• Vintage Movies and Early Feminist Icons

    It is often rightfully said that vintage movies feature a lot of sexism in them, which, although expected due to the cultural beliefs of the time, can be irritating. However, there are female characters of whom we can be proud for being early feminists. Esther Smith in Meet Me...
  • Study Abroad Stresses: Part Two

    Although going on a year abroad can be one of the most exciting and life changing experiences of a person’s life, there are many drawbacks that make us question if we are making the right decision to take one. One of the most common reasons is homesickness and not...
  • The best and worst things about going home for the holidays

    Coming home from university during the holidays is a bit weird, let’s be honest. Unpacking is too much effort, but at the same time living out of a suitcase is not a way to live. You feel like you are a stranger having been away for so long, yet...
  • Six things university has taught me outside of my degree

    University is a time of personal growth, learning and preparation for the world of work. But after a year and a half of being here, I’ve found that I have gained many more valuable lessons from general student life than from my degree itself. From cooking and cleaning skills...
  • Catalan independence: an explanation

    On the 1st of October, 90% of Catalans who voted in the region’s independence referendum voted in favour of secession from Spain, despite Spanish authorities shutting down polling stations and confiscating ballot boxes.   The Spanish government suppressed the referendum, calling it illegal, undemocratic, and unconstitutional. Despite this, Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia,...
  • The Bloody Conflict in Ukraine

    My trip to Kiev in May will be unforgettable. As I walked to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) I felt as though I was in a war zone. Candles, wreaths and flowers lay where the mass killing of innocent protesters took place. The Maidan continues to stay as it has...