• Is Baghdadi’s Death the End of ISIS, or the Start of a New Era?

    After becoming the face of Jihad in 2014, Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi committed suicide on the 27th October 2019, during a US special forces raid on his hideout in Syria. The irony in Baghdadi’s death compared with his apparently extreme (to say the least) morals on pride, strength and...
  • Halloween Around the World!

    Halloween is celebrated annually on the 31st of October and whilst it might seem like just an excuse to dress up, or for an all-nighter at Crisis, the tradition is much more widespread. Rather than trick-or-treating sweets from the neighbors you never speak to, for many, the festival’s importance...
  • TV Review: Narcos: Mexico

    Narcos: Mexico follows the hugely successful first three seasons of Narcos. Shifting its focus from the Sinaloa and Cali Cartels in Colombia, Narcos: Mexico spotlights the gestation of the Guadalaraja cartel in Mexico, the political machinations of key players and the corrupted socio-political fabric that is dominated by drugs...
  • Tacos, Tequila and Turtles: Volunteering in Mexico

    My year abroad found me on the pacific coast of Mexico in sleepy surf town San Pancho, little sister and neighbour to one of Mexico’s lively “Magic Villages” Sayulita. Here I volunteered in a centre called EntreAmigo’s that acted not only as the heart of the community but my...
  • Some Egg-citing Alternatives This Easter

    As Easter slowly creeps up on us, I think it’s safe to say that everyone has chocolate on the brain (thanks Tesco with your annoyingly tempting and reasonably priced £1.50 Easter eggs). If the idea of eating another chocolate Easter egg makes you sigh with resignation instead of filling...
  • Mexico: truths and misconceptions

    Mexico is full of surprises; both good and bad. As an avid traveller, languages student Eleni Philippou has gathered some interesting thoughts about the land of burritos. So without further ado here are five misconceptions and five truths about Mexico:  Misconceptions about Mexico: 1. Skulls symbolize death If you...
  • The World’s Weirdest Halloweens

    Wondering how weird and wacky Halloween festivities can get around the world? Here are our top seven countries with the strangest traditions that give the simple British Trick or Treat a run for its money. 7. Italy If you’re partial to a ghost feasting on a specially prepared gourmet dinner, head...