physicist John Locke had an idea that individuals travelling can become different people by meeting and seeing “otherness”. His philosophy was that “the man who returns is not the same man who left”. He further refers to hearing new languages as a benefit of travelling,...
  • Becoming Your Uni You

    When I moved to University just over a year ago, I remember thinking how amazing I was going to make my life. Eating well, going to the gym, being overtly confident and extremely unlike my admittedly introverted self to ensure I make lots of friends; the desire for change...
  • Casual Racism: Do we Know if we’re Being Offensive?

    It’s hard to know what is exactly meant by ‘casual racism’. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot, but due to a lack of understanding, it is not often perceived in the negative manner it should be....
  • Secondary School Dress Codes: Necessary or OTT?

    I remember very clearly how it felt to wear a uniform at school. The ease of waking up in the morning and throwing the same thing on, the sense of school identity, and the copious amounts of stuff I could fit into the many pockets of my blazer. But...